Letters to the editor – June 13, 2019

We still don’t have responsible drainage Re: “Sask. farmers defend well planned agricultural drainage,” (WP, May 23). The rural municipalities and the Smith Creek Watershed Association proclaim that they take issue with “perplexed by environmental claims that we’re damaging the land.” Although agricultural drainage removes wetlands, it’s more than that. It is the redirecting of […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 9, 2019

Grain code of practice a waste of time Re: “Time for a code of practice for grain,” op-ed by Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl, (WP, April 4). We have and will continue to have “imposed requirements,” whether we have a code of practice or not. Sustainable beef production certification, as an example, has done nothing […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 25, 2019

Carbon tax rally a great success I am writing this after just returning from the Regina rally against the carbon tax. The organizers of this were very modest, but I need to say that it was incredibly well thought out. The RCMP and city police were flawless in their traffic control, and the residents of Regina […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 18, 2019

Grants and taxes not helping farmers It seems the Saskatchewan government doesn’t care if the family farm exists, it’s all about the big or corporate farms. Nowadays to qualify for grants for wells, pipelines and dugouts you have to gross $50,000 from the farm so small farms, in order to qualify you would have to […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 11, 2019

Sask. PST increase worse than carbon tax  Having recently completed my income tax return for 2018, I noticed a significant increase in Saskatchewan PST charges. With the current backlash against the federal carbon tax, led in large part by the provincial government, I decided to do some comparing. In the spring of 2017 the Saskatchewan […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 4, 2019

Why import hogs from Poland, China? Re: “Feds must be guard dog protecting against hog disease,” column by D’Arce McMillan, March 21. Good work. Please bring more related information to people’s attention. Myself and many other hog producers that I know are very concerned about pork being imported from Poland and even China. This should […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 28, 2019

Farm water strategy has major faults Re: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the provincial government will invest $5 million in farm water management strategy. The provincial government news release is disingenuous to say the least. It is mentioned that farmers will receive monies for improving land and crop production values while resolving the impact on […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 14, 2019

Support public money for seed development The seed industry has had some measured success in convincing farmers that the varietal development system we have is broken and that the only way to fix it is to subsidize private investment.  This is nonsense. There is no doubt western farmers and Canada in general will benefit from […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 7, 2019

Train braking system needs to be re-thought Recently there have been three train wrecks that resulted in spectacular smash-ups of rail cars. The first, near Saskatoon, thankfully did not result in loss of life, even though two locomotives and 30 cars derailed at a level crossing. In the Kicking Horse Pass, sadly three train crew […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 28, 2019

Producers must manage seed future By now, most grain producers are aware of the major thrust by Seed Synergy and their captured ally, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, to try and bring about a seed tax that was so eloquently labelled as “value creation.” It was a cleverly lubricated PR campaign to have the grain producers […] Read more