Letters to the editor – September 2, 2021

Western Canada needs cattle feed solutions Well, another brilliant move by our responsible politicians in Alberta. Throw some money at our ranchers and shut them up. Shortly after this announcement the price of hay doubled — old-fashioned greed kicked in. So, now western Canadian beef cows hope to learn to survive on money, although it […] Read more

Letters to the editor – August 19, 2021

Climate change needs advocates for change Kevin Hursh is dead wrong in his approach to global warming. As we have seen, even on their death beds, some people will deny the existence of COVID-19. And, so it is with global warming as well, with the difference being there is no overnight vaccine for the climate. […] Read more

Letters to the editor – July 8, 2021

International workers not denied vaccinations Despite some reports, producers in Manitoba are not blocking international workers from getting vaccinated. We value them and the contributions they make to our farms and communities. It is an understatement to suggest that keeping international workers healthy and safe is critical to the success of Manitoba’s agricultural industry. As […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 24, 2021

Grain watering article called disappointing We were dismayed when we read the article headlined “Can you add value to your grain with a garden hose” published in The Western Producer on June 3, 2021, which provides guidance to producers on how to add water to their grain. The Canadian Grain Commission does not condone or […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 3, 2021

Agriculture’s image must be protected My wife and I are beef producers and understand why we brand our livestock. However, I noticed on page 37 in the May 20 Western Producer a group of pictures taken by Tegan Barr titled “Branding on the colony” that might be quite disturbing to a lot of people, although […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 27, 2021

Misinformation undermines science While COVID-19 continues to severely impact our lives, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Mass vaccination is the most successful strategy for long-term control of the pandemic. However, achieving high uptake of vaccines will be a challenge and is being impeded by the widespread distribution of misinformation, […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 20, 2021

Federal agriculture minister sells out Canada’s farmers To federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. The announcement of $6.9 billion support for Air Canada, and your support of it, proves that you are an illogical politician, unworthy of being minister of agriculture for Canada. This support allows the twisted, immoral values of the prime minister and deputy […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 13, 2021

Farmers be wary of gene editing The WP editorial, Canadian gene editing rule deserves farmer support, in the April 8 issue is entirely focused on the wrong issue. The central issue for farmers is, “will customers purchase food produced (or) created using gene editing?” It would seem our customers in Canada, Europe, South Asia and […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 6, 2021

Outward inspection must stay with CGC In the April 22 Western Producer on page 14, the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers espoused a very pro-industry/anti-farmer policy. They want the Canadian Grain Commission to oversee inspection, but not actually inspect, grain being loaded on ships at port. The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, the […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 29, 2021

Oldman basin allocations not watered down In southern Alberta, years of drought and a dry climate mean that access to water for all of its purposes is front-of-mind for many. Southern Alberta communities are rightfully interested in making sure that they have enough water to meet their needs. Alberta has a strong system for allocating […] Read more