Letters to the editor – December 13, 2018

New drainage rules will reduce tensions Re: Kevin Hursh’s column, “Sask. drainage rules ratchet up the tension,” (WP, Nov. 22). The new Water Security Act has very few changes that affect law-abiding citizens. The Agricultural Water Management Strategy presently being implemented is the key to changes in water policy in the province. The most significant […] Read more

Letters to the editor – December 6, 2018

Supply management key to chicken industry Re: “Has Chicken Industry Lost Out?” WP, Nov. 15. No, the Canadian chicken industry has not lost out. In fact, it continues to gain. Chicken continues to be the first choice of Canadians. Per capita consumption grew again this past year, for the fourth year in a row. Overall, […] Read more

Letters to the editor – November 29, 2018

CWB should have remained Canadian Re: Ritz should not be in Ag Hall of Fame, op-ed by Ian Robson, (WP, Nov. 15). I am 200 percent in agreement with this article. As a Canadian MP and agriculture minister, Gerry Ritz should have been promoting all things Canadian. Instead, (the Canadian Wheat Board’s assets were sold […] Read more


Letters to the editor – November 22, 2018

Ritz earned entry to Ag Hall of Fame I read with great dismay a column submitted by Ian Robson where he diminishes the prestige of the Agriculture Hall of Fame for inducting Minister Gerry Ritz. (Ritz should not be in the Ag Hall of Fame, Nov. 15.) He then goes on a lengthy tirade about […] Read more

Letters to the editor – November 15, 2018

Dairy farmers need correct market signals Re: Class 7 replacement must wait for trade details, (WP, Oct. 18). The dairy industry needs to start changing today. Class 7 milk components are sold into two completely different markets:  replacing imports of diafiltered milk export markets for milk powders Canadian dairy farmers are selling more than 20 […] Read more


Letters to the editor – November 1, 2018

Marijuana oils should be legal Re: Trudeau’s marijuana legalization misses the mark when it comes to medicinal use. The total focus of the liberal marijuana legalization is all about recreation pot smoking. A legal age customer can walk into any government-approved retail outlet and buy all the buds he or she can carry out. Smoke […] Read more

Letters to the editor – October 18, 2018

Canada’s dairy system should be emulated Supply management restricts dairy production within Canada so that consumers are not oversupplied. Supply, for the most part, equals demand for dairy products in Canada. Furthermore, according to the April 2018 Export Action Global report, on a global scale when factors are described in common terms, Canadian consumers pay […] Read more

Letters to the editor – October 4, 2018

Speed and acres not worth glyphosate Re: It’s time to curtail pre-harvest glyphosate, (WP, Sept. 12)Thank you to Kevin Hursh for his article about the use of pre-harvest glyphosate. I am a farmer and even I am horrified at the almost universal practice of fall burn off on the prairies. Yes, we could go back […] Read more


Letters to the editor – September 27, 2018

Funds will target tangible benefits Re: Surplus Investment Framework On Aug. 1, 2018, the Canadian Grain Commission announced the Surplus Investment Framework, which will invest $90 million in safeguards for producers, grain quality assurance, and grain quality science and innovation. These funds will be targeted on initiatives that will provide tangible benefits across the grain […] Read more

Letters to the editor – September 13, 2018

Made-in-Manitobacarbon tax preferable Manitobans have questions about the carbon tax that is coming in a few months. You want to know how it will impact you, your family and our economy. And of course you want to know why it is coming in the first place. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government in Ottawa has decided that […] Read more