Letters to the editor – August 30, 2018

Testing for EIA virus Re: EIA found in Saskatchewan horse, (WP, Aug 2). There is no such thing as an EIA (equine infectious anemia) test that shows the presence of the EIA virus. The EIA- AGID (Agar-Gel Immunodiffusion) test only shows the presence of antibodies, not the virus. Stating that a horse has the virus […] Read more

Letters to the editor – August 23, 2018

Hog producers won’t benefit An article in your Aug. 2 edition suggested that Canadian hog producers might somehow benefit from the U.S.-China trade war, and specifically, from high punitive duties on U.S. pork exports to China. Let’s examine the facts. In mid-August the Alberta Index 100 slaughter hog price was $1.31 per kilogram, while the […] Read more

Letters to the editor – August 16, 2018

Unsafe culture makes workers hard to get Farm leaders notice new emphasis on ag labour, column by Michael Raine, Western Producer, Aug. 1. A tad ironic, coming from the rural majority who are anchor members of the United Conservative Party and whose avowed pitchfork-waving promise is to — on day one of a mandate — […] Read more


Letters to the editor – July 26, 2018

Cereals Canada defended I was very disappointed this paper chose to publish the opinion piece from Stewart Wells on GM wheat policy but actually an attack on industry groups. (July 12, 2018) I am proud of what I call Team Canada, namely Cereals Canada, and what it has done for the Canadian wheat industry. For […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 7, 2018

StatsCan accurate on seeding intentions Re: “Statistics Canada’s credibility is on the line,” column by Kevin Hursh (WP, May 10). Further to your article, Statistics Canada’s credibility is on the line, we would like to set the record straight. The Agency’s field crop reporting statistics are in fact an accurate reflection of seeding intentions. We […] Read more


Letters to the editor – May 31, 2018

Sask Party must restore STC service Re: The first anniversary of cancellation of STC bus service One year passed so quickly since the Sask Party destroyed complete bus services for people of Saskatchewan. In provincial history, not one political party made such blunder as the Sask Party did when it destroyed the bus service to […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 17, 2018

Evidence must be re-evaluated, updated Re: “What Canadian agriculture stands for,” (Op-ed by Cam Dahl, WP, April 19). Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl’s message seems to be that an “evidence-based” approach to agriculture and production is required, and one that he personally espouses. I agree with the former statement, but certainly not the latter. Dahl […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 10, 2018

End point royalties bad for farmers The next big event on the agricultural horizon might be end point royalties. An EPR is an amount of money, probably between $2 and $7 per tonne, deducted from the sale of grain and given to the rights holder of the particular variety sold. A portion of that revenue […] Read more


Letters to the editor – May 3, 2018

Organic farming helps restore land Re: 40,000 farm goes organic (WP, March 22) Sensational organic article, so much so that you had to print the flax price two inches high. Instead of this type of journalism, why not devote a page to organic news that gives the prices on a regular basis. Print some articles […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 26, 2018

Humboldt tragedy brought out kindness For some reason it takes a tragedy to pull people together. Such is the case when citizens of the world were there for Saskatchewan — a flatlands province in the heart of Canada — and members of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey team that met their fate on April 6 on […] Read more