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

Letters to the editor – April 22, 2021

China tensions cost prairie farmers According to a recently released report from the Canola Council of Canada, worsened relations with China since the December 2018 arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou have cost prairie farmers a billion or more dollars. During the period March 6, 2019, to July 31, 2020, the losses to […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 15, 2021

AgriInstability or AgriInsanity? When AgriStability first started, I joined and participated annually. Because of a health issue in 2016 I dropped my rented land and rented out a portion of my own farmland. That resulted in an over 50 percent reduction in land that I operated. In doing so, that also hit my income by […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 8, 2021

Dodo connection requires explanation Today is March 29, 2021, and, as I sit here looking out at high winds, spruce trees swaying, snow blowing at -15 C, I contemplate the plight of the dodo bird and climate change. Perhaps your cartoonist could explain the connection between the two (Page 10, March 25 Western Producer). The […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 1, 2021

Carbon offset can’t Ignore past practices This letter is written to Saskatchewan farm groups and provincial and federal politicians from concerned farmers with regards to recent announcements on the federal carbon offset system. It requires farmers to show “quantifiable results above and beyond what is currently being done.” The federal government just sidelined 90 percent […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 25, 2021

‘Cattlemen’ is not gender specific Views have been put forward about a name change for the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, so I, as a cattle owner, am going to weigh in on the discussion. I attended the annual “Zoom” meeting of the SCA and as such here are my views. Gender neutral job titles may be […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 11, 2021

Man. urged to act on AgriStability To Manitoba agriculture minister Blaine Pedersen and Manitoba Progressive Conservative MLA Brad Michaleski: I have watched the ongoing discussion regarding business risk management occurring with and between the provinces and the federal minister of agriculture, honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau. Farm organizations such as Keystone Agricultural Producers as well as other […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 4, 2021

Grain drying vote was telling Recently Parliament voted on private member’s bill C-206.This bill would give producers a reprieve from carbon taxes associated with drying grain. The bill was supported by all parties except the governing Liberals. Jim Carr, the government’s special representative to the Prairies, along with Kevin Lamoureux, Dan Vandal and Terry Duguid, […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 25, 2021

Cattle association name must change I show much appreciation to the Producer for reporting and writing an editorial on the proposed change to the name of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. I support Ross Macdonald in his motion to change the name of the SCA. I found it interesting that the SCA has only been in […] Read more