Letters to the editor – February 21, 2019

Sask licensing approach is sensible Re: Manitoba farmers concerned about new trucking regulations (WP, Feb. 14). After reading the article on licence rules, I would like to make a few comments. I have no problem with making regulations that improve safety. I have a problem with comparing a young man who grew up on a […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 14, 2019

Food guide debate needs some clarity My comments are not directed at the revised Canada Food Guide. In many respects, it is the old guide with a fresh coat of paint, where meat is back in the bad books, plus dairy, but good advice on more fruits and vegetables. My comments concern some of the […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 31, 2019

Farming is about husbandry of life Re: “We do not farm for the love of strangers,” (op-ed by Cam Houle, WP, Jan. 10). In his open forum column, Cam Houle presents the idea that farmers are businesspeople trying to survive, just like any other industry. While I can agree that the political and social structure […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 17, 2019

Farmers need more choice on royalties When Canada first established the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1990), farmers were reassured that we would always be allowed to save our seed free of charge. Now, seed breeders state that the money being paid for new seed varieties is inadequate to cover the cost of varietal development and […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 10, 2019

Why are snowmobilers brazenly ignoring signs? Watch out. Snowmobilers with white canes are at large. This same ritual will usually take place every winter, if there is enough snow. Some snowmobilers, it seems, just have to get off the trails; trails that are groomed and made especially for them to travel on. They have to […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 3, 2019

We must advance to renewable energy Can money buy your soul, or has it already? It can certainly buy most of the energy you generate in this lifetime. In this frustrating era of debt financing, has money not already purchased most of our life’s energies just to pay the mortgage, car loan or Christmas? On […] Read more

Letters to the editor – December 20, 2018

Why honour Ritz for CWB’s demise? Regarding the inducting of former federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame, I have long been of the opinion that people such as Ritz, who promote the idea of self-determination in the marketplace of commerce, are a direct threat to my self-interest. It is […] Read more

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