Letters to the editor – February 1, 2018

Sask Party must change It doesn’t matter what the Sask. Party elects as their new leader and premier of Saskatchewan. Premier Brad Wall got his training from Grant Devine on how to dismantle the Saskatchewan economy. The Saskatchewan Party should have learned what not to do to an economy from Grant Devine’s history, but they […] Read more

Letters to the editor – January 11, 2018

Saskatchewan is one of the most important grain, oilseed and pulse producing regions in Canada, is a primary supplier of one-third of the world’s durum wheat, has a burgeoning processing industry and is home to 40 percent of the nation’s farmland. To quote Premier Brad Wall, “Saskatchewan has what the world needs.”  What Saskatchewan needs […] Read more

Letters to the editor – November 30, 2017

Pipelines needed Canada should run an appraisal on its unlimited natural resources with the inclusion of prime agricultural, food-producing land. Canada’s northern region, with thousands of square miles, possesses only a non-economic, surface covered with moss. Beneath its surface exists one of the world’s richest undeveloped mineral and energy fields in the world. Financial reports […] Read more

Letters to the editor – November 23, 2017

Women ready to participate Re: Special Report “Getting on Board” I am a farm-raised woman who resides in southwestern Saskatchewan. I currently grain farm and raise cattle full time. A special report on women in agricultural governance entitled “Getting on Board” was published in the Nov. 9 issue of The Western Producer. This report states […] Read more

Letters to the editor – November 16, 2017

Wrong wheat numbers Because there’s no Canadian Wheat Board, Canada’s wheat prices are the worst they’ve been in 100 years. That’s the argument in National Farmers Union board member Edward Sagan’s letter “Lament Loss of CWB,” in the Nov. 9 Western Producer. As a trained economist, respected grain markets analyst, and a member of a […] Read more

Letters to the editor – November 9, 2017

An equitable society We are often told that there is not enough money available to create a genuine equitable society to provide the basic needs of life for all human beings.  So why even try? However, a team of economists set out to establish the fact that an equitable society  is possible if we cut […] Read more

Letters to the editor – November 2, 2017

Missed the mark In The Western Producer article Hog Production Protest Misses the Mark (Oct. 12), I think it is more a question of the journalist in question seriously missing the point. The reality is that there is a wide diversity of groups and individuals with serious concerns about the prospect of the ramping up […] Read more

Letters to the editor – October 26, 2017

Spray drift I have always firmly believed that a spray coupe/high clearance sprayer does a fantastic job of spraying. This fall after harvest I worked most of my fields around the edges. Working the last field I came upon a disturbing incident. Over half my fields have bush or grass and bush lines around them. […] Read more

Letters to the editor – October 12, 2017

Farmers are not cheats I agree with (your stories and editorials about changes to Canada’s corporate taxation rules) 100 percent. We are not trying to cheat the system. There have been huge investments on behalf of government and producer groups in the past 10 years or so to start working towards succession planning, and after […] Read more

Letters to the editor – October 5, 2017

NAFTA demise an opportunity From all reports, the North American Free Trade Agreement is losing its appeal with the passage of time. That being the case, Canada could well prosper by paying less attention to its southern neighbours and develop her rich northern natural resources. In addition, Canada would be wise to create sufficient transportation […] Read more