Another view on the new CWB
I had one reader who didn’t necessarily agree with my thoughts on all the new vibes floating around over the new CWB (see February 17 blog). Blair Backman of Saskatchewan figures it will be a step backwards. Blair explains his point quite well and a couple things he is quite correct on, I know nothing about economics or the beef industry.
(Photo caption – Your’s truly vaccinating cows Feb. 18. About the only thing I know for sure about beef cattle is which end that eats, and which end doesn’t.)
Also in his comments, Blair refers to Al Hingston who use to be a livestock specialist in Saskatchewan and is now a consultant and writer out there in the greater world somewhere. You can find Al’s blog at: www.dablogfodder.blogspot.com
Here are Blair Backman’s comments:
Lee: I make a solemn promise- if you will refrain from speaking about economics, a subject of which you appear to know so little, I will refrain from commenting upon your articles on livestock production, a subject of which I have only been connected with as a mixed farmer for the past 50+ years.
The loss of the CWB will be a monumental setback to the Canadian grain farmer who has operated on a playing field severely tilted against him by the US farm program. There will be no backfill from the US treasury for the loss of market power for the Canadian farmer.
The wheat farmer will be just another pawn to large American grain companies, just as the Canadian cow/calf producer has borne the burden of BSE and Country of Origin Pricing (labeling).
I never knew that you had a blog to spread propaganda until I came across my buddy Al Hingston's blog that includes a link to your site. I guess my friend from Conservative party politics failed to rescue you from the kool-aid.
Lee Hart is a field editor for Grainews in Calgary, Contact him at 403-592-1964 or by email at email@example.com
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