Talking to hog producers in Manitoba, there is a real head scratching issue taking place. Hog producers are strongly criticizing the provincial government for not stepping up to compensate hog farmers for this terrible economic environment. The province think that it is a Federal government issue but others disagree. My friend journalism friend Harry Siemens has a great audio monologue about how H1N1 has really affected producers in the short term but also has long term consumer affects. In Harry’s opinion the provincial government must step up and create a strong stability program to help hog farmers leave the business while enticing others to commit long term. Please check out Harry’s commentary.
We have many traditions in agriculture. Skills and knowledge in the industry are passed on from generation to generation. This passing of the knowledge torch is one of the mechanisms that makes agriculture special. Sometimes our wisdom is built on the passing of legend. In this case, we're talking about rain happening ninety days after a…Read more »