Farmers Can Choose to Play a Leading Role in Endangered Species Protection

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Editor’s note: This is Owen Roberts’ Real Talk, Real Action column. Each week, Owen will offer his insight into how farmers and the agricultural industry can participate in the rural- and ag-related discussions going on around them. Contact Owen at [email protected] or on Twitter at @TheUrbanCowboy. Score one for agriculture. In Ontario, the province is proposing to simplify parts of its Endangered Species Act, a nod to the fact that sometimes low-risk situations present themselves even to particularly delicate flora and fauna. Take butternut trees for example. With the pending change, landowners who want to cut down a butternut, then plant…

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