Local milk, please
I am compelled to reply to Robert Kent’s letter to the editor
Farmers must adapt (Oct. 4). He states farmers must adapt to the new USMCA deal which, of course, farmers will do. Be careful what you wish for
Many farmers will go out of business if we are flooded with American milk. That means we in Canada will be drinking milk and eating dairy products shipped great distances. The products will not be at their best when they arrive, much less by the time we buy them. They may be cheaper and if that’s your only criteria you will be happy.
But personally, I want a quality product produced locally and one in which I know is not 0full of chemicals. We know that to be the case in Canada.
I like the idea of farmers taking care of smaller herds of cattle, where special care is taken and each cow is known by name. If there is no incentive to farm we will end up with huge, factory farms, which I don’t believe is as good for the animals.
Unlike you, Mr. Kent, I am not prepared to throw up my hands in defeat to the U.S.A. Maria Benham Arva