Lo­cal milk, please

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

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

Mr. Kent.

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

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