Re: Farmer wants ALR abolished, letter to the editor, April 25
So Trevor Harris is "tired of listening to the B.S. about saving the farmland here in Delta." What I'm tired of is hearing "farmers" complain loudly they can't make a profit from farming.
One year it will be drought, the next too much rain, now it's the Agricultural Land Reserve's fault.
Harris states he is a "fifth generation farmer" yet he's just figuring out that other places in the world can grow some things more efficiently and cheaper than we can here?
If his "heavy soil that is saturated nine months of the year" is so terrible, how has he been farming it all these years? If our climate is so poor for growing crops, how is it that so much local food reaches our markets and supermarkets?
Farming, like every other occupation, has its rewards and challenges. If he doesn't feel that he can accept those challenges any longer, perhaps he should consider selling his land to another farmer.
Note I said farmer, not Port Metro Vancouver.