This opinion piece by Gord Howe, a former manager of the Agroforestry Development Centre at Indian Head, first appeared in the Oct. 3 Manitoba Co-operator. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz’s response appears at the end of the pieceIn April 2012, the federal government announced that it was axing the very popular Prairie Shelterbelt Program. To date, the government has received more than 20,000 letters, phone calls and hundreds of petitions from upset tree planters. MPs have received numerous complaints as well. Tree planting on the Prairies has always been a joint effort […] Read more
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