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A Sad sign of things to come

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I'm providing a link that you can cut and paste to read an article about a farmer who has been farming organically for 15 years and is going to loose his farm to annexation.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/reallife/story.html?id=382eadaf-58eb-4a32-aca3-a664b883f50f


Municipalities have the right to grow but when productive farm land is going to be paved over, it hurts us all. We aren't making any more land and there are certainly more and more pressures on agricultural land.

Boy, do we ever need that Land Use Framework.
Author :          Agriville User
Date Posted : 1/28/2008 4:54:18 AM
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We only farm the land because we haven't found anything better to do with it. Just because the farm land is annexxed doesn't mean the farmer has to sell his land to the first developer that knocks. They can hold out forever if they want to. There are many farms in rural areas. What we need are better laws respecting property rights. It doesn't really matter who our property taxes go to, the county's or the towns. Just that you are not forced to sell.
Date Posted : 1/28/2008 4:54:55 AM
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I meant farms in urban areas. Sorry didn't proof it.
Date Posted : 1/28/2008 4:55:11 AM
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Shouldn't we as farmers just be glad to be getting some of that "trickle down effect" from our rightious friends in the oil patch. Without new land how would they spend all their extra money?
Date Posted : 1/28/2008 4:55:41 AM
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For those that think the oilfield is easy money, why not go do it?
That money is paid for a reason, not because the employers are nice, generous people.
Date Posted : 1/28/2008 4:55:52 AM
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Whenever a city takes over farm land, the first thing that happens is that city people start complaining about dust, smells and other things that they don't approve of. The result is that farms are forced out every time. Cities should build up, not out.
Date Posted : 5/12/2012 11:44:43 AM
  
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