Under constant pressure from rising costs and tighter regulations, Ontario farms are dwindling in number and struggling to survive
by JIM DALRYMPLE
Where are Ontario’s agriculture, our farmers and our food supply headed?
Recent legislation has allowed for adding of more and more plants, animals and insects under endangered species laws. Included are bobolinks, wood turtles, loggerhead shrikes, certain snakes and most recently the possibility that others would be added, including meadowlarks.
While coyotes, deer, elk and bears, as well as Canada geese, play havoc with farm animals and farm crops, there is increasing pressure from environmentalists to protect these nuisances.