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Modern farming in Glengarry County Ont.

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on June 2, 2013

imagesWe spoke to a Maxville area farmer yesterday who told us about current farming practices out here in Glengarry. Some of these we were already aware of. Because of the high price of oil, all available tracts of land around here have been or are in the process of being bulldozed, tile-drained and planted in corn for ethanol. This has been going on for a while but it’s reached a fevered pitch as good farm land in the area goes for as much as 18,000. an acre.  Landowners are also getting good prices for land once classified as marginal. In addition to corn being planted for ethanol, soybeans are also sown and then shipped to China to be made into plastic. OK. According to our farmer friend, these immense fields are all being fertilized with human waste coming to us from Ontario’s heavily populated Toronto-London area. He said tanker trucks labeled Bio-Waste with a big Approved by the Government seal on them  are often seen in Tim Horton parking lots. Anyway, this black sticky stuff when it does finally break down and which contains residues from drugs and whatever else we humans put in our bodies, all leaches into the tile drains, ditches, creeks and rivers, our water supply. In the elephant that is South-Western Ontario the asshole used to be Owen Sound. This orifice seems to have migrated to the armpit.

The farmer also said there’s very little hay to speak of being grown locally for livestock. Can this be true?


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  1. lr said, on June 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Everything you said is true. Big agriculture and oil companies together=fields being cleared right up to the edges to maximize profit, thereby erasing things like milkweed needed by monarchs, hedges needed by birds, pollution of our groundwater by drugs consumed by people a long way away…and a government that supports big industry and does not protect us or the land. Helpless helpless…

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