Farmer wants same rights as AltaLink

Farmers grow food and I am a farmer. I wish to increase my production immensely and have devised a plan to do it

Dear Editor:

Farmers grow food and I am a farmer.

I wish to increase my production immensely and have devised a plan to do it at practically no cost to me.

First off, I don’t have to prove there is a need for this excess food and I expect the consumer to pick up my expansion costs. I feel $10 million to $15 million should set me up and a $1- or $2-check off at the till every time you buy groceries should provide me the money I need in no time.

What is in it for the consumer who paid for my land and machinery? Absolutely nothing.

The increased value of the land will be all mine and the suckers, oops, I mean consumers will continue to pay more even if I choose to export the food to the United States and cause a shortage here.

This scheme works for AltaLink so I’m sure it will work for me.

Murray Ormberg