Farmers are facing a number of challenges today especially during the pandemic. That is according to Lynn Jacobson, President of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. Another issue is coaling mining in the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Jacobson owns a mostly irrigated farm near Enchant, Alberta and he says that farmers are worried about the impact on water and air quality on crops if coal mining should continue to move forward in our province.
Jacobson says that irrigation farms need to be protected since they are one of the largest crop production areas in Canada.