Alberta farmers worried about the potential of coal mining

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.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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