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A strong voice lost

Farmers and ranchers have lost a strong and true voice with the passing of Paul Beingessner. We’ve lost a fellow farmer – one who loved his farm. And for many of us, we have lost a valued friend. We are deeply saddened.

Paul’s thought and analysis were always clear and deliberate. His words cut through the issues and got to the heart of the matter, they spoke directly to the families who work to make a living from the land, and his words spoke directly to decision makers.

And Paul’s words were matched and amplified by his actions. He was a builder, a contributor, a person who devoted much of his life to making rural Canada a better place. Paul was genuine, humble, principled, and first to lend a hand to build alternatives and solutions.

We miss Paul already. But he has left a legacy, and he has set a high standard for the rest of us to live up to.

Thank you, Paul. Stewart Wells

NFU President

Please forward letters to Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, R3H 0H1 or Fax: 204-954-1422 or e-mail: [email protected](subject: To the editor)

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