Bipole III Absurdities – for Aug. 19, 2010

In response to Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk’s statement regarding cultivating beneath power lines in the July 22 issue of theManitoba Co-operator,I would invite the minister to explain how exactly you get a 45-foot cultivator under a tower that has a footprint of 23-feet to a side. A farmer with big implements will not be able to get close to the tower, so he would have to contour the tower one side at a time for every operation. Should we talk about absurdity?

Further, who will be responsible for maintaining the area free of weeds? Will Manitoba Hydro come tracking through the fields to spray the weeds, or will the farmer have to do it?

Claude Bisson Brunkild, Man.

Please forward letters to Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, R3H 0H1 or Fax: 204-954-1422 or email: [email protected]

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