Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Rosedale Not Much Without Tycrop?
Questions and some answers from a dairy farmer
Submitted by Peter Hanson/Voice file photo of Rosedale farmland
beg to differ. Its not about living long enough in Rosedale, its about letting a bigger industrial company take over Rosedale, and turn it into what its not, Tycrop has outgrown our community.
Last time I checked
Rosedale is a farming community, it isn’t a industrial community.
Do you still live in Rosedale Mr, Anderson? Does Rosedale have a OCP? No it does not, “Things change” as Gary stated at his community meeting.
I thought city counsel
just approved the agricultural plan for Chilliwack that is promoting
younger smaller farms? I must be mistaken. I encourage you to take a
look at the plan. Also you’ve stated that “everyone should voice
their concerns to the
But I must correct you, It has to go to city counsel first, they don’t need to forward the application to the ALC.
How many employee’s at Tycrop are a part of the community of Rosedale? I hardly think all of them live in our community. Yes I agree with you that Tycrop wants to expand, and I'm not against it at all, but lets do it in the appropriate areas of Chilliwack, like everyone else has.
Before Tycrop was Rosedale machine shop that serviced the farming community, is Tycrop serving the farming community now?
This land that Tycrop likes to build on is indeed fertile land, HOW would I know? cause I’ve worked the land, and made feed from that field, and feed my cows with that forage. I don’t need tests to tell me that the land might not be good to farm on, or that the land is in question. So could we take out the “land in question” from now on?
I’ve think I’ve set the record straight now, any questions please feel free to blog them on my Facebook page.
Good on Tycrop for employing many employees, my hats off to them for that. I’m sure Chilliwack could accommodate Tycrops needs elsewhere in a industrial area. I think Rosedale’s community would be OK with putting up chicken barns, or pig barns instead of a industrialized manufacturing warehouse, because Barns DO produce food that everyone needs, and should I say “it’s in the future committee plans of Rosedale”?
After all Rosedale is a farming community, and last time I checked chickens and pigs are part of agriculture/farming. You take away our land, you eventually take away our groceries! May I ask the question what would you do if industrial companies buy out all of our ALR in Chilliwack/Rosedale, and we run short of food, and the food prices double, if not triple in cost.
How would that effect the
economy? Agriculture is huge in Chilliwack, but will it be the
future? Time will tell I guess
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