Local beef farmer lists agricultural hopes for new MP

Local beef farmer lists agricultural hopes for new MP
HAGERSVILLE—A look at Will Stoneman’s beef farm in Hagersville. Stoneman owns a 140-head beef operation between Hagersville and Caledonia with his family. He spoke with us about how newly elected MP Leslyn Lewis can help the local beef farming community. —Photos submitted by Will Stoneman.

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—With the federal election in the rear view mirror, the agricultural community in Haldimand is now looking for ways that newly elected MP Leslyn Lewis can help local farmers.

“There’s a huge agenda for agriculture. I’m hoping somebody will pick and develop a specific set of strategies for agricultural labour issues,” said local OFA representative and beef farmer Will Stoneman, who runs a 140-head beef operation with his family in Hagersville and Caledonia. “Finding people willing to work in agriculture is becoming more difficult in the face of attractive, high-paying alternatives.”

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