Author: AM 1250/Mix 96 News
A majority of Canadian farmers see themselves as part of the solution when it comes to conserving wildlife habitat.  According to a Wildlife Habitat Canada survey 70 per cent of producers are willing to implement practices which would help conserve the environment.  President David Brackett says the challenge is ensuring farmers have the necessary information available to them.  Only 55 per cent were aware of the programs offered by governmental or non governmental organizations.  Brackett says the message there is everyone needs to do a better job in getting the message out.  He notes nearly 80 per cent of respondents said proper financial incentives would convince them to move forward with a project that would help conserve the environment.  The same percentage said higher prices for commodities produced with sound environmental practices would be the biggest incentive.