Solutions for ailing industry?

Solutions for ailing industry?


Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune

Keith Hodges grew up on the farm and doesn’t want to leave.

In order to support his family he took a second job, starting his own business. But a day is coming when Hodges, 45, who raises about 100 cattle near Beaverlodge, will have to decide whether to get out of the beef industry altogether.

"Why would you (stay)? You can go in the oilpatch or work for someone for $30 an hour, guaranteed wage, time off. Farming is a good life but you can’t raise a family doing it," he said.

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