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MP Viersen: Farmers – Heart of Rural Canada


Ottawa, ON — On Friday May 6, 2016, Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River – Westlock, made a statement in the House of Commons supporting farmers and the farming community.

“With farmers hard at work seeding their fields, I wanted to take the opportunity to express my appreciation for the incredible role farmers have as the heart of rural Canada,” says MP Arnold Viersen.

Since the statement has been posted online, it has had over 37,000 views and received overwhelming response from farmers. Huffington Post remixed MP Viersen’s statement, adding a beat, and posted the video under the headline: ‘Tory MP Arnold Viersen Drops Sweet Rhymes About Farming, Wheat.’


Text of statement:

Mr. Speaker,

Springtime is here; our farmers are in their fields

Assessing the moisture, gauging their yields.

When rain is sparse and times are tough

And the price of hay is especially rough,

As Conservatives we understand

It takes hard work to till the land.

Alberta NDP passed a law for working on prairie farms:

More expensive food—don’t care who it harms.

They said, “John dear, we want your food

But only feed your cows when we’re in the mood;

No overtime or you’ll pay the price”.

Beef and pork will cost more than twice

We’re standing up for farmers, feeding cows ’till nine.

We’re standing up for farmers, working overtime.

You eat their beef, you sit on leather,

Your feet are shoed in stormy weather.

Without their food, life would be grim

Unless you plan to be awfully thin

Family farms are getting fewer.

Once they’re gone, we’re in deep manure.

Don’t egg me on, the yolk’s on you.

If farmers leave, what will we do?

Bottom line—You want to eat?

Support our farmers—Buy their wheat.


The Huffington Post remix (with a beat added) can be viewed here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/06/arnold-viersen-rap-farming-wheat-conservative_n_9859718.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics&ir=Canada+Politics