What's the definition of irony?
From the fifties until the early eighties the goverment's Marginal Lands Board paid farmers to break in marginal lands to bring more land into production.
Now, a quarter of a century later, if a recent fad gets traction a Marginal Lands Board is again on the cards, but this time it would be paying farmers to retire marginal lands, to take them out of production!
You think that's ironic?
Some of you still think that governments know what they're doing. That is the real irony.
LINK: Farmers concerned by land retirement plan - Newstalk ZB
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