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What can 575 acres of arable land in Pincher Creek produce?

By Lee Hochstein, Pincher Creek
Shootin’ the Breeze Letter to the Editor
April 24, 2023
Opinion: Covering good-producing land with silicone to collect energy is a sin.

This is, without a doubt, more critical than enough energy to power 28,000 homes.

And that is only when the sun shines!

If this is true, then in Pincher Creek the sun may shine 40 per cent, plus or minus.

If this is reality, then it would be fair to say that solar energy will produce only enough energy for 11,200 homes.

What can arable land in Pincher Creek produce?

575 acres of wheat will produce 1,570,000 loaves of bread. That could feed 4,300 people for one year, based at one loaf per person per day.


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Based on normal years and averages, 575 acres can produce:

Wheat: 37,375 bushels at 65 bushels per acre.

Canola: 28,750 bushels at 50 bushels per acre.

Barley: 51,750 bushels at 90 bushels per acre.

37,375 bushels of wheat will produce 560,000 pounds of pork.

How many people will that feed?

51,750 bushels of barley will produce 360,000 pounds of beef.




How many people in Pincher Creek enjoy our beef?

28,750 bushels of canola, once processed, will yield 650,000 pounds of canola oil.

790,000 pounds of canola meal. By the way, canola meal is a very good source of protein used for animal feed.

How many litres of biodiesel will canola produce?

I can go on and on, what we can produce other than solar energy on arable land.

Covering good-producing land with silicone to collect energy is a sin.

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