On the OFA's site President Mark Wales' "Wind Power versus rural power (2012)" entry has an active discussion thread.
The London Free Press has an article by Monte Sonnenberg; "OFA stance blows chill wind on Liberals' rural prospects." Mr. Sonnenerg concludes:
The party's disregard for rural issues has all but poisoned the well for Liberal candidates in ridings.Mr. Sonnenberg could note more parties than just the Liberals.
The McGuinty government and its hamfisted imposition of wind power is part of a pattern.
OFA's reassessment of wind power is a warning that the provincial Liberals are at risk of entrenching this alienation across all of rural Ontario.
CBC News has an article that notes opinion isn't universal across rural Ontario; Essex farmers, ag federation split over wind power - Windsor - CBC News.
While the CBC piece does interview Mark Balkwill, president of the Essex County Federation of Agriculture, it gives the back end of the article to comments from Essex NDP MPP Taras Natyshak, who dismisses the issue and unequivocally rejects local planning concerns of the OFA:
Natyshak disapproves of the moratorium suggestion, and he doesn't want to see municipalities have veto power over green energy projects.
"I think it sends the wrong sign to green energy producers and green energy manufacturers in the province..."