Listening to all the talk on not having Daylight Savings time (DST), I thought I should really think through how it affects a grain farmer. As was said before, associations with family, friends, hockey, curling, movies, events, etc will all carry on with respect to the clock.
Seeding, spraying, and harvest are all far better for me with DST. Without it, I would have to get up 1 hour earlier yet for seeding and spraying to take advantage of the daylight hours available, and most times I already don't like getting up at 4 or 5 am so 1 hour earlier doesn't appeal to me.
I find that if I use lights, its late into the evening, not early in the morning, and without DST it would be 1 hour worse off in that regard.
If we went to no DST, then I would want to move 1 time zone ahead, but having daybreak and cold mornings and frosty windshields all 1 hour later in winter also does not appeal to me.
So when I really think things through, daylight savings time is still the best compromise.