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Agriculture Report

Monday Agricultural Report


Farm stories for Monday


Bruce County has been building a case to reduce the minimum farm lot size from 100 acres to 50 acres.

But that plan has now been shelved and the County will not fight the province on the matter.

Brockton Mayor Charlie Bagnato notes it has been a frustrating fight with the Liberal government -- but they can not continue to throw more money at the problem.

Just to continue the study -- Bruce County would have to spend close to 2 thousand dollars.

And it would have cost the County another 80 thousand dollars if the matter was to go to the Ontario Municipal Board.


The global economic crisis will be a major topic of discussion at GrainWorld -- Canada's premiere grains conference.

Industry experts will meet in Winnipeg later this week to discuss the economy and how it is affecting farmers and the agriculture industry in Canada and the world.


A lack of money has forced one of Nova Scotia's largest pork producers to shut down.

Gerald Vermeulen has been farming hogs near Canning for 26 years and has 4 thousand animals.

A Stats Canada report shows Nova Scotia's hog industry is in dire straits, with a 59 per cent drop in production in the past year alone.


State officials in Texas are talking about launching an air war against wild boars.

One proposed law would allow ordinary Texans with rifles and shotguns to shoot the voracious, tusked animals from helicopters.

Millions of wild pigs weighing up to 300 pounds have been tearing up crops, trampling fences and eating just about anything in their path in Texas.


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