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Agriculture Report

Celebrating Local Food in Wiarton


Special dinner at Wiarton Farmers Market.


The Wiarton Farmers Market is hosting a local food summer dinner today.

Farmers Market Spokesperson Kelsey Carriere says the market has moved to a new location this year and they will host the dinner from 5 PM to 8 PM.

The Wiarton Farmers market is operates from 1 PM until 7 PM every Friday.

Carriere says tickets for the local food supper can be purchased at the office of the Wiarton Echo.


The application deadline to be a lead co-ordinator to teach farm safety to children is July 15th.

The Progressive Agricultural Safety Day program is put together by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.

It began in the U-S and the association has been supporting it since 2005.

It's a hands-on program for kids between four and 15, and includes information on things such as fire and water safety, A-T-Vs and chemical safety.

Since 2005, 800 Saskatchewan children have gone through the program.

Many of them are reached through the local school system and often the lead co-ordinator is a teacher.


The world's largest farm machinery maker, Deere and Company, says about 800 salaried workers in the United States have decided to accept voluntary buyouts.

The number of workers taking the offer was about four times as many as the company expected when it announced the program in April and represents about three per cent of Deere's overall salaried workforce.

Spokesperson Ken Golden says there are no employees in Canada taking the buyout.

Deere is closing its plant in Welland, at the cost of about 800 jobs, with product lines being moved to Wisconsin and Mexico.


The dry weather in Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan could bring with it more than just drought.

Some farmers are starting to worry about grasshoppers, which thrive in dry, hot conditions.

Farmers say the insects aren't a problem when crops are healthy, but when there's little growth they eat what's left and leave nothing behind.

A spokesperson for the Wildrose Agricultural Producers says reports are starting to come in about grasshoppers.

He says insecticides help, but they are costly and hurt the environment, so crops that are already stunted may not be worth it.


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