Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Wanted: Queen of the Furrow

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Calling all who want to be Queen of the Furrow


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The Canadian Wheat Board reports strong sales of wheat to the Middle East and North Africa.

The board says 5.4 million tonnes of milling wheat and durum were shipped to the regions.

The board reports breakthroughs in Iran and Saudi Arabia led the way for the continued growth in exports.

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A new variety of wheat may be living up to the hype that surrounded it's introduction.

This is the first year Glenn wheat has been registered for production in Canada.

Brent Kosie of Canterra Seeds says the yield potential of Glenn is looking to be higher than most varieties this year.

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The Chair of the Manitoba Pork Council says a significant reduction in pork supply is the only realistic recovery option facing the hog industry.

Karl Kynoch says the industry desperately needs a government buyout.

He says it could help producers exit the industry without losing everything, while also reducing the meat supply.

He says more producers are losing their entire life savings with every day that passes without any resolve.

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If you are into agriculture and want to promote Bruce County, then you may want to consider running for this years Queen of the furrow contest.

The Bruce County Plowmans association is looking for contestents for this years competition.

The next queen will be chosen at the The Bruce County Plowmen+


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