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Agriculture Report

Fair Season Begins


Hanover Fall Fair ready to go this weekend.


Ontario's corn crop could be in some trouble this year.

Corn is the province's most valuable crop and was worth nearly one (b) billion dollars last year.

Plagued by cool weather and lack of sunlight, up to 20 per cent of the corn crop may not reach maturity before frost hits in the fall.

Peter Johnson, a crop and soil specialist with Ontario Agriculture Ministry, says everything depends on what happens between now and October 15th.


The Canadian pork industry is pushing ahead with a national swine traceability system.

The Canadian Pork Council has selected a company to set-up the tracing system and a second company to make a standard I-D ear tag for pigs, mainly breeding animals.

The latest move will allow the industry to provide information on swine premises and track live hog movements.

The purpose is to ensure safe and ongoing meat exports to customers throughout the world.


Panama has approved Canada's meat inspection system and lifted the ban on Canadian beef imposed in 2003 because of B-S-E.

Approving Canada's meat inspection system and granting of access to Canada is important.

That's because it gives exporters the ability to ship beef and pork from all federally registered Canadian meat establishments.


Just when we are getting some summer like weather, its time to think about fall fairs.

The Hanover Fall Fair kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday at Hanover Raceway.

Organizer Gord Dougan says there is plenty for everyone this year and it all kicks off Friday morning at 9 AM with the judging of exhibits including Homecrafts, Vegetables and Fruits exhibits, as well as the Judging of the Dairy cattle.

He says Saturday's events kick off with a parade

One of the big events during the Hanover Fall Fair is the Concert Saturday evening beginning at 8 PM.

Settlers Creek will open the concert, followed by Willie Mack and then Charlie Major will be on stage around 10 PM Saturday.


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