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Agriculture Report

Celebrating the Tomato

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There is a special dinner at the Wiarton farmers market tonight.


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The tomato will be celebrated at the Wiarton Farmer's market tonight.

The vendors are holding a special home grown tomato pasta dinner from 5 till 8 o'clock at the market in Bluewater Park.

Spokesperson Kelsey Carriere says there is more fun planned too with plenty of entertainment.

The last tomato pasta dinner was sold out so Carriere recommends you reserve a seat by calling 534-2043.

Tickets are 12 dollars -- kids under 12 eat for 6 bucks.

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The United States says it will re-examine the affects of Country of Origin Labelling laws.

Delegates from the U-S and Mexico met in Manitoba last week to discuss agriculture trade relations.

Canadian officials highlighted how strict packaging policies south of the border affect the Canadian livestock sector.

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New research could soon lead to a better, more robust crop for farmers who produce oats.

Manitoba's Cereal Research Centre is studying ways to improve the taste, texture and quality of the hardy grain.

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Livestock producers on the Prairies are thinning out their herds as they try to cope with the fallout from poor weather conditions.

Drought, hail damage and a cool growing season that has left crops too stunted to harvest have sent feed prices soaring in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Cattle ranchers in Manitoba have concerns about a proposal to harmonize the provincial sales tax with the GST.

The Manitoba Cattle Producers Association says before anything is done -- the province should consult with the group.

Farmers fear their costs will go up because items previously exempt from provincial tax -- such as fuel -- would be taxed under the HST.

 


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