Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Antique Tractors for Foodgrains


Canadian Foodgrains Fundraiser this weekend.


The Canadian Foodgrains bank wants you to see some antiques to help cure fight hunger in Africa.

The local group is holding an Antique Extravaganza and Norwegian Fjord Horses show this Saturday at the Bosomworth farm in Ayton.

Organizer Carol Leibold says for every dollar raised -- the Canadian International Development Agency will give 4 dollars to help feed people.

The show Saturday features over 100 antique John Deere tractors, classic cars and gas engines -- plus there is local food and music.

The event begins at 10 AM Saturday and you can find it on Concession six in West Grey.


No one is squealing about who left piglets outside of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's riding office in Ottawa.

Seven more of the critters were left outside of Agriculture Minister Leona Dombrowsky's office in Belleville.

Ontario pig farmers are lobbying the province to bail them out of the struggling industry.

A sign with the piglets at McGuinty's office read -- "Because of market conditions and H-1-N-1, we are no longer able to care for these pigs.''

The pigs were taken to a foster farm.


The winter wheat harvest is now underway in all three Prairie provinces.

Below normal temperatures persisted in most of Saskatchewan and Manitoba last week -- delaying development of a crop that remains 2 to 3 weeks behind normal.

But improved weather over the weekend helped crop prospects.


Edible bean crops will need another 3 and a half weeks of frost free weather to reach maturity.

Agronomist Dennis Lange says most growers should be OK with normal, frost free weather until September 20th.

He says other warm season crops like soybeans and sunflowers will need a longer than normal growing season.


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