Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Cattle Fraudster On The Loose


Police issue a warning about possible cattle fraud.


The OPP have issued a warning about a cattle fraud in the region.

Police in Edmonton alerted Huron OPP this week about a suspect who sells cattle to unsuspecting farmers, takes their money -- but never delivers the cattle.

No description of the suspect has been released.

Constable Joanna Van Mierlo urges farmers to be cautious when involved in cattle deals.

She adds if you suspect something suspicious -- call the OPP.


The Canadian Wheat Board is looking at the potential effects of climate change on crop production in western Canada.

Spokesperson Bruce Burnett says weather models indicate that growers should expect longer growing seasons and more volatile weather.

Burnett adds the extended growing season will result in higher yields, but weather risk may increase.


Regina Conservative M-P Tom Lukiwski rejects suggestions the federal government will sell out the Canadian Wheat Board at the world trade talks.

Liberal Ralph Goodale fears Ottawa will give away the board's single desk selling monopoly at the talks.

However, Lukiwski says his party remains in favour of a made in Canada solution for voluntary grain marketing through the board.


The Canadian International Grains Institute is working with international customers to expand their use of Canadian crops.

Institute spokesperson Earl Geddes says most people associate the organization with the Canadian Wheat Board and cereal crops but he says they also work with other crops like soybeans, corn, flax and pulse crops.

He says the institute has the equipment in place to mimic the production facility that international customers have at home.

Its programs make it easier for customers to work through any concerns they may have with processing the Canadian crop.


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