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Agriculture Report

Environment Farm Meetings

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Grey County Ag Services is holding two workshops soon.


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The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is being asked to lobby the federal government to look at the issue of vaccine prices.

Some cattle producers argue their American counterparts have an unfair advantage.

A vaccine may cost 50 cents an animal in Canada but the same vaccine costs 15 cents a head south of the border.

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Grey County Agricultural Services is planning to hold two Environment Farm Plan Courses next week.

Farmers can attend the workshops and review the risk assessment on their property.

They can rate the current level of environmental concern in up to 23 different areas.

The first course is next Monday and a second session is being held Monday January 25th.

If you want more information or to register -- call 986-3756.

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Pulse crop production is expected to jump this year.

The annual pulse growers meeting was told lentil acreage would jump about 15 per cent this year to new record levels.

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The Chair of the Canadian Grain Commission says Western Canadian farmers will have to adapt to increased scrutiny of the grain they produce.

Cam Dahl says customers around the world are paying more attention to grain safety issues.

Several international customers have implemented stringent requirements when it comes to levels of different toxins.

Health Canada is currently looking at the issue.

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Concerns are being raised about the delivery process for select winter wheat.

Jake Davidson of Winter Cereals Canada says producers are unhappy with the huge gaps between delivery points.

He says farmers are being forced to drive hundreds of kilometres to reach the nearest elevator that is accepting select winter wheat.

Davidson says they're working on a system that would let the wheat board know exactly how much select winter wheat is awaiting delivery and where it is located.

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Fashion catwalks have probably never seen anything like this.

Nine gowns covered in peas, lentils, chickpeas and beans were the highlight yesterday at the annual Crop Production Week show in Saskatoon.

The dresses -- designed by local fashion design students -- were part of an event to draw attention to Saskatchewan's leading role in world pulse crop production.

 


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