Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Honouring Farm Women


FCC is looking for nominations to honour women in agriculture.


Time is running out to nominate someone for the Rosemary Davis Award from Farm Credit Canada.

The award honours Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture.

Entries can only be received online at

The deadline for nominations is Midnight.

The candidates must be 21 years of age and be actively involved in Canadian agriculture.

The five winners will be announced this Spring.


The Canola Council of Canada says it is making progress on reaching its 2015 goals.

It has set a sustained production target of 15 million tonnes and 45 per cent oil content.

With five years remaining -- 11.8 million tonnes of canola were grown last year with an average oil content of 44.8 per cent.


Some good news for cattle producers concerned about the change in livestock tags.

Doctor Bob Hope with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says producers can still utilize their bar code tags.

Hope says producers should make the change as soon as possible and should not be concerned about being penalized in the short term.

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency is encouraging the use of radio frequency I-D tags.


Farmers are being advised to check before spring seeding for poor germination.

Seed quality varies, depending if it was harvested in September or November.

Discovery Seed Labs reports germination rates on early crops were very good, but the numbers are lower for those that came off after the snow and rain in October.

Farmers should get their samples in soonbecause seed testing labs are expected to be busy in the coming weeks.


U-S health authorities have found a single case of human infection with another new swine flu virus.

The Centers for Disease Control says a child from Iowa was infected last fall with an H3N2 virus, but recovered.

The child had no known contact with pigs, and it's not clear whether he was infected by pigs or by a person.


South Korea has confirmed an additional outbreak of foot and mouth disease -- more than one week after the country reported its first case in nearly 8 years.

Cows at a farm just north of Seoul tested positive for the disease.

Quarantine workers plan to slaughter nearly 18-hundred cows, pigs and deer within a 500 metre radius of the site of the outbreak, to prevent the spread of the disease.

The site is about 3 and a half kilometres away from another farm where six cows were confirmed to have been infected with the disease almost two weeks ago.


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