Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Meetings For Farmers


MP meets with farmers as Livestock Co-op preps for AGM.


The MP for Bruce Grey Owen Sound is meeting with local farmers today while Parliament is prorogued.

Conservative Larry Miller has called for a meeting with Grey Bruce farm leaders at his Owen Sound office at 1 PM today.

While Miller -- the Chair of the Federal Agriculture and Agri Food Committee -- is in the riding -- his Liberal opponent is in Ottawa.

Kim Love has been invited to join the Liberal caucus in committee sessions.


The annual general meeting and banquet for the Grey Bruce Livestock Co-Operative is being held this Thursday night.

It begins at 6:30 PM at the Wiarton Arena.

Tickets are 15 dollars each.

You can purchase them by calling Leanne at 371-3953.


Farm machinery makers expect continued weakness in U-S and Canadian tractor sales in 2010.

For all sizes of two-wheel drive tractors -- the sales decline is expected to be less steep than in 2009.

Combine sales are expected to decline after some growth last year.

All categories are expected to be in the plus column for 2011 and 2012.


The Canadian pork industry can regain a leadership position by refocusing on the key strengths that grew the industry in the first place.

That was the message delivered by two market analysts to a pork seminar in Alberta.

Steve Meyer and Kevin Grier also said the industry needs to promote quality products that meet consumer preferences.

They say the days of a vibrant North American pork industry with low-priced grains, favourable economics and increased specialization are over.


The hemp processing industry in Manitoba received a major boost at Manitoba Ag Days.

The federal government announced nearly 5 million dollars in funding for the Farm Genesis Marketing Group.

The provincial government also is offering 75-thousand dollars in support.

The funding will go towards a new plant in southwest Manitoba.


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