Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Struggling To Make Money


Farmers still not getting fair prices.


It only took the average Canadian 43 days to make enough money this year to pay for an entire years worth of groceries.

But for local farmers they are still struggling to make enough from the agricultural operations to put food on the table for their own families.

Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Betty Jean Crews says not only do the farmers NOT get a fair price for their products, they also are hit with extra costs to grow safe food.

Crews says another part of the problem is there are only few large grocery store companies in Canada and they basically set the price they are going to pay for a farmers product.


Coyotes not just a problem in Grey Bruce and Simcoe counties, but out west as well.

The latest numbers from the Saskatchewan Coyote Control Program indicate that residents have killed nearly 18-thousand coyotes since the program was introduced in November.

Under the program, the provincial government pays hunters 20 dollars per coyote.

Saskatchewan Environment says an average of 21-thousand coyotes are hunted or trapped for their fur each year, with up to 35-thousand in some years.


Fertilizer giant Agrium has extended its hostile bid for CF Industries Holdings by another month.

The 5.4-billion dollar cash-and-stock offer, which was to have expired today, will now be open until March 22nd.

Calgary-based Agrium's pursuit of CF has been dragging on for about a year.


An Ontario-based company is buying Edmonton meat product manufacturer Lilydale Incorporated.

Sofina Foods is paying 130 million dollars for Lilydale, giving it a foothold in the Edmonton market.

The combined company would have more than 33-hundred workers and sales revenues of more than 800 million dollars.


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