Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Funding Opportunities for Farmers


Local farmers can learn and apply for funding programs.


Farmers are preparing to apply for funding for one of the most popular Ontario programs.

The first chance to hand in applications for the Food Safety and Traceability Initiative is today at the Walkerton OMAFRA at 9 AM.

The applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until all available funds are exhausted.


Grey Bruce farmers can learn more about funding and program opportunities they have.

The Grey Agricultural Services Centre in Markdale is holding a workshop with experts on Wednesday.

But today is the last day you can register by calling 986-3756.

There will be staff from the Stewardship Council, the MNR, Ducks Unlimited, the Conservation Authority and the Ontario Source Water Protection group.

Farmers can also learn more about the Environmental Farm Plan, Growing Your Farm Profits, Business Risk, Food Safety and Traceability Initiatives.


The federal government will be giving 1.2 million dollars to the Canadian Young Farmers Forum over the next four years.

The forum helps provide opportunities to educate and develop young farmers across the country.

The money will be used for such things as workshops on farm business management and provincial young farmers organizations.


A market analyst says the canola market has been moving sideways for the last few weeks.

Errol Anderson of Promarket Communications says it has stabilized since dropping quite severely in January.

He says the market could see a shock if China returns to the market.


And there isn't much promising news in the Canadian Wheat Board's first price forecast for the new crop year.

The outlook has numbers for wheat that are 40 to 60 dollars per metric lower than this time one year ago.

The outlook for durum is 100 dollars a tonne lower than one year ago.


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