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Agriculture Report

Tories Listen to Farmers


Tory MPP's hear of farmers about rural concerns.


Lots of complaints from farmers from Grey, Bruce and Huron counties at the PC rural caucus meeting in Wingham.

The meeting was held on Thursday.

Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Murdoch was part of the group that heard from Huron County Federation of Agriculture President Wayne Black.

He says this area is a significant agricultural region and the province should be paying attention to their concerns.

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey says the Liberal party isn't stepping up to the plate with rural Ontario and our MPP and Agriculture Minister Carol Mitchell needs more help from her colleagues in Queen's Park.


More than 30 rural municipalities in Saskatchewan have declared themselves "agricultural disaster areas'' because they are too wet for farmers to plant crops.

Problem regions are mostly in northeast and east-central Saskatchewan, although moisture levels are high throughout the province.

The government's latest water advisory says some areas received twice as much precipitation then usual in May.


The European Union has set out tough standards for biofuels sold in its countries.

Biofuel makers must prove they do not create greenhouse gas emissions or destroy forests or wetlands.

The rules take effect immediately.

Production must be independently monitored to see how much fertilizer is used to grow the crop, how much to process it into fuel and how much to transport it to the market.


The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is launching a new children's book called "Where Beef Comes From'' at their annual general meeting in Moose Jaw starting June 13th.

Co-author Sherri Grant is a rancher and has been a member of the association for many years.

Grant says it has always been difficult to find resources that explain beef production practices in a manner that is comprehensible for young children who largely have no connection to rural agriculture.



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