Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Outstanding Young Farmer Program


The Ontario program is now looking for nominations.


The Ontario Outstanding Young Farmer program now looking for nominations for young people who are putting agriculture on the map.

Eadee Steele is the Chair of the Ontario Young Farmers Program and says they are looking for people under the age of 40 who derive a minimum of two thirds of their gross revenue from farming.

Steele says they have created another category for the young farmer competition this year.

She notes the deadline for applications is December 15 and the winner will be announced during the Ontario regional event in Ajax March 11th.

Steele says the winner of the Ontario competition then moves on to the national championship which will be held in Manitoba next November.


Canola meal shipments from Bunge in Altona, Manitoba no longer face restrictions upon entering the United States.

After an extensive testing process, the U-S Food and Drug Administration has removed the Altona plant from its Import Alert List.

The F-D-A placed the facility under the restrictions in September 2009 after shipments tested positive for salmonella.


Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement says he won't extend the deadline for deciding whether to accept or reject an Anglo-Australian company's bid for Potash Corp.

Clement insists he has not made a decision yet, but he adds one could come at any time before the November 3 deadline for approval of BHP Billiton's 38.6 billion dollar offer.

There have been conflicting media reports on whether the Harper government would block or allow BHP's hostile bid for the world's largest fertilizer company.


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