Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Grey Bruce Farmers Week


Preparations are set for the 45th annual Farmers Week at Elmwood.


The 45th annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week is all set.

Grey County Ag Services has planned six days of farm information and fun at the Elmwood Community Centre.

It will begin on Wednesday January 5th and continue to Monday January 10th.

It will begin with Beef Day on the Wednesday and end with Crops Day on Monday -- and in between -- other farm sectors will be highlighted including dairy, sheep, goats and horses.

There are also over 85 exhibitors at the trade show and dozens of speakers.

For more information -- go to the website


Soggy tractor shots wanted.

Prairie farmers whose farm equipment got stuck in soggy fields this summer after near-record rainfall can send in their photos to the website

Flaman Group set up the website to show farmers they weren't alone.

People can vote on their favourite photo and so far, more than 18-thousand votes have been cast.

The grand prize?

Tow ropes.


Some final grain payments should be in farmers' hands by now.

The Wheat Board says the cheques are in the mail -- but those with direct deposit will see the money in their account sooner.

The final payments total more than 300 million dollars and represent settlement on grain sold in the crop year that ended July 31st.

The final payments for base grades are 14 dollars a tonne for spring wheat, 20 dollars a tonne for durum, 12 dollars for 2-row malt barley and 14 dollars for 6-row.

Harvest is well underway in Australia, but record rainfall has affected the crop.

Farmers are invited to track the Australian harvest through online videos at

The Canadian Wheat Board says the quality of the Australian harvest has important implications this year for world grain market supply and demand.

Officials say it will also affect the marketing of western Canadian farmers' grain.



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