Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

FarmSmart Conference


The conference takes place January 22nd at the University of Guelph.


You can now sign up for the 2011 FarmSmart Conference being held at the University of Guelph.

It's held every year in January -- and this year it will be held on January 22nd.

Last year -- over 850 people attended the one day conference.

This year -- there are over 50 sessions that farmers can attend -- with information about field crops, livestock, energy and the environment and computer applications.

Chris St. Clair of the Weather Network has also been lined up as the guest speaker.


Canola contracts finished Tuesday's session higher.

Analysts say there were some advances stimulated by the need of the commodity to catch-up to the gains seen in the outside oilseed markets.

Brokers also report continued strong domestic processor demand for canola  influenced the upward price action.

The pricing of both old and new export business for Canadian canola also underpinned values.

Some light speculative fund buying interest also surfaced during the session, helping to generate a firm price floor for canola.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reminding cattle producers to call their veterinarians to collect brain tissue samples to be tested for mad cow disease.

The Canada BSE Surveillance Program reimburses producers 225 dollars for eligible samples and also pay vets for visiting their farms to examine cattle.


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