Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Canadian Cattle Prices Increase


The Cattlemen's Association says the rise is thanks to improved market access.


Has the cattle industry turned the corner?

The President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association believes so.

Travis Toews says prices began to rise last year thanks to improved market access and a very tight cattle supply.

He adds they plan to push the expansion of new markets in Japan and Mexico this year.


District 10 of the Grain Farmers of Ontario is holding its annual meeting tomorrow.

It takes place at 9:30 in the morning at the Clifford Community Hall.

District 10 covers Grey, Bruce and Wellington Counties -- and there will be an election of delegates and a Director.

Grain and Oilseed producers are welcome to attend.

They will be able to hear from GFO staff as well as guest speakers who will talk about international trade and research.


Farmers in many areas of Manitoba are bracing for a wet spring.

Producers are already concerned because of a wet fall and above normal snowfall.

They are also worried about new environmental regulations -- such as manure management -- and the cost to adapt to them.


And Tea growers in India want their government to fund studies to examine whether climate change is making tea weaker.

Growers say rising temperatures have led to a drop in production and unwelcome changes in flavour.



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