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Agriculture Report

FarmSmart Conference

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The University of Guelph hosts the conference tomorrow.


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International speakers will be in Guelph this weekend for the 13th annual FarmSmart conference.

The University of Guelph is hosting the conference tomorrow.

Doctor Larry Corah of Kansas who present his thoughts on the future of the beef sector.

Chris St. Clair of The Weather Network will also preview the upcoming growing season and talk about Canada's unique weather.

There are also more than 50 workshops with topics ranging from livestock to global perspectives.

Pre registration continues today and tomorrow morning before the conference begins Saturday at 9 o'clock.

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The 30th annual Centralia Swine Research Update is being held next Wednesday in Kirkton.

And today is the last day to register for the conference.

OMAFRA Swine Advisor Doug Richards expects over as hundred farmers to attend.

He says producers can hear about the most current research in the hog industry.

For more information call Linda at 519-482-3333.

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And the Canadian Wheat Board has posted a special wheat market report on its YouTube channel.

In the video -- Risk Manager David Boyes discusses the ongoing rally in spring wheat futures prices and what it means to farmers.

If you want to find it -- go to youtube.com and search Canadian Wheat Board.

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And the General Manager of Agribition is stepping down at the end of March.

Jason Pollock will return to work at the family ranch and pursue a consulting career.

The annual livestock show in Regina draws visitors from over 80 countries.

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December's cold snaps hurt Florida's orange crop -- but it's not yet known how that will affect future juice prices.

Researchers from the Department of Agriculture released a report this week that found freezing and near freezing temperatures affected one-third of Florida's early orange crop varieties and nearly half of the mid-season crop.

About 90 per cent of Florida's citrus fruits become juice.

Experts say it's hard to judge how juice prices will be affected in the coming year, because there are a few months left in the season and farmers can still harvest.

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And the Canadian food grains bank says some progress has been made in Haiti, one year after a devastating earthquake.

Farmers are being encouraged to try different techniques at four training centres.

They are also working on building a silo to store seed once a crop is harvested.

 

 


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