Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Learning On The Farm


Farmers can get more information on traceability and growing profits.


You can now access the province's Food Safety and Traceability Initiative program guidebook and application.

It's listed on the OMAFRA website.

There are also information workshops being held across Ontario and they begin next week.

In our area -- there is a meeting planned for Tuesday March 15th at the Mount Forest Sports Complex.

The deadline for applications is April 5th -- and funding will be handed out on a first come - first serve basis.

To find out more information -- call 1-888-479-3931.


Spaces are now open for the next Growing Your Farm Profit workshop in Bruce County.

It will be held next Friday March 18th in Southampton.

If you complete the workshop -- you can access funding that can help build farm profits.

To register -- call Jayne at 367-5930.


Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced the re-appointments of Ian White as President and CEO David Carefoot as a director of the Canadian Wheat Board.

The president and C-E-O is appointed by order in council after consultation with the wheat board.

The wheat board's board of directors is made up of 10 elected farmers and five appointees of the government of Canada.


The United Nations food agency says the number of people who were undernourished around the world last year stood at 925 million.

Of those, 98 per cent were in developing countries.

The Food and Agriculture Organization says if women got better access to land, technology and other farm resources -- the number of hungry people around the world could drop by up to one-sixth.


Officials in China say they are preparing for a severe, long lasting drought.

The announcement caused wheat prices to spike on the prospect of the world's largest consumer putting pressure on a global supply that's already squeezed.

Wheat prices on the Global market have already risen about 35 per cent since mid-November.



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