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Agriculture Report

Nominations for Tommy Cooper Award


Nomination deadline for Tommy Cooper award is March 23rd.


Time is quickly running out to nominate the best and the brightest in Grey Bruce agriculture.

The nomination deadline for the annual Tommy Cooper award is next Wednesday March 23rd.

The award recognizes an individual for his or her outstanding contribution to farming and farm life.

It is named after Tommy Cooper -- a 39 year veteran of agriculture work who founded the Grey Bruce Livestock Co-operative and helped farmers adapt to new innovations.

Nomination forms are available at our radio stations or at the Grey Agricultural Services Centre in Markdale and at the Federation of Agriculture office in Hanover.

All nominations must be returned to Bayshore Broadcasting by Noon next Wednesday.

The winner will be announced on April 8th at the Elmwood Community Centre.


The Canadian Cattlemen's Association was among the groups to address the house standing committee on health regarding anti-microbial resistance last week.

The committee scheduled the hearing following a recent report, which attempted to link the use of antibiotics in livestock with antibiotic resistance in humans.

The Beef Cattle Research Council also says the responsible use of anti-microbials in beef production allows the industry to minimize the need to use antibiotics.


The federal government is giving 195 thousand dollars to help increase exports of Canadian geoduck clams.

The money will go to the Underwater Harvesters Association.

They will use the money to help with the production of technical manuals for its clients -- and will support training seminars, trade shows and product promotions.


Canadian pulse producers now have increased market access to China for products such as pea flour and snack food.

China has removed its maximum limit for selenium in imported food -- which was a major constraint to using Canadian pulses in products like pea flour and snack food.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says the change is due to his trade mission to China with Pulse Canada last April.

Pulse Canada estimates the agreement could increase the value for pulse exports to China to 500 million dollars.



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