Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Be Safe on the Farm


This is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week.


This is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week.

Studies show the most common human factors contributing to farm related injuries and fatalities are fatigue, miscommunication between workers and trying to save time.

Farmers are being encouraged to plan for safety.

Those plans should include checklists -- for machinery maintenance, operation procedures, and hazard assessments.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association says about 100 people die every year on Canada's farms.


Grey County Ag Services is hosting another workshop tomorrow

Peter Johnson will conducted a Soil Testing Workshop at the Markdale office -- with a focus on fertility and maximizing results.

You must register today by calling 986-3756.


Deere and Company reports its fiscal first quarter net income more than doubled.

The farm equipment maker earned 513.7 million dollars -- up from 243.2 million last year.

Total revenue rose 27 per cent to 6.12 billion dollars -- as equipment sales in Canada and the U-S jumped 35 per cent in the first quarter.


The federal government is planting seeds to allow Canada's floriculture greenhouse industry to grow and flourish.

Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley announced funding of 126 thousand dollars to Flowers Canada Growers.

The money will be used as an investment to help develop market opportunities for Canadian producers in the United States.



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