Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Premier Calls Out Federal Leaders


Dalton McGuinty wants more farm talk in federal election.


Our Premier wants to hear more talk about agriculture from the federal party leaders.

Dalton McGuinty stopped in Hensall yesterday to call on whoever forms the next the federal government to share some of the costs of risk management programs...

McGuinty says he's putting the federal parties on notice that Ontario has a range of issues it wants addressed.

He says it doesn't matter which party wins, Ontario will be looking for better deals with Ottawa.


The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is quizzing Canada's political parties on beef related election issues.

The group invited all five main parties to answer an 11-point questionnaire.

To date, the Liberals, Conservatives and the Bloc Quebecois have all responded.

The parties' full and unedited responses are posted on the association's website.


If you love to grow your own vegetables -- you may face a seed shortage this season.

North American suppliers are warning people to buy what they need earlier instead of waiting for the May long weekend.

The shortage is being blamed on a poor growing season last year and increased interest in people growing their own vegetables for home use and to sell.


And an Alberta cheesemaker has won a top national award.

Sylvan Star from Sylvan Lake won honours at the recent Canadian Cheese Grand Prix.

The cheesemaker's herb and garlic flavoured gouda beat all other cheeses in its category.

Three other sylvan Star cheeses placed in the top three in their groups.



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