Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

FCC Agrispirit Fund


FCC is accepting applications to hand out money.


Farm Credit Canada is accepting applications for its Agrispirit fund from now until June 20th.

Non-profit groups are asked to apply online.

F-C-C is donating one million dollars in funding to rural community groups across Canada for building projects.

Rural groups can receive between five and 25-thousand dollars for projects like emergency services equipment, playgrounds,and recreation centres in communities with populations under 100-thousand.

Last year, 104 community groups received one million dollars.


No change in the federal Agriculture Ministry.

Gerry Ritz remains the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food for the Stephen Harper government.

His title also includes the Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board.


The Canadian Wheat Board is hoping the federal government will soon approve an increase in initial wheat prices.

The grain marketing agency has made a recommendation to raise the base grade of Number 1 wheat by about 27 dollars a tonne.

There would be a range of increases for other grades.


Keystone Agricultural Producers is working on behalf of Manitoba farmers on the issues surrounding the controlled flooding along the Assiniboine Rive.

The group says one concern is the maximum amount of 200 thousand dollars per claim through Disaster Financial Assistance.

President Doug Chorney says these payments do not compensate for lost income.

The group is now asking for 100 per cent compensation for all losses of property and income.


An inland port in Winnipeg has reached an agreement to get canola, soybeans and green peas from Manitoba to buyers in China.

Centreport President and C-E-O Diane Gray says the deal calls for the development of a new container-based system for shipping commodities into China.



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