Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Need for Farm Education


Farmer calls for agricultural classes in curriculum.


There is a need for farm education in Grey Bruce.

That comment from Jen Legge -- who appeared before the Bluewater Board of Education earlier this month as trustees considering closing some schools.

The Chesley resident says farmers need to let trustees know about the importance of agricultural education...

Legge feels the younger generation would be interested in taking over the family farm if they were educated about farming in schools.


A number of large scale livestock operations in Manitoba are under threat by the surge that's expected on the Assiniboine River over the next few days.

The Prime Minister has agreed to a request by the Manitoba Premier -- to call in soldiers to reinforce and raise dikes along a stretch of the river.


Wheat board analyst Andrew Wark says the winter wheat crop in Ukraine is in good shape.

Wark has just returned from a two-week market intelligence trip to Ukraine.

Last year, Ukraine suffered drought and restricted exports.

Wark believes Ukraine and the Black Sea region can dominate as much as 30 per cent of the world wheat trade.


The lawyer for a Canadian potato farmer who's been detained in Lebanon says his client is suffering deplorable conditions.

Rodney Gillis says Hank Tepper is in a cell with 28 other detainees and is being held improperly on an Interpol arrest warrant.

Tepper was in Lebanon on a mission to expand New Brunswick's export markets.


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