Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Going Back to Farm Class


Farmers have chance to learn about environment, profits.


Farmers in Bruce County can go back to class in June.

There are environmental farm plan and profits workshops starting this week.

An environmental farm plan workshop begins tomorrow -- and a Growing Your Farm Profits workshop begins Friday.

For more information or to register -- call Jayne at (519) 367-5930.


The 8th annual Ontario Cattlemen's Association barbeque is being held today at Queen's Park.

Ontario corn fed beef is on the menu from Noon till 2 today.

The Cattlemen are celebrating the province's recent announcement of a risk management insurance program.

The group says the program gives Ontario beef farmers the tools they need to sustain their operations to provide high quality, locally grown food.


The first shipment of Canadian Holsteins to the United Kingdom since 2003 has arrived safely.

The three dairy animals were the first exports since mad cow disease was discovered eight years ago in Alberta.

The animals came from Canadian Health Accredited Herds in Ontario.


Cool temperatures and rain continues to slow seeding across the Prairies.

The Canadian Wheat Board estimates that seeding is only 73 per cent complete.

That compares to the normal rate of about 87 per cent at this time of the year.

Temperatures have also been colder than normal with overnight frosts in some northern areas.


Ducks Unlimited is offering to help some flood-stricken livestock producers.

Saskatchewan manager Brent Kennedy says Ducks Unlimited will provide farmers with access to its land where it can.

Each year, Ducks Unlimited offers about 8 thousand hectares for haying and grazing management.

This year, the organization is offering the use of even more land.


Russia's state sanitary agency has banned imports of some fresh vegetables from Spain and Germany in response to a bacteria outbreak.

On the list of banned imports includes cucumbers, tomatoes and salad greens.

Officials say they may also ban the imports of all fresh vegetables from EU member nations due to the lack of reliable information about the source of infection.

The E. coli outbreak -- suspected to have been caused by organic cucumbers from Spain -- has killed 11 people in Germany and sickened hundreds of Europeans.



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