Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Farm Fields in Good Shape


Producers get crops in early in Huron and Bruce.


An official with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs says producers in Huron and Bruce Counties are ahead of the rest of the province in their fields.

Provincial Cereal Specialist Peter Johnson tells us the local fields are in pretty good shape for planting.

Johnson notes we didn't get quite as much rain as the rest of Ontario, so seeding is mostly completed around the region.


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada want to hear from you and other farmers to develop the next agricultural policy framework.

The federal government is working with provincial and territorial governments on the Growing Forward 2 policy.

Officials want to build on the successes of the existing programs to generate economic growth.

Farmers can go online to provide feedbacks until June 30th.

Just visit the agriculture and agri food website and look for the Growing Forward link.


A marketing analyst with Alberta Agriculture says the high prices for crops could eventually hit a ceiling.

Charlie Pearson says a point will come when prices can't go higher because high costs will reduce demand.

Pearson says prices will still jump in the short term, and some of it will be due to flooding on the Prairies.


Village Farms reports its first quarter profit slipped to 4.5 million dollars -- down five per cent from the same time last year.

The Vancouver based company is one of North America's largest producers of greenhouse tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers.

Revenue was up four per cent to 32.3 million dollars.



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