Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Organic Workshop


Workshop this weekend will talk about weed management.


There is a special workshop in Neustadt about weed management for Small to Mid Scale Organic Vegetable Production.

Farmers can learn how to control weeds -- which is considered one of the most important skills needed for successful organic vegetable production.

Cedar Down Farm is hosting the day long workshop on Saturday.

To register or for more information -- go to the Farm Start website at


The Grey Agricultural Services Centre in Markdale is hosting another workshop on Environmental Farm Plans.

You can learn how to develop a plan and access provincial funding.

The workshops take place June 20th and 27th.

To register -- call 986-3756.


ICE Futures Canada -- formerly the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange -- says it is preparing for the end of the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly.

ICE Futures says it is creating three new contracts -- one for spring wheat, another for durum and a revamped contract for barley -- in anticipation of the change.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says he wants to end the Wheat Board's single desk selling authority for the 2012-13 crop year.


Weeks of steady rain have taken their toll on farmers in Atlantic Canada.

Joe Brennan of Potatoes New Brunswick says growers are about 10 days behind in their planting schedule.

He says less than a quarter of this year's crop is in the ground because the fields are just too muddy.


Three pilots who do aerial spraying in Saskatchewan are creating a lot of buzz -- and it's not just from the sound of their planes.

The pilots are featured in a six-part reality T-V series called "Dust Up'' that airs on History Television.


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