Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Farm Smart Expo


Hundreds of producers expected at Elora Research Centre this week.


Hundreds of producers will be at the Elora Research Centre this week for the Farm Smart Expo.

It's being hosted by the University of Guelph and OMAFRA and features different exhibitors and speakers that will talk about crop production and pests.

The two day event also allows farmers to take part in different hands on diagnostics stations to help develop different farm techniques.

It's being held on Thursday and Friday.

For more information -- or to register -- call 1-877-424-1300.


On our farm, we care.

That's the message of a campaign by Saskatchewan producers and ranchers about responsible care for livestock and poultry.

The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan have joined other commodity groups to campaign for healthy, productive farms and ranchers.

A total of 35 billboards will be set up across Saskatchewan.


The largest economies in the world have agreed to a series of measures to stabilize world food prices.

The G20 summit of agriculture ministers have agreed to establish a transparent system to track global supplies.

The group also agreed to set up emergency food reserves.


Those reserves could help in Africa right now -- where a drought has centred in the triangle where Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia meet.

It has sent tens of thousands of people pouring into refugee camps in search of food.

A government official says an estimated 4 and a half million Ethiopians are in need of food assistance.

His report also estimates nearly 400 million dollars is needed to fill the country's food gap.


Viterra is encouraging shareholders with fewer than 100 shares to consider donating them to Saskatchewan's Kinsmen Telemiracle.

Viterra will also match proceeds up to 100 thousand dollars.

The Telemiracle's 35th campaign raised more than 4.6 million dollars in March to help people with special needs.


Ducks Unlimited Is offering haying opportunities to livestock producers affected by severe flooding of farmland in parts of Manitoba through a flood relief forage program.

Manager Bob Grant says they'll provide access to their land wherever appropriate.

Each year, Ducks Unlimited offers more than three thousand acres to Manitoba producers for haying opportunities.

But because of the flooding this year -- the group is making even more acres available.



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