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Agriculture Report

Plowing Nationals in City

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Owen Sound will host Canadian Plowing Championships soon.


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For the first time ever -- the Canadian Plowing Championships will be held in Grey County -- and the preparations are almost set.

Host Committee Chair Brian Davenport tells us they have a number of events planned for this year's Nationals...

The winners of the Nationals will go on to compete at the Worlds in Croatia next year.

The Canadian Plowing Championships will be held August 28th to September 3rd at the farm of the late Cam Millman.

The Nationals coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Keppel Sarawak and North Grey Plowman's Association.

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Here comes the sunflowers!

After several years of disease problems, this year's sunflower crop is looking fairly healthy.

Claire Kincaid with the National Sunflower Association of Canada says disease pressure seems to be pretty low this year.

The group represents about 950 growers from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Most Canadian sunflowers are confection type, which are marketed primarily as roasted snack food or for the baking industry.

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Meat giant Cargill is recalling 16  million kilograms of ground turkey in the United States.

The meat has been linked to a death in California and at least 76 other cases of salmonella poisoning across the U-S.

Officials note proper handling and cooking will kill salmonella -- but if people are the least bit concerned, they should throw the meat out.

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There's a massive meat recall in the United States.

The Agriculture Department says meat giant Cargill is recalling 16 million kilograms of ground turkey.

The meat has been linked to a death in California and at least 76 other cases of salmonella poisoning across the U-S.

Officials say proper handling and cooking will kill salmonella -- but consumers should throw out the meat if they are the least bit concerned.


 


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