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Agriculture Report

Fall Fair Weekend


Events in Teeswater, Markdale and Meaford this weekend.


There are more fall fairs in the region this weekend.

The Teeswater Culross Fair begins today and it's the 156th year of the celebration.

Gates open at 5:30 PM tonight and they will stay open all weekend with a midway, a 4-H musical ride, a demolition derby and a classical car show and parade.

The 4-H beef show is being held tomorrow morning.

New this year is Oprah the Robot -- who will educate people about farm items.

The Markdale Agricultural Society is also hosting its 153rd Fall Fair this weekend at the Centre Grey Rec Complex.

There are demonstrations on blacksmithing, quilting and wool spinning as well as livestock and horse shows.

Both fairs also feature traditional pulls as well as different entertainment for young and old through out the weekend.


The 5th Annual Mervin Lush Memorial Antique Tractor Show and Harvest Celebration is being held tomorrow.

It's a fundraiser for the Bighead River Foodgrains Project.

It will take place at the farm of Marjorie Webb and John McCann on Grey Road 12 between Meaford and Markdale.

The show runs from 10 till 4 -- and it features a number of local older tractors, different demonstrations, wagon rides, a live auction and entertainment.

Admission is by donation -- and the proceeds are forwarded to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to be used in the fight against world hunger.


The 25th anniversary of the North American Waterfowl management plan was celebrated at an event at a habitat conservation project near Avonlea, Saskatchewan.

Seven agencies representing conservation and agriculture work together to ensure healthy and productive landscapes for people and wildlife.

Under the program, more than two million acres of land have secured in Saskatchewan.

Another one million acres have been influenced through stewardship programs.


Our federal government is helping beekeepers in Saskatchewan keep their industry buzzing.

The Saskatchewan Beekeepers Association has received a grant for 370 thousand dollars.

It will go towards scientific research to develop new strategies to respond to a decline in honey bee colony populations.


And a proposed 150 thousand broiler chicken operation is ruffling feathers in the central Alberta community of Blackfalds.

Officials say the plant would be less than two kilometres away from the edge of town -- and they say that's too close.

People say they are concerned about the smells the proposed Crystal Poultry plant would produce.



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