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Fall Fair in Owen Sound


The 159th Fall Fair is being held in Owen Sound this weekend.


The one yearling sale of the Grey Bruce Livestock Co-Operative is being held today.

It's being held at the sales barn just south of the gates of Wiarton -- and it begins at 10 AM.


Grain producers across the province are meeting today.

The annual general meeting of the Grain Farmers of Ontario is being held in Guelph.


The 159th Owen Sound Fall Fair is being held this weekend.

The gates at Victoria Park open at 4 PM today and the fair will continue until Saturday night.

1st Vice President Rob Lipsett tells us the fair has grown over the years...

This year's Fall Fair features the second largest Regional 4-H show in Ontario.

There is also the popular demolition derby as well as the Demo Cross, a Tractor Pull, lawn mower races and the midway.

This Fall Fair continues until Saturday -- and features the Regional 4-H show again -- the second largest in Ontario behind the Royal Winter Fair.


The Canadian Wheat Board reports the overall Prairie harvest improved last week thanks to favourable weather.

To date, about 33 per cent of the crop has been harvested -- compared to about 31 per cent normally, and only 18 per cent last year.


The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation has provided a record 329 million dollars to help producers.

The money covers over 13 thousand claims for farmers with land they were unable to seed due to excess moisture this past year.

It's the second year in a row that excess moisture prevented many producers from seeding their land.

And a group of Saskatoon-area farmers hope to break a world combining record on October 6th, 2012.

The event is called ''Harvest for Kids'' -- and proceeds from the crop will be used to send children to summer camp in countries such as India, Cambodia and Kenya.

The current world record of 200 combines working on the same piece of land was set one year ago -- near Winkler, Manitoba.



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