Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Roots of Bruce

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Over 600 students attending farm education event in Walkerton.


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Students are learning about the Roots of Bruce this week.

Over 600 students will attend the 17th annual farm education event at the Walkerton Agricultural Society today and tomorrow.

More than 300 community volunteers have set up 24 learning stations -- to teach the students about where their food comes from.

The information covers meat, vegetable and dairy production as well as grains, crops and soil improvement.

There's even interactive exhibits about farm safety and stewardship.

Students will also hear from beekeepers and veterinarian -- who will talk about careers in agriculture.

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The federal New Democrats say government cuts could be dangerous.

They point to more than 300 job cuts at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The union representing food inspectors says consumers will be left to fend for themselves.

A spokesperson for Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says the agency will not make any changes that would place the health and safety of Canadians at risk.

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And some Prairie grain growers will get more money for their crops.

The Canadian Wheat Board says initial payments for all grades and classes of non-durum wheat for this crop year are going up.

 


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