Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

AgriSpirit Funding Available


Small communities can receive five to 25 thousand dollars.


Farm Credit Canada's AgriSpirit Fund application period is now open.

Now in its ninth year -- the one million dollar fund will be awarded to rural community groups across Canada to support various capital projects.

A group can receive between five and 25 thousand dollars -- but the community must have a population fewer than 100 thousand people.

Groups that want to apply for funding this year can do so at


Our federal government is trying to convince Israel to open its border to Canadian beef.

Israel's total beef imports from all countries in 2010 were valued at about 370 million dollars.

But Canada's exports totaled only 30 million -- and that included pulse crops and canola.


The Saskatchewan government is keeping a rosy outlook on its potash production.

That despite the fact PotashCorp posted disappointing first quarter results.

The Saskatoon-based company says net income fell to 491 million dollars from 732 million in the same period last year.


The ongoing dispute over the Canadian Wheat Board goes to the Federal Court of Appeal on May 23rd.

The Harper government is appealing a ruling in December -- where a federal judge ruled the feds did not act properly in changing the wheat board's marketing monopoly.


And rain over the weekend is causing unwanted seeding delays across Saskatchewan.

Agriculture officials estimate only two per cent of the provincial crop had been seeded as of last week.



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