Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Peru Opens Border to Canada


Canadian producers relieved Peru lifts beef ban.



Peru has reopened its borders to Canadian beef products.

The South American country imposed a ban on Canadian beef in 2003 because of the mad cow disease scare.

The federal government says the Peruvian market has been reopened for Canadian bone-in beef under 30 months of age, boneless beef of all ages, and offal.

Canada Beef estimates this market could be worth up to two million dollars a year for Canadian producers.


There's a beekeeper in southwestern Ontario who claims corn seed insecticide is killing thousands of bees.

Bill Ferguson says his bees started dying within an hour after corn was planted near his apiary.

He claims tests in a federal lab found 27 of the 38 samples were contaminated with the pesticide.


Viterra reports its second quarter profit more than doubled.

The Regina-based company says its profits rose to 67 million dollars from 30 million a year earlier.

The Canadian agribusiness giant's adjusted earnings hit 185 million dollars in the three months ending in April -- which is a record for the quarter.


And it appears there will be less wheat on hand at the end of next year than previously forecast.

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report has lowered it's 2012-13 projections for wheat stocks.

The report expects the stocks will be 185 million tonnes -- down about 2.4 million from last month.



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