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Agriculture Report

Farmers' Market Open in Hanover

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After 10 years without a market, 25 vendors will open this weekend


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Hanover has a farmer's market again.

The new Farmers and Artisan Market is open for business in the old Hanover Kitchen's location on 10th Avenue.

Manager Tony Kienapple tells us they put a lot of hard work into the building to open the new market.

Hanover has been without a farmer's market for 10 years now.

There will be about 25 vendors at the market this weekend -- selling fresh produce, flowers and even toys.

Kienapple hopes to grow the market with a butcher up and eventually, hundreds of vendors.

The Hanover Market is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

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The Federal Agriculture Minister claims the vast majority of farmers have embraced the changes at the Canadian Wheat Board.

Gerry Ritz adds the wheat board is looking at expanding into canola and other crops.

Ritz also says he wants the wheat board to remain viable and is being supported for up to the next five years.

The marketing monopoly ends August 1st.

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A new standard for ractopamine levels has been adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

It's a United Nations body that sets international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice.

The standard is expected to facilitate trade and create new export opportunities for Canadian beef and pork producers.

Ractopamine is a feed additive that is used by Canadian beef and pork producers.

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Ever hear the old expression, 'if pigs could fly?'

Well, hundreds of them did just that this week as they were put aboard a cargo plane bound for China.

Crates containing a total of 850 pigs from Genesus Genetics were loaded onto the plane at the Winnipeg airport.

 

 


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