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Agriculture Report

99th Annual IPM Starts Tomorrow

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As many as 150 thousand people are expected to attend the 5 day event.


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They are getting ready for the International Plowing Match in Waterloo Region.

The 99th annual I-P-M begins tomorrow in Roseville.

As many as 150 thousand people are expected to attend the 5 day event.

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Agriculture ministers from across the country have signed a new five year agreement that includes plans for innovation and market development.

The Growing Forward 2 plan also has a 50 per cent increase in cost-sharing initiatives from the federal government.

But Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says he signed the agreement reluctantly because of its changes to the Agri-Invest program.

The program allows producers to invest  1 and a half per cent of their net sales and receive matching government funds to mitigate their risks.

But the new program will reduce that to one per cent.

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Olds College in Alberta is offering a one thousand dollar reward to help find whoever is responsible for releasing stallions into a common area.

The horses fought -- and one died while the other was injured.

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Manitoba's third largest hog producer has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Puratone Corporation has about 40 barns -- mostly in eastern Manitoba -- producing about 500 thousand hogs a year.

The company says challenging market conditions -- such as high feed prices -- has forced it into a situation where it has to be restructured.

 

 


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