Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Beef Recall Across Canada


Canadian Food Inspection Agency is telling you NOT to eat several brands of ground beef


Check your beef -- there is a recall.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is telling you NOT to eat several brands of ground beef from X-L Foods of Alberta because of possible E.coli contamination.

The beef was sold under the Kirkland Signature, Safeway and Calahoo Meats brands in Ontario -- as well as Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B-C.

No illnesses have been reported yet.


A Manitoba farm group says the country's pork industry is suffering the worst crisis in its history.

Keystone Agricultural Producers says a combination of low prices and high feed costs is forcing producers out of business.

President Doug Chorney warns family farms will be lost and hundreds of people could lose their jobs in related industries.

He wants the federal and provincial governments to intervene with 130 million dollars in loan guarantees.


The conditions are set for the International Plowing Match in Waterloo Region.

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

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


Cargill is building a canola refinery near Saskatoon.

The U-S agribusiness giant has announced plans to build the facility at its existing crushing plant just east of the City.

The plant, built in the mid-1990s, is considered the largest soft-seed plant in North America.


The first major frost of the season has worried some farmers in the Regina area.

The temperature dipped to minus three degrees Monday morning.

Agronomist Tiffany Martinka with the Canola Council of Canada says harvest is well underway -- but a few late-seeded crops may have suffered some damage.

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