Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Canada Talks Tough Over COOL

By Brenden Gibbins

Canada's Ag Minister says they are ready to retaliate against U-S policy.


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Canada's agriculture minister says they are ready to retaliate if the U-S doesn't scrap new meat labelling rules.

Gerry Ritz says the Country of Origin labelling policy hurts producers and meat processors on both sides of the border.

Ritz met with members of Congress and U-S Secretary of Agriculture yesterday.

The latest version of the policy kicks in this weekend.

The new rules require meat to be labelled to show where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered and U-S companies can't package meat from animals from different countries together.

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Dennis Fischer of Elmwood was re-elected as the chair of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency.

Fischer represents the sheep producers in Grey and Bruce and was first elected to the board in 2007.

This is his second term as Chair.

The Fischer family has a commercial 450 ewe flock and a cow-calf operation at Elmwood.

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And the Dairy Farmers of Ontario has a new board member.
 
Henry Wydeven defeated two other producers to represent Huron Perth.

Wydeven is a St/ Mary's area farmer with 90 cows.

He joins the Grey Bruce director, Ralph Deitrich.

Both were classmates at the Centralia College of Agriculture.

 

 


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