By Manny Paiva
Several breeders in Huron, Bruce and Grey Counties are nominated for jersey cattle awards.
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture says the World Trade Organization deal signed over the weekend is good news for farmers.
Ron Bonnett says the agreement marked the first agreement reached through the W-T-O since its formation.
Bonnett says the deal focuses on bolstering trade, reducing export subsidies and food security.
He adds the agreement will not affect Canada's marketing system for dairy and poultry products.
There are a number of breeders from Huron, Bruce and Grey Counties who have been nominated for the All Canadian and All Ontario Jersey cattle awards.
Among those nominated are Serena Lamont, and Glen and Shelia and Alicia Burgess of Mildmay.
Paul and Lorraine Franken of Auburn and Linda Franken of Teeswater are also nominated.
Jersey Canada will announce the final results in January.
We have the latest data from the World Agricultural Supply and Demand.
It estimates put global ending wheat stocks at 4.3 million tons higher than last month's forecast.
Most of that increase comes from Canada and Australia.
World ending corn stocks are projected to be down 1.9 million tons from November's forecast.
The U-S-D-A's world ending oilseed stocks are now expected to be 2.1 million tons higher than a month ago.
And farmers, growers and experts from 42 states and seven Canadian provinces are in Michigan this week.
They are at the Great Lakes Farm Expo -- and today is the last day for the conference.
It is aimed at fruit and vegetable growers.
A focus of the event is farming and farm marketing.
The event also features classes, special events and a chance to visit with growers, farm marketers and industry associates.