Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Ecological Day at Farmer's Week

By Manny Paiva

Focus on organic farming, soil and honey bees at Elmwood Community Centre on Monday.

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The 48th annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week continues on Monday with Ecological Day.

Presenter Hugh Simpson will be delivering a Hive and the Honey Bee presentation.

Organizer Lorie Smith says honey bees seem to be on everybody's minds these days, so she expects another good turnout.

There will also be a lecture on Weed Control in Cash Crops.

Bob Kerr of Kerr Farms Ltd and Wolfe Creek Organic Farms will talk about his top ten methods and organic discoveries.

Smith says the roundtable will feature on how to build soil.

Farmers Week wraps up on Tuesday with Crops Day, typically the busiest day of the program.

Last year Smith says they had 185 producers on Crops Day alone.

Hundreds filled the the Elmwood Community Centre on the weekend for Sheep Day Saturday and Horse Day on Sunday.


Fed cattle prices have hit record highs in North America over the last week.

Brian Perillat from CanFax says tight supplies have resulted in fat cattle trading above 140 dollars per hundred weight in the U-S and more than 130 dollars in Alberta.

He says a combination of long and short term factors have contributed to supply shortages for packers.


The Canadian Food Exporters Association is getting up to 2.6 million dollars from the federal government.

The money is suppose to help the group increase its competitiveness around the world.

The association will showcase Canada's food products at major trade shows in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.



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