By Matthew Villeneuve
Blizzard postpones start of Farmer's Week, as it begins today.
The 48th annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week begins Thursday at the Elmwood Community Centre.
This week's blizzard postponed the start of the seven day event -- and it became a six day event as Beef Day on Wednesday will not be rescheduled.
Thursday is Goat Day -- and a number of industry leaders will speak.
Organizer Lorie Smith tells us one presentation will be from expert Bob Lang, who will talk about the importance of goats in the food industry.
Goat Day will end with a panel discussion and a virtual tour of two farms.
She says its a real opportunity to learn first hand what's working on these farms.
Friday is Dairy Day, and it's a bit different than previous years.
Smith wants farmers to take note of the day change for Dairy Day.
On Saturday, experts will speak in Elmwood for Sheep Day, followed by Horse Day on Sunday, Ecological Day on Monday and Crops Day on Tuesday.
Smith expects another good crowd despite the weather.
She believes between a thousand and 1,500 people will visit Elmwood for Grey Bruce Farmer's Week.
An agronomist and product planner with John Deere says airseeders and planters are both not ideal for seeding canola.
Andrew Seibert says there's opportunity for improvements to equipment used for seeding canola.
He says canola is different than a lot of other crops -- as not as much of it comes up and matures into a harvestable plant.
Mexico remains Canada's Number 1 customer for canaryseed.
The Canaryseed Development Commission admits there are some export issues -- but it has not impacted producers.
Spokesperson Kevin Hursh says they are talking to Mexican officials about tweaking the system to make it easier to do business.