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Agriculture Report

Crops Day at Farmer's Week

By Manny Paiva

A big crowd is anticipated for Crops Day to end Grey Bruce Farmer's Week.

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The 48th annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week wraps up on Tuesday, with Crops Day.

Organizer Lorie Smith says it's typically the busiest day of the week.

She says last year they had close to 200 people attend Crops Day.

The week has been jammed pack with presenters and visitors.

Smith had expected around 1,500 farmers would attend the Elmwood Community Centre during the week.

However, those numbers likely dropped with the first day being cancelled due to the extreme winter weather.

Smith switched the format for today, with the producers panel starting off Crops Day instead of at the end of the day.

The panel is about the "Challenges and Opportunities of Canola,"

Smith says experts from OMAFRA will be there to take questions.

Dean Anderson will give a presentation about Health and Safety in Agriculture during Crops Day.

A highlight will come from Vice President of Portfolio Management with RBC Dominion Securities, Brian Davenport.

Davenport will be discussion land trusts.

The afternoon discussions will also talk about the 2014 grain outlook, asking if $4 dollar corn is the new normal.


Egg Farmers of Canada is going green.

No, not changing the colour of eggs, but joining up with Bullfrog Power to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Bullfrog Power's generators will put 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas onto the respective energy system to match the amount of electricity and natural gas the Egg Farmers office uses.


Cereals Canada has selected Winnipeg for the organization's head office location.

Chair Greg Porozni says Winnipeg was chosen for its centralized location and accessibility to a number of key industry partners and organizations.

The non-profit organization is made up of a large number of partners in the cereal grain value chain.



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