Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Co-operator Over Neonicotinoids

By Manny Paiva

Grey County beekeeper says farmers and honey producers can work together.

Length: 1:01

The debate over neonicotinoid pesticides continues among farmers.

But there is a beekeeper in Grey County who believes farmers and honey producers can work to accommodate each other.

Hugh Simpson keeps about 300 hives on his property in the Feversham area.

While neonicotinoid pesticides are lethal to bees, he knows they're also important for farmers.

Simpson suggests beekeepers could keep their hives away from fields where the pesticides are necessary.


Huron County beef producers will meet tonight.

The annual meeting will begin with dinner at 6 o'clock at the Legion Hall in Brussels.

Grey County beef producers will meet next Monday night in Markdale.


A farmer from Mildmay has been elected the Vice Chair of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

Ralph Dietrich was elected at the board's annual meeting in Toronto last week.

Dietrich sits on the board as the representative for milk producers in Grey-Bruce.

He and his wife Jayne, and son and son in law. operate Character Holsteins.



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