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Agriculture Report

PED Virus found in Quebec

By Manny Paiva

Deadly pig virus found in 4th province, trade show in Owen Sound tonight.

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The deadly PED virus has been confirmed in a fourth province.

The Ministry of Agriculture in Quebec says the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has shown up on a farm south of Montreal.

It's been placed under quarantine.

Cases have also been confirmed in Ontario, Manitoba and P-E-I.

The virus poses no risk to human health but has killed millions of piglets in the U-S.


Owen Sound's Farmers Market will be full of chef's, farmers and producers on Monday, cooking up strategic ideas.

Members of the Grey County Chef's Forum will join vendors from 5 PM to 7:30 PM for a trade show.

Grey County Chef's Forum Media Spokesperson Janine Fawcett says it's a business to business meeting.

The fee for non-member farmers is $20 per table while commercial buyers and chefs may attend for free.

Fawcett says they chose Owen Sound this time to better serve those located in north Grey and Bruce.

The meeting has been previously held in Maxwell.

Fawcett is inviting farmers from Bruce County to join the forum for the first time.

She says the February Forum gives the farmers an opportunity to connect with buyers before the growing season.

Fawcett says it gives Chefs a chance to network and order in time for menus.

On the flip side, she says the Forum allows farmers to make better decisions about seed purchases and growing plans.

This is the 6th annual Chef's Forum Trade Show.

Fawcett says the response from Chefs' in Owen Sound has been enormous so far.

She expects a huge turnout.



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