Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Concerns Over Campus Closures

By Manny Paiva

OFA expresses concerns about decision by University of Guelph.

Length: 1:14

The University of Guelph has closed two campuses that have an agricultural base -- and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture doesn't like it.

Director Eleanor Renaud says in her weekly report that it sets a dangerous precedent.

Renaud says agricultural colleges have produced knowledgeable managers and skilled farm workers who are critical to the future success of Ontario's agri-food sector.

Last week, the University of Guelph announced the closings of Kemptville and Alfred, both near Ottawa, due to declining enrollment.


Canada's trade deal with Korea was a do or die agreement.

That is from Doug Sawyer -- a member of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association.

Sawyer points out that the U-S got a trade deal with South Koreans two years ago -- so the Americans are two years ahead in lowering tariffs.

Stats show the value of Canadian pork exports to South Korea dropped from 223 million dollars in 2011 to only 76 million last year.


The Transportation minister in Manitoba says he has a commitment from Canadian Pacific Railway to try to move more grain.

Steve Ashton says he talked on the phone to the CEO of CP Rail Hunter Harrison -- and Harrison agreed to try to get more grain shipped through the port in Thunder Bay.

The federal government has set minimum targets for C-P and Canadian National of 11-thousand cars a week.

The two companies could be fined up to 100-thousand dollars a day for failing to meet that target.



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