By Manny Paiva
Kincardine and Hanover farmers win All Canadian awards at Canadian Brown Swiss meeting.
A Kincardine farmer has received a lifetime achievement award.
Glen McConnell received the honour at the Canadian Brown Swiss meetings.
All Canadian awards were also presented -- and six awards went to the Nor Bella Acres herd of Norval and Troy McConnell of Kincardine.
Fred Hopkins of Elmwood also won two prizes.
No issues have been reported today at the CME group's electronic trading system.
There were technical issues on Tuesday that forced market activity to be halted temporarily.
Chicago corn, wheat, live cattle and lean hog futures, as well as the Minneapolis and Kansas City wheat exchanges, were affected.
Seeding in Western Canada will likely get off to a later start than normal again this year.
The Canadian Wheat Board says it's similar to last year -- when temperatures were very cool and there was still lots of snow at the start of April.
Specialist Bruce Burnett says seeding will start a week to ten days later than when we would normally start.
He notes the markets have started to account for the prospect of delayed planting.
And the U-S Department of Agriculture has issued its first crop progress report of the year.
It shows the winter wheat crop at 35 per cent good to excellent -- just one point lower than last year's point.
29 per cent this year's crop is rated poor to very poor -- last year it was 30 per cent.