By Manny Paiva
Brian and Crystal Betts of Flesherton won Master Breeder award of Holstein Canada.
A Grey County Holstein breeder was recognized at the Holstein Canada annual meeting in Quebec.
Brian and Crystal Betts of Flesherton won a Master Breeder award.
Only 20 Canadian milk producers received the honour this year, recognizing the superior production and type of their herd.
Fewer oranges are being produced in Florida.
The U-S Department of Agriculture reports the orange forecast for this fiscal year is 110 million boxes.
That is down 4 per cent from last month, and 18 per cent less than last season's final production figure.
The PED virus has taken its toll on the U-S pig herd.
The U-S-D-A estimates the country's pig herd has shrunk at least 3 per cent to about 63 million pigs since the PED virus was first discovered in May.
One economist says more than 6 million piglets in 27 states have died from PED.
The virus has also spread into Ontario and Canada.
Scientists think the virus -- which does not infect humans or other animals -- came from China, but they don't know how it got into North America.
And California's water shortage has generated a flood of applications from farmers to drill wells.
In some counties, requests for permits to dig new wells have more than doubled over last year.
Farmers in the state expect to get only a fraction -- if any -- of the water they need from government controlled canals and reservoirs.