By Manny Paiva
Stats Canada survey showers many producers are growing soybeans, and not as much wheat, corn and barley.
Soybeans continue to be the crop of choice for many producers.
That is according to a new survey by Stats Canada on seeding intentions for the upcoming growing season.
It also shows farmers are cutting back on how much wheat, corn and barley they plant.
Prices those crops have fallen in recent months.
Hog producers want more help from the federal government to deal with the PED virus.
They have submitted a number of ideas for funding.
One is having special washing facilities at key points across Canada to properly clean biohazards out of big trucks used to transport livestock.
The PED virus has been detected in four provinces -- including Ontario -- and it is responsible for the death of millions of baby pigs in the United States.
The federal and Alberta governments have also announced 1.3 million dollars to improve biosecurity at pig farms and facilities.
Farmers from our region will gather in Elmwood tonight.
The annual Tommy Cooper award will be presented at the Elmwood Community Centre.
Dinner begins at 6:30 PM.
There are three nominees for the award -- Murray Calder, Brian Gilroy and Jacquie Hendry.