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Agriculture Report

Funding for Beekeepers Who Lose Hives

By Matt Villeneuve

Liberals will offer money to help beekeepers deal with high winter mortality rates.

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The Liberal government says if elected, they will offer money to help beekeepers deal with high winter mortality rates.

It's a one-time payment of 105 dollars per hive.

It is for beekeepers with 10 hives or more who lose over 40 per cent of their colonies between January 1st and October 31st of this year.

The Ontario Beekeepers Association says the money is great.

But the group also saysit won't solve the problem of both the harsh winter and the inappropriate use of neonicotinoid pesticides.


It may be a while before the Canadian hog and cattle sectors expand.

That is according to J-P Gervais -- an economist with Farm Credit Canada.

He says low interest rates and a depressed loonie would generally imply a favourable outlook for expansion.

But Gervais says hog and cattle margins are expected to tighten later this year.

He also feels the price volatility of the grain markets and Country of Origin Labelling are risks for Canadian livestock producers.


The federal government has given 100-thousand dollars to the Canada Grains Council.

The feds hope the money will help the council participate in various roundtable discussions about barriers to trade and ensure that Canada's exporting interests are put forward.


The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is holding a Canada-wide contest to find original artwork that can be used in a commemorative poster that reflects the Royal today.

The winning poster design will be used to promote this year's fair, which takes place November 7th to the 16th in Toronto.

The deadline for submissions is July 31st.

Artists may use any medium in their submissions, provided the pieces are submitted in a digital format.


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