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Country 105

Agriculture Report

ALUS Tour in Grey County

By Manny Paiva

Farmers around the region are invited to an ALUS tour in Grey County on Friday.

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Farmers around the region are invited to an ALUS tour in Grey County on Friday.

ALUS stands for Alternative Land Use Services -- and the tour is being hosted by the Grey County Agricultural Services Centre.

Farmers are asked to meet at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Desboro Community Centre.

Lunch will be provided and the tour will end around 3 o'clock

For more information, call (519) 986-3756.


There's been a drop in Scotiabank's Commodity Price Index.

It fell 5.4 per cent in August.

The report shows Industrials were off 5.1 per cent, and agricultural commodities were down 6.7 per cent.

Both grain and livestock prices lost ground in August.

Patricia Mohr at Scotiabank says the decline was led by barley, pushed lower by lower U-S corn prices.


Alberta's cattle industry has been seeing some higher prices this year.

Blair Vold with Vold Jones and Vold Auction Mart says calves are selling for about 600 dollars per head higher than last year.

He credits that to the opening of new international markets and higher demand from American buyers.

Vold expects the prices to stay high for the next two to three years.


And farmers who buy their anhydrous ammonia fertilizer from Cargill will need to look for another retailer starting next summer.

The company has announced that due to the hazardous nature of the product and the regulatory environment -- they will stop selling NH3 after the spring of 2015.

Liquid fertilizer is also becoming more popular, which has led to reduced demand for anhydrous ammonia.




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