By Manny Paiva
Bill Emmott says he step down as Chair and board member of Ontario.
There will soon be a new Chair of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.
Bill Emmott of Brantford has announced he will be stepping down as Chair as well as a board member after 16 years.
Albert Fledderus of the Niagara region will take the spot on the board.
There is a new PED in Ontario.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea has been found in a farrow-to-finish operation in Middlesex County.
Industry officials had warned the virus would be more likely to return when cooler weather returned.
The total number of confirmed P-E-D sites in Ontario is 64.
Maple Leaf Foods continues to lose money.
The company says so far this year its net loss is 190.8 million dollars -- up about 97 million from last year.
Maple Leaf says the company's hog production operations experienced additional costs in the third quarter related to preventing the P-E-D virus.
And you could be paying more soon for European olive oil.
The olive harvest in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France has been decimated by high spring temperatures, a cool summer and abundant rain.
Those conditions have also helped the proliferation of the olive fly and olive moth -- which has hurt the crop.