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Country 105

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Agriculture Report

Improving Animal Care

By Kevin Bernard

Ag Canada is spending more than two million dollars to improve the care of poultry and other animals


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More than two million dollars is being spent by Agriculture Canada to help develop new rules to improve the care and handling of poultry and other farm animals.

The money will go to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition.

The goal is to ensure that farmers have access to the latest, most up-to-date codes and assessment programs.

Last year Canada produced poultry products worth 3.8 billion dollars.

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The Grey County Holstein Club will hold its annual meeting at Dreamfield Holsteins in Ravenna.

James and Alice Visser are hosting the meeting tomorrow.

The annual meeting will begin with lunch at Noon and business, followed by a discussion on Profitability versus Longevity.

The barn will open at 11 tomorrow morning.

Dreamfield Holsteins is located on the 4h Line of Ravenna.

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The 44th Canadian Western Agribition in Regina is now underway.

500 exhibitors from over 60 countries are at the event.

This year features a new event -- jousting -- which will happen Saturday.

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The chair of the Indigenous Agriculture Summit says it is time for First Nations to become bigger players in the agricultural industry.

Elmer Eashappie says there are over one million acres of First Nations land in Canada, but aboriginals lease it out.

He feels there's an opportunity there for First Nations to sustain themselves.

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And Monsanto says it pay 2.4 million dollars to settle a dispute with farmers in the U-S northwest over genetically modified wheat.

The discovery in Oregon in 2013 prompted Japan and South Korea to temporarily suspend some wheat orders.

The European Union called for more rigorous testing of U-S shipments.

No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U-S farming.

Federal agriculture officials determined the wheat is the same strain as one tested by Monsanto a decade ago that was never approved.


 


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