Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Grey Soil Show Cancelled

By Kevin Bernard

The annual Grey Soil and Crop Seed trade show and meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.

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The annual Grey Soil and Crop Seed and Feed trade show and annual meeting scheduled for tomorrow at the Chatsworth Community Centre has been postponed.

It has now set to be held on December 19th.

Officials say they made the decision yesterday in response to the prolonged harvest -- as farmers want to be in the field as much as possible.

The program on December 19th will include a number of guest speakers.

There will also be discussions about new forage and funding options.

For more information, call 986-3756.


Two more farms in the B-C Lower Mainland are under quarantine because of avian flu.

That brings the number of farms to four after two others were put under quarantine earlier this week.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says 18-thousand birds are either dead or scheduled to be euthanized after the H5 strain of avian influenza was detected.

Officials say the virus does not pose a risk to consumers if the chicken is properly handled and cooked -- though in rare cases it can be transmitted to people who work in close contact with the animals.

Hong Kong's food safety agency meanwhile says it has banned all poultry meat and products -- including eggs -- from the Fraser Valley region. 


A farmer from Manitoba was the winner in the Farm Management Canada's young farmer video competition.

Dean Harder's one-minute video, entitled "10 Years'', takes a look at the future of farming.

Harder says the potential for farmers to connect more with the Internet is huge.

He also thinks that climate change will become more of an issue in the years ahead.


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