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Agriculture Report

Final Day at Farmers Week

By Matthew Villeneuve

Today is Crops Day and there will be many presentations to end off Farmers Week

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It is the final day of the 49th annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week.

Today is Crops Day at the Elmwood Community Centre -- one of the more popular days, as close to 300 people are expected to attend.

The first presentation is about neonics -- Co-organizer Lorie Smith expects a big crowd for the session with Hugh Simpson from the Osprey Bluffs Honey Company.  . 

There is also a producer panel this morning about Precision Agriculture.

Evelyn Browning Garriss will talk about El Nino and its effect on global agriculture. 

Smith tells us Philip Shaw is hosting an afternoon session about grain markets and the outlook for 2015.

Peter Johnson from OMAFRA will also host a question and answer session with two other producers to end the day.

The trade show also continues today.


A co-operative has been formed to help develop bio-processing facilities in Ontario for crop residue materials.

The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative in Sarnia will conduct studies on logistics and investment models as additional field trials are conducted.

Cellulosic sugar is used to make biofuel and bio chemicals.



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