Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Cattlemen Hold AGM Tonight

By Manny Paiva

Grey County Cattlemen's Association will consider a name change at tonight's meeting.


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The Sierra Club Canada Foundation is going to tour the country this Spring on a speaking tour to Save the Bees.

The tour will include a series of public meetings with beekeepers, farmers, academics, and environmental advocates.

Residents who are concerned about the fate of bees are also welcome to attend.

The tour will start in early spring to coincide with the 2015 planting season.

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The Grey County Cattlemen's Association is holding its annual general meeting tonight.

It begins at 6 PM at the Grey County Agricultural Services Centre in Markdale.

There are several items on the agenda.

One is a potential name change for the group to the Grey County Beef Farmers.

For more information on the meeting, call Bill at 934-2001.

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A soil-borne fungus that's causing major problems for some canola farmers in Europe has been detected for the first time in North America in a Manitoba field.

The disease has led to a 50 per cent drop in yields in some fields in Sweden.

More than 43 thousand Canadian farmers grow Canola.

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Farmers from across Manitoba will head to Brandon this week for the 38th Manitoba Ag Days.

This year's event will feature 500 exhibitors, and two theatres with over 45 speakers.

Manitoba Ag Days attracts people from all over the world -- with an average attendance of between 38-thousand and 40-thousand people.

14 new products and ten new inventions will also be on display throughout the show. 

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Investigators say a fire at a pig barn that housed a "large number'' of pigs southwest of London is not considered suspicious.

Police say the barn in Southwest Middlesex was fully engulfed when officers arrived to help fire crews with traffic control on Friday afternoon.

Police it's likely a number of pigs died in the fire.


 



 


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