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Agriculture Report

Developing Nations Will Effect Canadian Economy

By Kevin Bernard

Farmers are told they should pay attention to worldwide trends this year.


Length: 1:03

An agriculture economics expert says farmers should pay attention to worldwide trends this year -- and not just local prices.

David Kohl is a professor at Virginia Tech -- and he says developing nations like Brazil are going to impact Canada's economy prices.

He notes they were growing at a rate of 10 per cent, but it's slowing down into four to six per cent.

Kohl says while North American economies are doing fairly well, these emerging nations such as Brazil and Europe, are in a slow-down pattern.

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A farm family in Lambton County has been awarded more than 100-thousand dollars in damages for the use of road salt.

The Steadmans farm family near Sarnia claimed to have suffered crop losses because of the county's use of road salt.

They argued the damage led to a depreciation in value of their farm.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice agreed -- and awarded the Steadmans damages for both depreciation of their property and crop losses.

But the Ontario Good Roads Association calls the ruling a dangerous precedent.

It says municipalities need to apply salt to keep roads safe during bad winter weather.

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A family in the Sarnia area has been awarded more than 100-thousand dollars in damages for Lambton County's use of road salt.

The Steadmans farm family claimed to have suffered crop losses because of the road salt -- leading to the depreciation in value of their farm.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled in favour of the Steadmans, awarding them damages for both depreciation of their property and crop losses.

The Ontario Good Roads Association calls it a dangerous precedent -- saying municipalities need to apply salt to keep roads safe during inclement winter weather.

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Signs of the impact of Russia's retaliatory trade ban on Canadian goods have already begun to surface in trade data.

The most-recent figures from Stats Canada show exports of fresh, chilled or frozen pork to Russia totalled 7-million dollars from August to October 2014.

By comparison, the same three-month stretch in 2013 saw Canadian firms send 64-million dollars worth of those products to Russia.



 


 


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