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Agriculture Report

Expanding the Kincardine Fall Fair

By Fadi Didi

New events added to Saturday night and Sunday for this year's Fall Fair.

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It's an old cliche that some event will be "bigger and better" than the year before but that's exactly what organizers of Kincardine Fall Fair believe will happen this year.

Members of the Agricultural Society spoke recently to Kincardine Council -- inviting them to take part in the 2015 edition at Connaught Park which is being expanded from past years.

Lindsay Dykeman says this year there will be a Saturday night dance at the pavilion.

With this year's theme being Blue Jeans and Country Dreams, Steve Deer and his band will perform from 7 PM to 10 PM.

At 10 PM, DJ Ryan Berry will take over providing the music for the younger crowd.

Dykeman says the fair this year is adding another day to the mix on Sunday, when a miniature horse show will take place, along with a display of remote controlled cars on a special track.

Everyone is invited to bring their remote controlled vehicles and be part of the activities.

She says overall during the three days, it's a traditional fall fair with plenty of dairy and beef shows, along with a poultry barn and the always-favourite petting zoo.

Dykeman says it's the Society's goal to bring the message of agriculture to the urban area of Kincardine.

Another society member, Margaret Visser says they want to make the Kincardine event one that people will mark on their calendars to attend.

Visser admits in the past few years, the fair has not received the attention other fairs do and they want to change that over the next few years, starting with 2015.

The fair runs Labour Day Weekend,  Friday to Sunday, September 4th to 6th


An economist says the latest U-S-D-A report had some good news for hog producers.

Ron Plain of the University of Missouri says the mid-point of the department's predicted average corn price is now 3 dollars and 65 cents U-S per bushel.

That would be the lowest season-average corn price since 2009.


An affiliate of German fertilizer company K-plus-S A-G has agreed to sell about one quarter of the projected output from its Legacy potash mine in Saskatchewan to Koch Fertilizer.

The potash is for distribution to the U-S market.

Financial terms weren't disclosed.

The German company has been fending off a takeover attempt from Potash Corp of Saskatchewan.


The Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Manitoba Agricultural Museum hope to help end world hunger while breaking a record.

It's called Harvesting Hope -- and it will be held next July.

More than 500 volunteers from 100 Manitoba communities and some from southern Ontario and Iowa will harvest a field of wheat with vintage farm equipment.

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