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Agriculture Report

Plowing Champs in Midwestern Ontario

By Fadi Didi

Carmen Weppler and Brian McGavin among best at Canadian Championships.


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This year's Canadian Plowing Championships had a strong Midwestern Ontario flavour.

Carmen Weppler from Clifford finished second in the senior conventional category -- while Walton's Brian McGavin was third.

The top-placed finisher was Brandon McGavin -- Brian's son -- who was representing Alberta in the competition.

He will now represent Canada in the World Plowing Championships next year in England.

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An Ontario company licensed to produce and sell medical marijuana is reporting its first profitable quarter.

Tweed Marijuana earned a net profit of one million dollars in the three months ended June 30th.

A year earlier, the company reported a net loss of more than one million dollars.

Revenue for the first quarter was up 39 per cent to 1.7 million dollars.

The company recently completed a friendly merger with Bedrocan Cannabis Corporation.

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The U-S Department of Agriculture is expecting Canada to return as the largest American agricultural trade export market next year.

The department predicts U-S agricultural exports to China will be down 2 billion from fiscal 2015 -- primarily because of lower soybean values.

The department's overall outlook forecasts the value of U-S agricultural exports for 2016 will be 1 billion dollars lower than 2015.

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One of the first agrihoods in Canada is under construction on an old cattle farm east of Vancouver.

The housing development is built around the idea of community-grown local food.

It will feature 129 homes along with four hectares of fruit orchards, berry patches and vegetable gardens.

The development will have a full-time farmer to tend to the crops, but the developer hopes homeowners will also get involved.

 

 

 


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