Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

CFIA Asks for Farmer Input

By Kevin Bernard

Canadian Federation of Agriculture releases a survey on its website to improve Agri Invest.

Length: 1:17

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture has released a survey on its website to improve Agri Invest.

The CFA wants to know if producers want higher matching contributions to allow for more management of risk or investment in the farm.

AgriInvest is a self-managed producer-government savings account that allows producers to set money aside.

That money can be used to recover from small income shortfalls, or to make investments to reduce on-farm risks.


The Grey Bruce Holstein show was held at Walkerton.
Taking the Grand Champion honours was Oakfield Gold Topaz -- shown by Adam Hodgins of Kincardine.

The reserve grand champion was Millbrooke Charlie Pikaboo, owned by the Meulendyk family of Badjeros.

The Meulendyk's also won the Premier breeder and exhibitor awards.
108 head were shown.

In 4-H Showmanship, Serena Lamont was selected as Champion, with Joseph Kapetyn in the reserve spot.

Ally Spielmacher was named Honourable Mention.


A P-E-D-related move by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency appears to be raising more concerns in Manitoba than in Ontario.

The agency says as of October 1st -- hog transporters will no longer have to wash their trucks in Canada on their return from the U-S.

That requirement had been implemented to help prevent the spread of the P-E-D virus.

The agency now says having the trucks washed in the U-S will be enough.

Dean Gurney of Ontario Pork says it's not a major concern here -- because not a lot of weanlings from the province are shipped to the U-S for finishing.


A natural pest control service is noticing an uptick in demand for its products from medical marijuana growers.

But Health Canada regulations limit the use of chemical pesticides on medical marijuana -- in order to make sure the plants are safe for consumption.


And there will be a crop of Canada's most northerly potatoes for the first time in 3 years.

Doug Whitman in the Northwest Territories community of Norman Wells hasn't had a harvest for a few years due to a redroot pigweed outbreak that affected his field.

Whitman says the spuds are growing better than ever this year.

He's expecting to harvest over 27-hundred kilos.


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