Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

CCA Calls For End to COOL

By Fadi Didi

Now that WTO has ruled in favour of Canada, Cattlemen want COOL to end in United States.

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The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is calling on the United States to scrap its country-of-origin meat labelling system following a World Trade Organization ruling.

The decision lets Canada impose one-billion dollars in annual tariffs on U-S products.

John Masswohl with the Cattlemen's group says senior U.S. politicans have already indicated a willingness to repeal the legislation to avoid the tariffs.

He adds Canada is not bluffing.


The P and H Milling Group is building a new flour mill in Hamilton.

Ontario Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal says it's the first new flour mill in Ontario in 75 years.

The province is investing 5 million dollars in the project while P and H is putting in 40 million.

P and H says the mill will enable the company to process 25 per cent more grain -- and help increase its intake of Ontario wheat by over 10 per cent a year.


A Paisley area family has been recognized as the Innovative Farmers of the Year.

Vince and Heather Stutzki have 850 sheep on 200 acres.

They have renovated buildings and have a pasture revitalization program on their grazing system.

The award will be handed out in February at the Innovative Farmers of Ontario conference in London.


And the Canadian Western Agribition saw its highest attendance in five years in 2015.

The C-W-A released its attendance numbers last week for the 45th edition of Agribition in Regina -- saying it saw 130 thousand 200 visitors over the six-day event.

There was a 25 per cent increase in the number of active international buyers -- with 800 international guests from 70 different countries.


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