Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Changes from Dairy Commission

By Fadi Didi

Starting in February, support price for butter goes up and it goes down for skim milk powder.

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The Canadian Dairy Commission has announced an increase in the support price of butter -- and a reduction in the support price of skim milk powder.

Both will be effective February 1st.

The support price of butter will increase by 38 cents to 7 dollars and 78 cents.

The support price of skim milk powder will be reduced from six dollars and 31 cents to four dollars and 41 cents per kilo.

The commission expects the changes will increase revenue for dairy producers by more than 2 per cent.


There is a voluntary recall for Salba brand Chia Seeds, Premium Ground from Everspring Farms Limited in Seaforth.

Health Canada reports a possible salmonella contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is probing the case.

Health Canada reports no illnesses so far due to the consumption of this product.


And today is the day for Grey County's annual Seed and Feed show, annual meeting and trade show.

It begins at 10:15 this morning at the Chatsworth Community Centre.

There are a number of guest speakers who will talk about market planning for 2016, as well as corn and neonics.

You can also get an update on funding options under the Growing Forward 2 program.


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