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Country 105

Agriculture Report

Getting Ready for Grey Bruce Farmers Week

By Fadi Didi

More than 100 exhibitors and nearly 60 speakers will be at seven day agricultural conference.

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More than 14 hundred people are expected to attend the 50th Grey Bruce Farmers Week.

The seven day conference begins next Wednesday at the Elmwood Community Centre.

It features more than 100 exhibitors and nearly 60 speakers from across North America and even New Zealand.

Doctor Gosia Zobel is from New Zealand and she will make presentations on both Dairy Day and Goat Day.

The keynote speaker on Beef Day is Leighton Kolk from Alberta -- who will cover animal welfare, current economics and some of the politics in the beef industry.

Odette Menard of the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture and Food will deliver a speech about the need for soil health.


The second worldwide tour by a delegation representing Canadian cereal growers is now complete.

Cereals Canada president Cam Dahl says customers were pretty happy with the quality of Canadian wheat this year.

He noted the average protein was over 14 per cent, which is well above normal.

Crop seminars were held with long-term customers including Japan, South Korea and China -- and the tour also made some first-time visits to countries like Bangladesh.


Four years of drought and heavy reliance on pumping of groundwater has been making land sink in California.

On farms, well casings pop up like mushrooms as the ground around them drops.

You can also see a canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places.



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