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Agriculture Report

Grey Bruce Farmers Week Begins

By Matt Villeneuve

Today is Beef Day to open the seven day Grey Bruce Farmers Week, now into its 50th year.

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A tradition continues today at the Elmwood Community Centre.

It's the start of Grey Bruce Farmers Week.

Now into its 50th year, the seven day agricultural conference attracts people from all over the province.

One of the organizers, Ray Robertson, says they have more than 100 exhibitors.

The conference kicks off with Beef Day today.

One of the organizers Lorie Smith tells us she has lined Leighton Kolk from Alberta to be a guest speaker for Beef Day today.

He will discuss animal welfare, current economics and some of the politics in the beef industry.

There will be a session on farm vehicles on the roads, as well as a producer panel about the future of the beef industry.

Tomorrow is Dairy Day.

There are also specific days about crops, goats, sheep, horses and ecological farming.

More than 14 hundred people are expected to attend.


There is also a three day farm summit in Colorado this weekend.

Canadian and American agricultural leaders will meet to examine issues that affect the North American farm sector.

It's expected the recent U-S decision to repeal Country of Origin Labelling rules on Canadian beef and pork will be discussed.

Other issues on the table will be water use, consumer trends and animal health.




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