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Agriculture Report

New Look for Ontario Pork

By Fadi Didi

Ontario Pork has unveiled a new website.


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There is now a new look to the Ontario Pork website.

It has been redesigned -- and officials say it provides visitors with relevant pork industry information in one user-friendly package.

The new website is based on a thorough review of the most popular areas of the website and how visitors are using each section.

It also includes links to the up-to-date Price Reporting information, the Daily News Brief and industry contacts.

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It should be a busy day tomorrow at the Dufferin Feed and Seed Show and annual meeting.

It begins at 9:30 AM at the Amaranth Township Hall.

There will be different exhibits and a panel discussion as well as a number of guest speakers.

The list includes beekeeper Hugh Simpson, Lois Sinclair from the Ontario Soil and Crop Association and Andrew Barrie and Megan Moran from OMAFRA.

Tickets for the day are $30.

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The F-D-A says a new genetically engineered potato that promises to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market.

Before the potato is marketed to consumers, it must be cleared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Russet Burbank Generation 2 is the second generation of Simplot's "Innate'' brand potatoes.

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They've been enjoying a mild winter -- but farmers in Alberta are hoping for a little more snow.

The majority of farmers want would like to see a bit more of a snowpack to ensure 2016 is a good growing year.

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A two-year-old wild mustang is continuing to make a remarkable recovery on a ranch just southeast of Edmonton.

The horse was found by Anna Schneider and a friend in September.

They don't know how the injury happened, but he was missing his back left foot.

Schneider is nursing him back to health, and now he is being fitted with a prosthetic foot.

 

 


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