Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Milder Mildew Regulations

By Fadi Didi

The Canadian Grain Commission has relaxed guidelines for mildew in milling wheat.

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Canada has announced funding for genomic projects across the country.
$6-million will be contributed to six new application projects -- $13 million more is expected to be added through funding from provincial and private organizations.
One of those funded is Dr. Claude Robert of Universite Laval.

He's working with pork packers Olymel and Hylife in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement to improve pork quality and production efficiency.
Federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan says the funding strengthens Canada's resilience to threats posed by climate change and supports the agricultural and industrial sectors.


The federal government has announced an investment of more than 345,000 for the Canadian Sheep Federation to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries.
This project will provide sheep and goat producers with the information and tools necessary to combat scrapie, a fatal disease affecting sheep and goats.
The project will help mitigate economic losses to sheep and goat producers, reduce the cost of disease control, regain market access, and explore new market opportunities.


Ontario's agriculture ministry says hay production was a challenge this year as the cool spring stunted early growth.
Then the dry summer halted any further growth until the rain returned in August.
The province says hay inventories are below average, although the quality is high.
As a result, more corn was harvested for silage than originally planned and many farms are using straw and corn stover to extend feed stores.


The Canadian Grain Commission has relaxed guidelines for mildew in milling wheat.
The changes were based on results from a two-year scientific study that found mildew does not impact milling quality as much as it affects appearance.
The commission says the change will put money directly back into the pockets of Canadian producers, while maintaining the quality of wheat classes.
The new rules will be explained in detail to Canadian milling wheat buyers during joint missions with representatives of the Grain Commission, Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute.



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