Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Top Notch Grain Elevator Design

By Fadi Didi

Farmers have had a chance to tour G-3's new grain elevator south of Winnipeg.

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Statistics Canada is reporting decreased farming costs.

The Farm Input Index Price Index decreased by point-nine per cent in the second quarter of this year.

StatsCan attributes the decline mainly to animal production which dipped by 4.6 per cent.

Of livestock, cattle saw the steepest drop in input costs at 13.9 per cent.


The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has released the results of its two-year farm-to-fork study.

The National Beef Sustainability Assessment and Strategy is the first of its kind for the nation's beef industry.

The C-R-S-B says the information gathered by the science-based study will help the industry better communicate with its partners, stakeholders and the public.

The study determined Canadian cattle producers to be very efficient in regards to limiting greenhouse gases.


Farmers have had a chance to tour G-3's new grain elevator south of Winnipeg.

The company held a grand opening last week for the new facility, which began taking deliveries earlier this summer.

The high efficiency terminal is located half a mile south of Glenlea off of Highway 75.

The elevator features 34-thousand tonnes of storage, cleaning facilities and a 134-car loop track that can load cars at over 16-hundred tonnes per hour. It's serviced by both the C-N and B-N-S-F Railway.


Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he has asked his Justice Ministry to look at legal options the province might have regarding the federal government's intention to impose a carbon tax.

Wall says it's not clear how Ottawa's plan will take effect if Saskatchewan or other provinces say they're not implementing a price on carbon.

The federal plan calls for a $10-per-tonne tax starting in 2018 and increasing to $50 per tonne by 2022.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said carbon pricing will be imposed on provinces that don't match the tax or implement a cap-and-trade system on emissions.

Wall says that kind of significant tax on the agriculture, mining and oil and gas industries would mean fewer jobs or people making less money.


A farming accident in B.C.'s Lower Mainland has left one man dead.

WorkSafe B.C. spokeswoman Trish Knight Chernecki says a serious incident at a farm in southwest Surrey involving a worker and a tractor occurred yesterday afternoon.

She says the workplace safety agency, police and the coroner's service are investigating. 

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