By Fadi Didi
A private member's bill dealing with neonic regulations was up for debate at Queen's Park.
The 2016 Celebration of Excellence was held at the Harriston Arena to honour the winners in each of the International Plowing Match's plowing categories.
A variety of local residents were named Champions or Reserves.
Of note, Tom Evans of Tiverton was the Reserve in Class 5, Group 2: tractors and reversible plows Ontario Champion, behind Daryl Hostrawser of East Garafraxa.
The I-P-M Champion Horse Plow Person Award went to Terry Linton of Roseneath, and the Reserve was Scott Thomas at Elmwood.
And the I-P-M Champion Antique Award was presented to Ken Milligan of Strathroy.
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Canada latest crop estimate pegs canola production at 18 million tons, up from an earlier survey of 17 million tons.
Spring wheat production is estimated to be 20 million tonnes this year, up 3.9 per cent from 2015, mainly as a result of a higher estimated average yield across the Prairies.
Spring wheat production is expected to increase in Alberta and Manitoba, but decline by almost three per cent in Saskatchewan.
Average yield in Saskatchewan is anticipated to be up 10.6 per cent compared with 2015 to 43.3 bushels per acre.
And a private member's bill dealing with neonic regulations was up for debate at Queen's Park.
Huron-Bruce M-P-P Lisa Thompson, sponsor of the bill, says the main point would be to establish a definition of a professional pest advisor that will eliminate any restrictions placed on employment opportunities.
Thompson says regulations that are due to start in August 2017 excessively confines the definition of a professional pest advisor.