Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Cheaper Cheese Could Come to Canada

By Fadi Didi

Signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement has led to some mixed reviews.

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The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is hosting a variety of workshops in our region for producers.

Seminars on growing farm profits will be held in Fergus on Tuesday and on November 15th, then again in Orangeville on Thursday and the 17th.

There's also an environmental farm plan workshop in Elora on November 16th and the 23rd, and on the 18th and the 25th in Alliston.


The signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement has led to some mixed reviews from dairy producers.

Some are excited for the chance to export more milk to Europe,others are concerned about cheaper cheeses coming our way.

Dairy Farmers of Ontario chairman Ralph Dietrich says now that the deal is signed, farmers must focus on the positives.

He also notes the organization is waiting to hear further about the Producer Compensation Fund and what the process will entail.


There's interesting program to Ontario's WEST.

A new farm safety program is being introduced in Manitoba with funding from both the provincial and federal governments.

The two levels of government are spending $432,000 in two years to help establish the program providing practical, on-farm expertise, resources and training.

Manitoba Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Ralph Eichler says many people in agriculture work outdoors with heavy equipment or livestock and can be a far distance from a hospital or emergency help.

The program will be administered by Keystone Agricultural Producers, which represents farmers and commodity organizations from across the province. 



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