Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

More Ranches Could be Quarantined

By Fadi Didi

A case of bovine tuberculosis found in cow.

Length: 1:05

Canada's food safety watchdog is warning that more ranches may be quarantined as part of the investigation into a case of bovine tuberculosis found in cow that came from southeastern Alberta.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said only one case of the contagious bacterial disease has been discovered, but 30 ranches in the region remain under quarantine and rules that restrict the
movement of cattle.

The investigation involves a significant number of herds and is expected to take months.


Saskatchewan's agriculture minister says it appears that federal legislation to create a long-term plan for moving grain by rail will contain measures farmers want to see.

But Lyle Stewart also says the devil can be in the details and those aren't known yet.

The legislation expected next spring is to include penalties for rail companies and grain shippers that don't meet service level agreements.

The legislation will also address extended interswitching limits _ the transfer of traffic between two railway companies.

Farmers want interswitching kept at a distance of at least 160 kilometres to allow producers to have access to more rail lines.


The largest indoor agricultural and international equestrian competiton in the world continues this week in Toronto.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been a tradition in Toronto for over 90 years.

It’s more than 1 million square feet filled with hundreds of things to do, see and eat.

From sheepherding dogs to Olympic Champions, The Royal has over 5,000 incredible animals you can connect with.

It’s home to North America’s #1 Indoor Horse Show with thrilling events ranging from magnificent six horse hitches to International Show Jumping at the Longines FEI World Cup ™.

The Royal runs until November 13th at Exhibition Place in Toronto. 


It looks like many growers on the Prairies will get one more kick at the can to try and combine some additional crop in the coming days.

Environment Canada is forecasting a number of days of much higher than normal temperatures, as high as the mid-teens on the weekend.

Farmer Jeremy Welter says more than half of his crop is still on the field, including one thousand acres of canola.

Welter expects most farmers will concentrate their harvesting efforts on canola with approximately 20 per cent of the provincial crop still on the field.


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