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Agriculture Report

Suspicious Barn Fires in Ontario

By Fadi Didi

OPP are probing two barn fires over the weekend in the same general area of Brant County.

Length: 1:16

The Canadian meat industry is welcoming a commitment to restore access to Argentina for Canadian pork.

The news was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following a meeting Thursday in Buenos Aires with the Argentinian President.

Canadian Meat Council President Troy Warren says per capita pork consumption is increasing in Argentina and the restoration of access represents another step towards realizing competitive access to every country in the world.

The council says the final step remaining in the process will be a visit to Canada by Argentinian food safety officials, who will conduct an audit of Canada's meat inspection system.


Saskatchewan farmer is getting a lot of attention for a message he is delivering with his field.

Wyatt Gorrill has carved the words ``Carbon Tax'' with a line through it _ signifying ``No carbon tax'' _ into a field near Bulyea, Saskatchewan.

It's his response to the federal government's plan to impose a carbon tax on all provinces by 2018.

Photos of the sign have been shared hundreds of times on social media, thanks to posts from Premier Brad Wall, who is also against a federal carbon tax.


Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAuley says consultations will be launched on potential changes to the Duties Relief Program.

The program enables qualified companies to import goods without paying duties, as long as they later export the goods.

Earlier this year, the Canada Border Services Agency uncovered five participants that were improperly selling supply-managed commodities in the Canadian market.

The government says it is also exploring measures with dairy and poultry users of the Duties Relief Program regarding inventory reporting, in an effort to improve the predictability of these imports.


The 46th annual Canadian Western Agribition happens this week in Regina.

The week-long event showcases livestock from producers across North America and abroad.

C-E-O Chris Lane says the event is a great way for urban people to learn more about agriculture.

Agribition drew 130-thousand attendees last year.


OPP are probing two barn fires over the weekend in the same general area of Brant County.

No injuries were reported in either fire.

Police say a 2003 Honda Civic and a 1991 Cadillac were found in one of the barns and both were destroyed.

Both fires have been deemed suspicious and the Ontario Fire Marshall's Office is now investigating.

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