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Country 105

Agriculture Report

Rabid Dairy Cow in Perth

By Fadi Didi

An animal has tested positive for rabies in Perth County.

The local public health unit says a cow working on a dairy farm has been infected with rabies, and likely caught it from a wild animal such as a skunk or a fox.

Dale Lyttle at the Perth County Public Health says everyone should be aware of the risk of rabies, especially those living in rural areas.

The health unit advises pet owners to make sure their animals' vaccinations are up to date.

The Perth County health unit is working with the farm's operators to investigate potential human exposure.


Jan Slomp has been re-elected as President of the National Farmers Union.

Her re-election came at the 47th Annual National Convention held in Saskatoon last week.

The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership voluntary organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals.

The NFU works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain the family farm as the primary food-producing unit in Canada.


The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is holding a Convention and Banquet today at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo.

Last year they looked at Emerging Opportunities for Ontario on a global perspective, bringing speakers like Lyndon Carlson and Andrew Campbell.

At this year’s convention they will be focusing on Emerging Opportunities for Ontario Agriculture on a more local perspective.

The CFFO represents a wide range of family farms throughout Ontario.

From large farms that use innovative technology for efficiency to medium sized farms that use innovative practices for profitability. 


A Saskatchewan farmer is up on new charges in connection with the shooting death of a First Nations man.

Gerald Stanley is now charged with two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.

Colten Boushie was shot and killed while riding in an SUV that was on Stanley's land near the community of Biggar.

The case stirred racial tensions in the province with social media posts supporting vigilante justice and denigrating First Nations people.

Premier Brad Wall condemned the posts as ``racist and hate-filled.'' 

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