Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Tobacco Bales Stolen From Farm

By Fadi Didi

Brant County OPP are investigating a theft that must have taken a great deal of effort.

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Brant County O-P-P are investigating a theft that must have taken a great deal of effort.

They say that on the weekend, thieves broke into a building on a farm and stole 17 bales of tobacco that each weighed about 300 kilograms.

Investigators say the bales are worth about 24-hundred dollars.

Anyone with information about the Herculean caper is urged to call Brant O-P-P.  


A group of farmers and ranchers in western Manitoba is suing the province for damages and compensation after multiple floods caused permanent damage to their farms.

The plaintiffs are all property owners in a rural area downstream from the Shellmouth Dam.

The farmers say their land is regularly inundated by floodwater from the dam, which exacerbates normal spring runoff.

None of their allegations have been proven in court.

A spokesperson for the government said they can offer no comment because the matter is before the courts.


The European Court of Auditors is criticizing the European Union's executive branch for not doing enough to reduce food waste.

Its report estimates the E-U wastes 88 million tons of food a year for a population of 510 million.

The report says more efforts should be made all along the food chain and special precautions should be taken when setting farm policy to make sure that less produce is discarded.

An E-U study, however, shows about half that waste can still be tied to households, not policy.


Saskatchewan Environment Minister Scott Moe is responding to a request from farm groups to pull back a water management bill.

Three commodity groups feel the legislation may be heavy-handed or ineffective in dealing with illegal water drainage.

Moe says the bill puts in place many regulations which have already been in use.

He says it moves farmland water drainage issues from a complaint system to a permit-based system.

Moe says the legislation was developed following consultations with farm groups and he will hold more talks this winter on the legislation.



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