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Agriculture Report

Hog Prices Are Up

By Fadi Didi

Hog prices are up 7 to 12 per cent in Canada compared to a year ago.


Length: 1:10

Hog prices are up 7 to 12 per cent in Canada compared to a year ago.

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada says Ontario prices were a full 10 per cent higher.

But Scott Brown of the University of Missouri says U.S. hog prices took a dip of about 3 dollars in recent weeks.
    
He says demand for American hogs is still increasing, but it's definitely slowed down from the growth over the last two years.

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An executive order by U-S President Donald Trump that's supported by many farmers is being called a conflict of interest by the Project on Government Oversight.

Trump's order calls for a review of a U-S Environmental Protection Agency rule that designates many smaller creeks and wetlands as protected under the Clean Water Act.

The move is strongly supported by golf course owners who are wary of being forced into expensive cleanups on their fairways.

Trump's business holdings include a dozen golf courses in the U-S.

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A long term vision and strategy is being worked on by Ontario Goat

The organization says it has been working with producers, processors and other industry partners to help grow the industry in a sustainable manner.
   
It is now asking goat milk producers across the province to help shape the future by participating in a Producer Expression of Opinion vote.
   
Ontario Goat is seeking official designation as an association of producers to become a permanent representative farmer organization.

The organization says Ontario's goat milk processors have also demonstrated support for the movement.

The vote wraps up tomorrow, Friday.

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The Saskatchewan government is keeping close tabs on a pulse trade issue with India, the province's largest customer.

India will discontinue an exemption on the fumigation of Canadian peas and lentils at the end of March. India is worried about a specific insect --- one that isn't in Canada.

The issue will be discussed in detail next week when Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and senior officials with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency hold talks with their counterparts in India.

Premier Brad Wall says he supports the federal government's efforts, noting that peas and lentils are very important crops for Saskatchewan farmers.

 


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