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Agriculture Report

Support A Local In World Plowing Match

By Fadi Didi

A Fundraising Dinner & auction is being held for 21 year old West Grey farmer Jay Lennox.


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If you enjoy pasta and want to support a local farmer heading to the World Ploughing Competition, bring appetite out to the Ayton Arena on Saturday April 1st at 6:30.

A Fundraising Dinner as well as a live and silent auction is being held for 21 year old West Grey farmer Jay Lennox.

Lennox is representing Canada in the upcoming Kenya World Ploughing Competition this December 1st and 2nd.

Lennox needs to raise between 10 and 15 thousand dollars to cover his travel and other expenses.

He makes up half of team Canada and Tom Evans of Tiverton will be joining him.

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Winter wheat acres have been down across the Prairies in recent years.

That was the message from the Western Winter Wheat Initiative, which hosted a pair of grower events recently.

Ken Gross, agrologist with Ducks Unlimited, says acres in Manitoba topped out at about 600 thousand a few years ago, due to some wet planting conditions in the fall.

He says there was under 200 thousand acres planted in Manitoba this year, noting the crop that was seeded was looking pretty good.

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Waterloo regional police say the driver of a truck that flipped on its side, injuring many of the more than 200 pigs it was transporting, has been charged.

Police say they responded to a call of a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon just west of Kitchener, Ont., in Wilmot Township,

They say the livestock transport truck tipped onto its side while making a left turn.

Fifty-four injured pigs had to be euthanized.

The 24 year old truck driver is charged with careless driving.


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