Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Huron Farmers Are Top Club

By Fadi Didi

Some recognition for Huron County Junior Farmers.

The group has been recognized for an exceptional 2016.
At the provincial Junior Farmers' recent Annual Conference, Huron County was named Overall Club of the Year.
Huron County Junior Farmers also won the award in 2012 and 2013.
The conference included group activities, speakers and an annual general meeting.


Dairy farms in Wisconsin and other states could be forced out of business as early as May because of a trade dispute that's halted the export of their milk to Canada.

At issue is a U.S-Canada dispute over what's called ``ultra-filtered milk,'' a protein liquid concentrate used to make cheese. Until recently, it had entered Canada duty-free from the United States.

But Canadian dairy farmers objected, resulting in Ontario and other provinces applying import taxes.

About 75 farms in Wisconsin have already been told that Grassland Dairy Products of Greenwood will no longer buy their milk.

The National Milk Producers Federation said losses for the dairy industries in Wisconsin and New York alone could run into hundreds of millions of dollars.


The mouse population is increasing in parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta in crops that could not be harvested due to poor weather last fall.

Farmer Jeremy Welter has seen swaths that have been flipped over by coyotes and other wildlife looking for mice.

He has also heard reports from a few farmers who have combined unharvested crops and ended up having to wash a lot of mouse parts off their machinery.

A spokesperson with the Agriculture Ministry says they've been getting a lot of calls from farmers wanting information on hantavirus.


A pig that was rescued after falling off a truck on a South Dakota highway near a hog processing facility has been adopted by a farm sanctuary.

The 250-pound pig -- known as Wally -- had been staying at the Sioux Falls Humane Society since he landed on Interstate 90 late last month.

A local newspaper reports Wally left for his new home in New Richmond, Wisconsin, earlier this month.

His movers tried using a trail of Milk-Bones to get him into the trailer.

When that didn't work, they used a pole and a harness to get him inside.


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