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Agriculture Report

Plowing Champs Come to Bruce County

By Fadi Didi

The 2017 Canadian Plowing Championship will be held in Bruce County.


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The 2017 Canadian Plowing Championship will be held in Bruce County!

The event will be held north of Walkerton from Wednesday, August 30 to Saturday, September 2.

The Plowing Championship celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada and Bruce County, with champion plowmen from provinces across Canada competing for the National title.

The 2 Champion Senior competitors in conventional and reversible plowing will represent Canada at the 2018 World Contest in Germany.

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Kentucky agriculture officials say they burned some of the hemp crop being grown in the state for commercial purposes because it contained too much T-H-C.

About 45 kilograms of hemp were burned on Thursday because it contained more than 0.3 per cent of the psychoactive compound.

But Grower Lyndsey Todd says you could have smoked all 45 kilograms of it without getting high.

Eric Steenstra, president of the advocacy group Vote Hemp, says the law needs to be changed to allow more flexibility for growers who are taking a chance on the plant.

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Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan used a tour of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa Research and Development Centre to highlight the government's investments in scientific agricultural research.

The Federal government says the Budget for 2017 proposes to invest 70 million dollars over six years, starting this year, to further support agricultural discovery science and innovation.

It says the focus of the research will be on addressing emerging priorities, such as climate change and soil and water conservation.

The government says the investment builds on Budget 2016's 30-million-dollar commitment over six years for advanced research on biological threats to agriculture.

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K-F-C says that it will stop serving chickens raised with antibiotics that are used by humans.

The fried chicken chain says the change will be completed by the end of next year at its more than 4-thousand restaurants in the U-S.

K-F-C says antibiotics specific to animals may still be used to treat diseases in the chickens.

The chain's rivals have already announced plans to curb their use of chickens raised with antibiotics.
 


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