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Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Ambassador Backs Canadian Farmers

By Fadi Didi

Ambassador David MacNaughton reacted swiftly to an American attack on Canadian dairy farmers.


Length: 1:30

Ambassador David MacNaughton reacted swiftly to an American attack on Canadian dairy farmers.

Canada's ambassador to the U-S sent a letter to the governors of Wisconsin and New York within hours of President Donald Trump telling a crowd in Wisconsin that Canada's milk policy is very unfair.

MacNaughton says he wanted to correct a number of errors -- both in terms of the cause of the situation in the U-S for dairy farmers and the degree to which the U-S itself subsidizes and restricts market entry.  

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A new study has found that slow-learning bumblebees are just as successful as smart ones _ and they live longer.

The authors of the study _ three researchers from Canada, England and New Zealand _ say the finding calls into question the assumption that brain superiority is better in the beleaguered pollinators' world.

The research shows a need to better understand bee behaviour because changing climates and habitats along with cognitive challenges they face have an effect on their lives.

Details were published late last month in the journal Scientific Reports.

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State officials have designated parts of five Michigan counties as a potential high risk area for bovine tuberculosis.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says it took the step after four free-ranging whitetail deer tested positive for the disease, which can be fatal for animals.

The designation requires bovine TB testing for all cattle and bison herds within a 6.2-mile radius of where the TB-positive deer was found.

Officials say testing is needed to see if the disease has spread from local deer to cattle or bison.

 


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