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Agriculture Report

Putting More Green Into the Plowing Match

By Fadi Didi

Huron County will be spending a bit more money on their display for the International Plowing Match.


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Huron County will be spending a bit more money on their display for the International Plowing Match.

Tourism Marketing Manager Jenna Ujiye says they will have two tents

Huron county Council raised spending to $186 thousand up from $106 thousand for the event which will be held in Walton in September.

However, they expect to only spend $136 thousand, when they calculate cost recoveries.

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The first of tens of thousands of U-S lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta.

The lawsuits allege Syngenta's decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U-S market before China approved it for imports wrecked an increasingly important export market for U-S corn.

The first test case goes to trial Monday in state court in Minneapolis.

Plaintiffs' experts estimate the economic damage to be about 5 billion dollars, while Syngenta denies its actions caused any losses for farmers.

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Snow out West will push seeding back several days into May, but the biggest concern is for those with unharvested 2016 crop.

Many areas of the province received between two and ten centimetres of snow and the forecast is calling for below normal temperatures for the rest of the week.

There is at least one million acres of unharvested crop in Saskatchewan, and the situation is similar in Alberta.

Norm Hall, vice president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, says farmers will be looking at a number of options if they can't combine.
 


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