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Erin received her agriculture degree in organics at the University of Guelph in Ontario and is also active in local politics representing growers in Summerland. She is the daughter of Jan and Keith Carlson.
A new federal fuel surcharge comes into effect on April 1, 2019. Farmers in Ontario are eligible for an exemption on fuels used for farming practices, but the details have created some confusion among Ontario’s agriculture industry.
Changes are coming to animal care enforcement in Ontario. Earlier this year, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) announced they would not sign a new contract for their services with the Ontario government. This means that, as of April 1, OSPCA is no longer investigating and enforcing animal cruelty law for livestock and equine on farms in Ontario.
The trade war with China has escalated and in response the Trump Administration is preparing from $15 to $20 billion in trade assistance for farmers. USDA is working on the details on what that package and payments will look like. Michelle Rook has more.
The 2019 floods littered many fields with debris, and loose cornstalks have become a major issue. Nebraska Extension Educator John Wilson explains ways producers can manage these unwelcome additions to their fields.