Local News

Seeking a reasonable approach

Ron Bonnett,
President,
Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario livestock farmers and their organizations are in search of a solution to the confrontations that are taking place across the province between farmers and the Federal Department of the Environment.


Snow depths could put some pressure on deer population

Ken Johnston
Editor

While everyone is getting tired of shoveling, the area deer population is getting tired of trying to move around in the snow.


Agriculture Policy Framework approved

Gary Sliworsky,
Ag. Rep.

Ontario Minister of Agriculture and Food Minister Steve Peters and Federal Minister of Agriculture Lyle Vanclief announced that Ontario signed an agreement to implement the Agriculture Policy Framework on December 11, 2003.


RRCA elects new slate of officers

Ken Johnston
Editor

At the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association Annual meeting in Stratton last Wednesday a new slate of officers were elected.


Changing seasons

Jim Cumming
Publisher

I realized that winter is almost behind us this past week. That notion struck me as I left work last Tuesday and headed home at the end of the day.


Cattlemen question why price of beef so high in stores

Ken Johnston
Editor

In preparation for this year’s annual meeting of the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association, the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association (RRCA) passed several resolutions last Wednesday night to be brought up at the OCA meeting.


Magicians hope to make youth smoking disappear

Ken Johnston
Editor

Last Thursday students from every elementary school west of Emo converged on Rainy River High School to learn how to “Just Say MOE!”


Valid safety course needed to buy and apply pesticides

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

You must have a valid Grower Pesticide Safety Course (GPSC) certificate before you can purchase, apply, store and/or dispose of any Schedule 1, 2 or 5 pesticide on the land your farm. In addition, all agricultural workers who handle and apply Schedule 2 or 5 pesticides must either be certified through the Grower Pesticide Safety Course, or they must be Trained Assistants (TA’s) who work under the supervision of a Certified Grower. TA training must be renewed every 5 years.


Rainy River Cattlemen hope to hogtie a solution to mad cow crisis

Ken Johnston
Editor

Doom and gloom.
That is the easiest way to describe the future for the Rainy River area’s cattlemen if the border does not reopen to Canadian live cattle soon.


RR cattle inspection station without purpose since BSE crisis

Ken Johnston
Editor

The plight of the Rainy River Cattle Inspection station still remains to be seen as it continues to struggle for survival year after year.


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