Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(Ont-Plowing-Match)

Ontario's premier and the leader of the Opposition will take a break from sparring in the legislature today and face off in a plowing match instead.

Premier Doug Ford and N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath will be in rural Pain Court for the annual expo known as the International Plowing Match.

The competition is considered a major event for Ontario's agricultural community, and there's a long-standing tradition of having political leaders take part in a contest to see who's best able to plow in a straight line.

Ford and Horwath will compete this afternoon.

The match comes in the middle of a tense time in the legislature, as Ford and the Progressive Conservatives are working pass a bill that would cut the size of Toronto city council in the middle of an election campaign. (The Canadian Press)

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(WEA-Cda-Fall-Weather)

The Weather Network says the Prairies will see a gentler, milder fall this year -- even though Alberta has already seen snow.

Chief meteorologist Chris Scott says it may seem like the region has plummeted into an early winter over the past 10 days, but that won't last.

Scott says the region will see some milder weather especially through October.

And while November might hold some snowy surprises, temperatures won't drop into the minus-20s as they sometimes do in the second and third week of the month.

Scott is also forecasting drier than normal conditions across southern Alberta, with near to slightly below normal precipitation anticipated elsewhere in the Prairies. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Drought-Program)

Manitoba's agriculture minister says clarifications have been made to a program that provides funding for livestock producers to protect surface water, in order to help those who have been affected by dry conditions.

Recognizing that limiting livestock access to surface water may require alternate water sources, the province says changes have been made to enable funding for water source development. …

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