Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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A Perth County native is the new general manager of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Cathy Lennon is to take over for Neil Currie, who's retiring, on August 30th.

Lennon's agricultural career began with the Agricultural Adaptation Council where she served as general manager of Ontario Sheep Farmers, leading the organization through issues related to the B-S-E crisis.

She was a program manager with Agricorp, and senior lender with Farm Credit Canada working across all agricultural sectors and commodities.

Most recently, Lennon was general manager of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers. (CKNX)



The latest crop report for Saskatchewan says scattered showers last week brought more moisture to many areas of the province.

But the government says more rain will be needed to help crops develop.

Most crops in the province are in poor to good condition, but crop conditions have improved with the recent moisture.

Sixty-six per cent of the fall cereals, 56 per cent of the spring cereals, 42 per cent of the oilseeds, and 70 per cent of the pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year.

Haying operations are underway in much of the province, with yields reported to be significantly lower than average due to the lack of moisture this spring. (The Canadian Press)



The latest crop report for Alberta is mainly about moisture -- or the lack of it.

Alberta Agriculture says most parts of the province received at least 80 millimetres of precipitation last month.

But southern parts of Alberta remained dry and in need of rain.

Moisture stress in the northern half of the Peace Region was alleviated for a short time, but more rain is needed.

As a result of recent rain, crop growing conditions improved provincially by five per cent to 71 per cent of crops now rated as in good or excellent condition, near to the five-year average of 72 per cent. …

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