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IPM A Success

Fadi

By Fadi Didi

Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a shot at plowing a strip of land.


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The Chair of the 100th International Plowing Match in Walton says the five-day event last week was seamless -- aside from rain putting a damper on events on Wednesday.

Jacquie Bishop says the event benefited from a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -- who took a shot at plowing a strip of land.

She says they are still finalizing the attendance numbers, but were expecting to approach 100 thousand people at the show.

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C-N Rail says it moved more grain during the 2016/17 crop year than ever before.

Steve Pratte, policy manager for the Canadian Canola Growers Association, says that's welcome news.

Pratte says 90 per cent of all canola and related products are exported. The canola industry has a goal of achieving 52 bushels per acre by the year 2025.

He agrees with the railway's assessment that more rail capacity is needed in Vancouver to meet the forecast demand.


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