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Ontario Bison Producers Named Young Farmer Of The Year
Farming, family and community are three words which sum up the 2009 Ontario Outstanding Young Farmers, Jason and Christina Pyke. The Pykes of Pykeview Meadows (www.pykeviewmeadows.com), a bison and field crop operation on Wolfe Island, received the top honour at the provincial awards ceremony held in London on Tuesday March 10th.
PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO HELP CANADIAN FARMERS ACCESS CREDIT AND RECEIVE LOANS
EDGELEY, SASKATCHEWAN– Canadian farmers who are finding it difficult to obtain loans due to the tightening of global credit markets can count on the Government of Canada to provide expanded access to credit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today. The Harper Government will bring forward new legislation to guarantee an estimated $1 billion in loans over the next five years to Canadian farm families and cooperatives, most of which will go to farmers and cooperatives that were previously ineligible.
A combination of strong prices in the US, a partially opened US border and steadily growing markets for bison meat in Canada, the US and Europe are starting to have an impact on prices paid for bison breeding stock and overall producer optimism here in Saskatchewan.