Saturday 29 September 2012
Pig farmers want help
Money-losing hog farmers in Manitoba, hurt by high feed costs, need between C$130 million and C$150 million ($134 million-$155 million) in government loan guarantees to survive, the Western Canadian province's biggest farm group said on Monday.
Severe drought in the United States has decimated crops, which has led to higher costs for feed grains and pushed North American hog farmers into steep losses.
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