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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Brandon, Manitoba I Farmers push for Long term duty on foreign beef Canadian cattle producers have taken a carefully calculated Gamble and won a at least for now. At stake is the Power to prevent Low priced european beef from swamping Canadian supermarkets at the expense of Canadian cattle Farmers and ranchers. For the last couple of years Canadian Farmers have complained that heavily subsidized beef from Denmark and Ireland has been driving Down prices at Canadian slaughterhouses. Consumers wont find european beef As steaks or roasts in supermarkets. Most of it comes into Canada in ground form and is used in processed products ranging from canned Stew to Frozen meat patties. But Canadian Farmers claim . Company comes to Canada for cheaper fuel Winnipeg up a while some Manitoba Farmers Are heading South to buy cheaper gasoline from . Dealers a Minnesota Oil company has started importing diesel fuel from Imperial Oil in Winnipeg for the same reason. A it does no to make any sense does it a said Mike smart a spokesman for Hendrum Oil co. He said thursday that his company recently paid 52.8 cents . A gallon for diesel that it imported from Imperial Oil three cents less than the Price charged by most american wholesalers. The Price which excludes state and Federal taxes comes out to about 19.6 cents a litre in Canadian funds. Under current prices the same fuel costs Manitoba dealers about 30 cents a litre. Smart says Imperial must be imposing a big markup in Winnipeg if it can afford to sell its diesel fuel to american customers at such a Low Price. Imperial spokesman Stewart Nadeau says the company exports limited quantities of fuel to North Dakota and Minnesota to retain a presence in the american Market and must stay competitive with . Prices. Canadian bulk fuel dealers Are already unhappy that some of their customers Are buying gasoline in the United states something the province is making More attractive by removing fuel taxes for Farmers on imported gasoline. Such a move a is going to kill us a said bulk fuel dealer Tom Denton of Ridgeville Man., near the Border. Gasoline prices in Canada continued to fall thursday dropping As much As three cents everywhere except Southern Ontario where Price wars had already pushed prices Down by a similar amount. The average Price in Winnipeg now is 45.4 cents. Farm problems Lead to violence senator says Jamestown no. Apr the current farm crisis in the United states might Lead to More violence in Rural areas says a Nebraska legislator. A a in a not advocating violence a said Ernie Chambers a state senator from Omaha neb. A but Farmers reach a Point where they be got nothing to lose except their dignity and their Chambers said Farmers have to learn to band together if they want to survive. A Farmers have to learn that the survival of the group is More important than the survival of the Are you general of you received a to general income tax return this year bring it to a amp a Block our specially trained tax experts will look into Over 300 deductions exemptions and credits that could save you Money visit your nearest a amp a Block office soon or Call for an appointment. J focus on farming Clyde Graham the european beef has Cost them As much As $50 million a year in reduced prices. The european economic Community offered a Compromise earlier this year. The dec said it would limit its beef exports to Canada at 10,668 tonnes a year for the next three years. That was the same level that had been negotiated for 1985. The Canadian cattlemen a association rejected the offer at its annual meeting in Regina in March preferring to take a Chance on getting the Canadian government to impose import duties against european beef. Late in March Revenue Canada imposed an interim duty of $1.96 a kilogram on Irish beef and $1.56 on danish beef. Those duties represent the estimated value of subsidies paid to Farmers in those countries and were even higher than Canadian cattlemen had expected. The cattlemen a association says the subsidies make european beef artificially cheap. Its wholesale Price in Canada is about $2.64 a kilogram Well below the prices paid for Canadian grown beef. A Canadian producers can to be expected to compete against such huge subsidies a says Stan Wilson the cattlemen a association president. Rich subsidy programs have spurred european Farmers to increase production. The result has been massive surpluses of Grain meat and other foodstuffs. There a so much excess beef being produced in Europe refrigerator ships have been tied up at seaports to act As floating freezers. However the initial Victory by the Canadian cattlemen is Only temporary. In order to get the duties made permanent the cattlemen must prove that the subsidized european beef is actually cutting into the markets of Canadian Farmers. The Canadian import tribunal must Rule on the necessity of the duties by july 25. A we Are confident that the tribunal will find that a permanent duty is justified a Wilson says. However there Are no guarantees. The europeans will have a Chance to dispute the cattlemen s figures. And the Canadian government has been reluctant to take Strong action against subsidized european farm goods for fear the dec will retaliate against Canadian food products. Wilson said Ottawa must pursue the Issue even further. The High level of european farm subsidies must be dealt with in a coming round of talks on Gatt the International general agreement on tariffs and Trade. A your government has got to let it be known Canada will absolutely not tolerate those types of policies a a said Wilson. European Grain production and Export subsidies have been adding heat to a mounting Trade War with the United states. Canadian Farmers have been caught in a Cross fire of falling world wheat prices. Officials of the Canadian meat Council doubt Consumers will be affected one Way or the other by the beef Trade dispute with Europe. Beef imports Are still a Small fraction of the beef consumed in Canada each year. And since the european beef is used in making processed foods it comprises Only part of the Cost of such products As sausage or tinned foods. To general from 19 75 ask about our guarantee. You could get More than you bargained for at har Block the income tax specialists 739 Princess ave. 727-5461 Brandon shoppers mall 727-5288 open 9 . To 9 . Monday to Friday 9 . To 5 . Saturday other area offices Dauphin Winni Pagonis Grandview Killarney Minnedosa Melita Virden no Sweet taste of Success for Maple syrup producers in 86 Montreal up a while Many people in Central Canada bask in Balmy weather Maple syrup producers Are in a sour mood because soaring temperatures May spell near disaster for their crop. Producers across Southern Quebec Ontario and the northeastern United states say the warm weather will bring their season to an abrupt halt and leave them with their smallest yield in years. The record High temperatures which environment Canada says could last until the weekend have brought out the buds on Maple Trees too quickly for the producers. The Maple syrup season ends when Trees Start to Bud because the budding Lowers the Quality of the syrup. For Many producers the season is Over already. A Short and Sweet a said Veteran producer Esther Weber of Elmira ont., about 80 Kilometres West of Toronto. She said the season ended so Early this year she has left Only a few pails on Trees near her sugar Coffee 50 a free refills old fashioned soup Kettle 1031 Rosser ave. 727-6773 Shack a to impress the tourists at the Elmira syrup festival on the weekend. A a there a no Hope in sight a added producer John Rhicard of Stanbridge East in Quebec a Eastern townships. A we got about half of the 1,100 Gallons 5,000 litres we get in a Normal year and we done to expect much the Small crop will Likely also spell bad news for Consumers. Prices Are expected to Rise by As much As 30 per cent in Quebec this year. In a Normal year the Trees done to Bud until the third week of april said Brian Herman a producer near Brome too Kilometres Southeast of Montreal in the Eastern townships. For the Best sap runs producers say they need warm Days cold nights and Good Snow cover. John Butler a Maple syrup correction Quot we regret that due to limited Supply the following items May not be available at All store locations during the Quot get ready get fit Quot cat. Description Page 186701 pneumatic chair of 343117 Lazy Susan porcelain and Metal la 383430 brass Candle Holder la 474107 electronic typewriter eng. Of noon Garden swing 3 seater of 850702 cocktail table 18 060s31 4-drawer Cabinet 08 005100 men s 21&Quot deluxe i 2-Speed bicycle 03 distributing announcement Dunwoody amp company g. Keith Lewis. E c a. Dunwoody amp company chartered accountants is pleased to announce that g. Keith Lewis has been appointed National services partner and will be moving to the National office in Toronto to assume the position effective Lune i 1986. Dunwoody amp company provides a full Range of accounting audit tax management consulting and insolvency services through 29 offices in Canada. Photo for the Sun by Joe Bryksa Greasy Piggy Daryle Jedel of Riverview held on tight to his Greasy Piglet to place in the top to in the Royal Manitoba Winter fair pig scramble. The Competition was held thursday to a full House in the Keystone Centre. Specialist for the Ontario government said he Hopes a few frosty nights will save the season and bring production close to average. Gilles Croteau executive director of the product eurs de Sucre do Erable do Quebec said it appears the hardest hit producers Are in the Eastern townships which account for to to 15 per cent of Quebec a Maple syrup output. Quebec a Maple syrup producers who account for 70 per cent of world production earn More than $20 million a year. John Weber of Conestoga ont., said he estimates the crop in his Region is three quarters its Normal size a better result than in other parts of Canada and the United states. Producers in Vermont new York and new Hampshire Are also predicting a Sharp drop in production. Canada-manit0ba tourism agreement a meeting to discuss the potential of this program. Wednesday april 9,1986 7 30 . Please phone Beverly Moffat tourism Manitoba Western Region 727-6261 for further information and for the location for the meeting fleas fleas fleas wheat City Lions club Spring Flea Market sunday april 20 a to . To 4 30 . Keystone convention Centre tables $15.00 for applications please write Lions Flea Market Box 24 Brandon Man. R7a 5y6 for further information Call 727-2644. 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