Teenagers killed on snowmobile
Killarney RCMP report two teenage girls were killed Feb. 27 when the snowmobile they were driving collided with a trailer parked on a farm property near Boissevain.
A 14-year-old girl from Boissevain and a 17-year-old girl, who was a student visiting from outside of Canada, were taken by emergency workers to hospital but both were deceased. Names have not been released.
India ministry to buy farmers’ wheat
new delhi/reuters/ The Indian government plans to buy 31.9 million tonnes of wheat in the marketing year from April 1, a Food Ministry statement said Feb. 21.
The buying target is 12.7 per cent higher than 28.3 million tonnes bought from farmers in 2011-12 as the world’s second-biggest producer is set to produce a record harvest in 2012.
Last week, Farm Minister Sharad Pawar said the country’s wheat output would cross the current official forecast of a record 88.31 million tonnes on favourable weather conditions.
India harvested a record 86.87 million tonnes of the grain in 2011.