The auto sector gets $10 billion. Forestry gets $1 billion. And pork gets…well, it asked for $800 million because the industry is crashing, but it’s getting nothing from Ottawa other than money for increased processing capacity. Farmers don’t understand why they’re being shut out, which is what I’m writing about in today’s Urban Cowboy column.

For additional perspectives on the industry’s state of affairs, check this commentary from Jim Long of Genesus.

And for those of us holding out hope that H1N1 was petering out, this unfortunate warning from the World Health Organization lays that to rest.

The Ontario Farm Animal Council offers a photo and video library of farm animals on its website, from which I retrieved the photo here.