Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:05 AM CDT

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- The Canadian government hasn't announced any new initiatives to help hog producers who are struggling to keep their businesses alive due to high feed costs sparked by a drought in the U.S., according to one agriculture group.

"The Minister of Agriculture's official position is that existing tools will have to be used to protect farmers at this time," said Doug Chorney, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, earlier this week.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the government recognizes the pork industry is important for the Canadian economy, which is why they recently formed the Hog Industry Task ...

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