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While North American farmers are in the process of wrapping up a fourth-straight bumper harvest, according to the BMO 2016 North American Agriculture Report, foreign exchange developments have yielded very different experiences for producers in Canada and the United States. "In the United States, the lofty greenback, which has gained…
Analysts say wet weather is behind the movement of some grains into feed markets in Canada, according to FeedNavigator.com. | READ MORE
The U.S. will capture a higher share of the global wheat market this season as poor weather that’s hurt French and Canadian crops helps the second-largest exporter step up shipments from a 44-year low last season, according to Bloomberg.com. | READ MORE
As of July 31, Statistics Canada reports that the country's total stock levels for wheat, canola and lentils are down from the same date a year earlier. Meanwhile, barley and oat stocks increased compared with July 31, 2015.Wheat Total stocks of wheat fell 26.8% from July 31, 2015, to 5.2 million tonnes as of July 31, 2016. This decline was…
August 31, 2016 - Canada and China have been embroiled in a dispute about the acceptable level of "dockage" - or foreign material such as weeds and other crops - in Canada's canola exports to China. Now, the previously held deadline of Thursday Sept. 1 for Canada to cut the…
August 29, 2016 - Noting that on Sept. 1, China will be imposing unfair and commercially unreasonable restrictions on the imports of canola, Manitoba's agriculture minister, Ralph Eichler, has written to federal minister of international trade, Chrystia Freeland, supporting the federal government’s efforts in resolving the restrictions China intends to…
The registration for the CDC Arras, Flanders and Somme flaxseed varieties will be cancelled effective Aug. 1, 2017. At that time, these varieties will be removed from the variety designation list for flaxseed and will only be eligible for the lowest grade.
Apr. 18, 2016 - The federal government is providing a one-year investment of up to $1.9 million for the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative to attract youth to green jobs within the agriculture and agri-food sector. The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative will help fund internships for post-secondary graduates working…
Mar. 1, 2016, Ottawa, ON - This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA),the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are encouraging farmers and their families to "Be an AgSafe Family" by "Keeping Kids Safe". Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public…
Feb. 3, 2016 - Canada's International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in a ceremony in New Zealand today. After signing the agreement, Freeland told reporters that Canada's participation in the Asia Pacific economy was very important and reassured her counterparts from the other 11 countries…
  The Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada has published a wheat and durum market analysis that urges Canada to look outside traditional markets to grow its cereals export industry. The study, conducted by market research firm LMC International, claims that Canadian wheat is known for its consistency,…
Nov. 24, 2015 - Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers for 2015 are hog farmers Mike and Amy Cronin of Bluevale, Ont., and dairy farmers Patrick and Cherylynn Bos of Ponoka, Alta. These two farm families were chosen from six regional farm couples across Canada at Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) annual…
Oct. 27, 2015 - Genesys, a resource for plant genetic resources data, has been improved and updated to help people develop climate-smart crop varieties needed to overcome future environmental challenges. Scientists will benefit from improved access to data on more than 2.8 million plant samples from genebank collections from all…
Oct. 7, 2015, Ontario – The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) has launched a new request for proposals (RFP) under the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI). The purpose of this RFP is to solicit submissions to administer education and outreach projects that address the GLASI objectives of…
August 4, 2015 - The Ontario Soil and Crop Association has launched a new Request for Proposals under the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI). The purpose of this RFP is to solicit submissions to administer and assess the effectiveness of soil health and water quality improvement projects through edge-of-field…
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