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Farmers in Australia will soon be growing a Canadian oilseed used to make bio jet fuel thanks to a new "farm-to-flight" deal between Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., and Qantas Airlines.The partnership is the first of its kind in Australia and will see Agrisoma work with Australian farmers to grow the…
Montreal-based Inocucor Technologies Inc., one of Canada's leading agri-tech companies, has received approval for up to $7.7 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), an arm's-length foundation of the Government of Canada that works with Canadian companies to bring early-stage clean technologies to market. The funding will support…
Pipeline Foods LLC, the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on non-GMO and organic food and feed, recently announced it is building a new state-of-the-art grain terminal in Bowbells, North Dakota. Pre-winter construction is underway in preparation for a late summer opening in 2018. The Bowbells project complements…
On November 15, the Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced a partnership with Deveron UAS Corp., that will deliver farmers advanced aerial imagery data combined with powerful analytics through the Climate Corporation’s industry-leading Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform. The addition of Deveron supports Climate’s commitment to deliver a…
The Canadian Grain Commission has launched a weekly statistical report on the allocation of producer cars. The publication of these statistics enhances the transparency of commercial grain handlings and supports the marketing of Canadian grain. The report is available on both the Canadian Grain Commission's web site and the Government…
A surprise late-season rally has rescued Southwestern Ontario’s vital corn crop. But not everyone has done well in the region, one of the nation’s richest farm belts and one where corn is one of the biggest crops.Some areas, especially north of London, have lower yields and quality problems due to the…
Bayer has announced the launch of Prosaro® XTR, a powerful cereal fungicide that allows growers to strive for their best yield yet, while maintaining superior quality and disease control.The latest innovation to join Bayer’s leading fungicide family, Prosaro XTR offers high protection for grain quality like Prosaro (retaining prothioconazole and…
Eric Kaiser has spent a lifetime transforming 14 former Loyalist settlement properties into a large, productive egg and field crop farm business – and always with a singular focus on the environment and innovative, sustainable soil conservation practices.His efforts have earned him the 2017 Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association…
A Saskatchewan-based farm organization has become the 13th member of Grain Growers of Canada (GGC).The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission (SaskFlax), which represents the province’s flax farmers, joins 12 other GGC members, including Alberta Pulse Growers and Manitoba Corn Growers Association.Becoming a member of GGC allows flax farmers to have a…
The five commodity groups that signed an MOU in May to explore an amalgamation have met with Manitoba Agriculture, developed a comprehensive member consultation plan and are excited to announce the release of a summary report that will be made available to farmers in December.“The silos of agriculture are crumbling,…
Seed Hawk Inc. is pleased to announce that the company will officially be renamed Vaderstad Industries Inc. on October 31, 2017. The name change reflects the fuller integration of the Seed Hawk brand within the Väderstad Group, bringing precision and quality together.“We are pleased to become a part of Väderstad.…
The 2017 Advancing Women in Agriculture East conference (AWC) took place on Oct. 30 and 31 at the Hilton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario.The AWC West 2018 will be held on March 26 to 27 in Calgary, Alta. AWC East 2018 will take place on October 15 and 16,…
In an effort to shine a light on the current status of herbicide resistance in Canada, Top Crop Manager (TCM) has launched the Herbicide Use Survey!As an industry leader providing up-to-date information and research, TCM is looking to gather input from producers across the country in order to develop a…
The availability of labour is critical to the success of many industries in Canada, including agriculture and agri-food. The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program's Agriculture Stream supports Canada's economy by permitting employers to hire temporary foreign workers for positions in agriculture and agri-food when qualified Canadians and permanent residents are…
Marijuana, hemp's narcotic cousin, is the subject of federal plans for expanded legalization.Degree and diploma aggies interested in producing commercial cannabis and/or hemp will be able to get college-certified starting next year.Niagara College recently announced it will launch a graduate certificate program in commercial cannabis production in 2018, a program…
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