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Nominations are now open for the title of Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer. The OYF Program is a unique program designed to recognize farmers and farm couples who exemplify excellence in their profession.The OYF program begins each year with the nomination of farmers at the local level. Any organization or any…
As of Jan. 13, the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre (LCSC) will play host to the Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation exhibit.The exhibit is on loan from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, and will be on display until April 15.“It talks about the story of canola, how it’s…
A pilot project connecting Prince Edward Islanders in need of jobs with work on farms has had an added bonus.The Harvest and Prosper Project ended in December, but some of the participants have been offered full-time employment this winter, helping fill a void on P.E.I. farms.The Harvest and Prosper project…
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, on behalf of Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister, Lyle Stewart, recently announced $7.7 million in funding for 30 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).In addition, the governments are committing $6.25 million…
After 32 years of representing the interests of all agricultural and industrial flax interests, the Flax Council of Canada’s Executive Committee regrets to announce the closure of its office at 465-167 Lombard Avenue in Winnipeg, effective January 31, 2018.The Flax Council of Canada will continue to operate on a reduced service basis.The…
A 20-year study of soil health on P.E.I. is showing an overall decline in organic matter. The study was launched by the provincial Department of Agriculture in 1998. Over the course of three-year cycles soil samples have been taken from 600 sites around the Island and compared over the years.…
Ontario is transferring the operating and research programming of the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station to Lakehead University to help foster innovation and strengthen Ontario's competitive edge by expanding agri-food research in Northwestern Ontario.Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, made the announcement on behalf of Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture,…
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, has announced 17 advancements accelerating through its R&D pipeline, including global expansion of the company’s research footprint to deliver science-driven, digital agriculture innovations to more farmers around the world.Climate has introduced its innovation pipeline, unveiling more than 35 projects. Climate’s pipeline is…
Canada’s agriculture industry should still be able to meet a Liberal target that calls on the sector to grow its exports to $75 billion by 2025 — despite ongoing uncertainty about this country’s key trading markets, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says.The $75 billion export target was included in the Liberals’…
Canadian National Railway Co. will buy 200 locomotives in the next three years from General Electric Co., to support expected growth and drive efficiencies.CN, Canada biggest railway operator, is extending a major hiring spree into 2018 as it scrambles to keep pace with demand and fill vacancies, aiming to add…
Throughout the month of December, Top Crop Manager has been giving away 10 passes per week to the Herbicide Resistance Summit, taking place Feb. 27 and 28, 2018, in Saskatoon. All entries submitted by Dec. 22 were entered in the final grand prize draw and we are happy to announce…
A new computer-generated hydrology model of the southern Saskatchewan River basin is giving researchers a better understanding of this unpredictable, and at times deadly, water system.The model not only takes into account water movement through the river itself, but also how water drains through the surrounding landscape and moves from…
Linamar Corp. recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding equity interests of MacDon and its Group of Companies for an aggregate purchase price of C$1.2 Million, less the assumption of small transaction related expenses, and subject to certain customary…
The government of Canada is moving forward with the development of a much needed Food Policy for Canada, which will incorporate the social, environmental and economic aspects of the food system into an integrated policy framework. To support the successful implementation of this multifaceted policy, a broad alliance of more…
In a watershed moment for agriculture in Manitoba, the five commodity groups that in May of this year began exploring an amalgamation are pleased to release a summary report highlighting the potential path towards a new, grassroots and farmer-driven organization.The release of this report launches a consultation period for farmer…
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