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In a show of strength for Ontario’s agri-food sector and rural communities, four provincial organizations came together at Queen’s Park to demonstrate how investments in rural Ontario economic development benefit all Ontarians.
The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is making an exception and allowing deliveries of canola variety 46A76 made before August 1, 2018, to be assigned any grade for canola.
Participants can now vote online for one of the four regional winners to win the National Prize of an additional $15,000 for good causes!MK Agro: Brunkild, MBKelly Kabernick Girls High School Hockey Memorial Scholarship and the Sanford Hockey ArenaG-Mac's AgTeam: Leader, SKLeader and District Integrated Healthcare FacilityHuron Perth Ag Service:…
The Manitoba government has launched a consultation focused on agricultural Crown lands, to ensure upcoming policy changes reflect the views of the livestock industry while improving fairness and transparency in the system, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler has announced.A consultation document released today highlights a number of areas to provide input…
Farmers help drive economic growth in Canada, but they can also face risks that threaten the viability of their farms, such as unpredictable weather. The Government of Canada is committed to working with the sector to explore and develop new risk management tools that meet the needs of Canadian farmers…
The Manitoba government and J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) announced a major investment and expansion in the company’s Manitoba-based operations near Portage la Prairie. Premier Brian Pallister and Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler were joined by ‎Mark McKellar from ‎Simplot to make the announcement.“Our government is excited to join Simplot today to…
The world's population is hungry and growing hungrier, but Canadian agriculture took a giant leap forward to meet those needs through value added development of Canada's food and feed sectors. At a recent ceremony in Ottawa, Protein Industries Canada was named one of the winning supercluster proponents under the federal…
The Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA) has announced that it will be moving its office to Carman.Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers will will administer its operations and programming effective March 1, 2018.The relocation follows the recent closure of the Flax Council of Canada’s Winnipeg office, where MFGA operations were being…
More than 60 people gathered to honour fourth generation farmers Craig and Jinel Ference of Double F Farms (located in Kirriemuir) as Alberta’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2018. The winners were announced at the Alberta regional event held at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds, Alta., on February 9.After…
Ontario has entered into a new agreement with the University of Guelph for up to 10 years that will support the growth and competitiveness of Ontario’s agri-food sector, create jobs and further solidify the province’s position as a global leader in agri-food education, research and innovation. Jeff Leal, Minister of…
PartnerRe Ltd. today announced an innovative deal with Farmers Edge, a global leader in decision agriculture, that will help insurers to close the insurance gap among farmers across all continents.This exclusive, four-year agreement between Farmers Edge and PartnerRe brings together precision farming technology and agriculture insurance in a landmark deal…
Calls abound for programs and leadership to help strengthen rural Canada, to make sure the voices of this country’s farmers are heard outside the farm gate, and to help urban people understand farmers’ crucial, daily role in feeding the world.The question is, who’s responsible for developing leaders? Not everyone’s ready…
Mary Robinson wants to help more women take advantage of job opportunities on Island farms and she's hoping a proposal by the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture will help make it happen.The federation submitted a written funding proposal in January to Status of Women Canada. The three-year project would explore the…
A group with the support of thousands of farmers will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada to oppose a legal ruling that allows energy companies to walk away from unprofitable wells on agricultural land.The court recently announced that it will hear from the Action Surface Rights Association in an…
Last year was the fifth driest year on record in Saskatoon. It was the second driest in in Regina. In Moose Jaw, it was the worst it’s ever been. By relying on sub-soil moisture, farmers across the Saskatchewan find themselves with little to no stored moisture to draw from for the…

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