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The Canadian organic industry is one of Canada's fastest growing agricultural sectors, thanks to Canada's hardworking organic farmers and food processors who are respected around the world for supplying nutritious, sustainable, and high-quality organic products. With more than $5.4 billion in retail sales in 2017, growing the Canadian organic sector…
Around the globe, there is less and less agricultural land available and producers are looking to technology to help them make better use of resources. Thanks to investments by the Government of Canada in the development of clean technologies, Canadians could see a direct benefit in the food on their…
The food processing industry in Saskatchewan will benefit from the opening of the state-of-the-art Agri-Food Innovation Centre, a new facility operated by the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (Food Centre).The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness celebrated the opening of this new $15.7 million facility,…
The Government of Canada is investing in science and innovation to help meet increasing global food demand, grow exports for Canadian farmers and producers, and create good paying jobs that help grow Canada's middle-class.Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, joined newly hired researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Harrington…
Organic sales in the United States were worth $47 billion in 2016, and organic food sales represent more than five per cent of total retail sales. In Canada, over 55 per cent of consumers purchase organic products on a weekly basis. With its new Certified Organic linPRO and linPRO-R animal…
The University of Guelph (U of G) recently launched a new initiative to turn cutting-edge agri-food innovations into products and applications that will improve life and help grow the economy.The announcement was made during an “innovation showcase” that featured leading-edge U of G agri-food projects and was attended by University,…
Farm equity on P.E.I. led the region in growth in the last few years, but is well behind the national rate, which is just about where the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture wants to be.Farm equity on P.E.I. was up 19 per cent from 2012 to 2016, while nationally equity it…
Ag Growth International Inc. recently announced it has acquired CMC Industrial Electronics and Junge Control Inc.CMC is a leading supplier of hazard monitoring sensors and systems used in agricultural material handling applications. CMC also manufactures commercial bin monitoring sensors and systems. Founded in 1997, CMC has locations in Burnaby, B.C.,…
Manitoba farmers will continue to benefit from expanded, comprehensive coverage through AgriInsurance in the upcoming year, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler recently announced."The Government of Canada is committed to providing responsive programs that support our farmers in Manitoba," said MacAulay. "The improved coverage and…
Following years of working together with the province on crop insurance rates and policies that better represent and support farmers, the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) are pleased to share with their growers the news of a reformed AgriInsurance program heading into the…
Farmers know the importance of keeping the land, water and air healthy to sustain their farms from one generation to the next. The Government of Canada is making strategic investments to help farmers and young Canadians adopt innovative practices and develop skills for a cleaner more prosperous Canada.Agriculture and Agri-Food…
The Organic Agricutural Complex at Cégep de Victoriaville is seeking Canada’s budding organic farmers. The school, home to a three-year technical program in agricultural study, is preparing an additional 4,400 sq. m in new facilities that include ultra-modern greenhouses, along with an investment in state-of-the-art equipment and an increase in…
High performance, consistency and convenience are three increasingly important attributes to Western Canadian farmers as they manage more acres with the same or fewer resources. In 2018, Arylex Active herbicides will not only make life easier for farmers at spray time, the benefits can last year round with the Go4Arylex…
The Honourable Alan McIsaac recently announced that he is stepping down from his position as Prince Edward Island’s minister of Agriculture and Fisheries effective immediately. He will continue to serve as a member of the Legislative Assembly for District 5, Vernon River-Stratford.McIsaac was first elected in October 2007. Following re-election…
Inspired by NASA's experiments to grow wheat in space, Australian scientists have developed the world's first 'speed breeding' technique that can boost the production of the crop by up to three times.The NASA experiments involved using continuous light on wheat which triggered early reproduction in the plants. | READ MORE

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