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November 18, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Getting the most from black gold
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OSCIA survey reveals surprising relationship between farmers and species at risk

In 2013, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) conducted a survey of producers to get a read on attitudes towards species at risk (SAR). The process yielded some surprising results; more than half of participants (69 per cent) acknowledged that SAR loss is an issue in Ontario. >> Read full article

Shortfall in skilled employees could impact agriculture

Despite Canada's track record in producing highly educated graduates, employers report that deficits in key skills are resulting in lower quality products and services, weaker productivity and less innovation. >> Read full article

Farmer-driven blueprint to save Ontario agriculture

On the cusp of government regulations that will negatively impact family farming, Farm Action Now has held its first meeting. The task force of farm organizations across the agriculture sector is poised to evaluate the fate of the industry, among other priorities. >> Read full article

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Getting the most from black gold

Though the smell associated with using livestock waste on crop fields is less than appealing, there’s a reason farmers who have easy access to swine, chicken and cattle manure consider it “black gold.”

That said, maximizing the accessibility of manure’s nutrients to crops while minimizing its environmental downsides is not as simple as spreading it and forgetting it. Enter Shabtai Bittman and his colleague, Derek Hunt, researchers with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), whose innovative manure application methods are designed to get the most benefit and least harm from nature’s nutrient recycling.
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 Event Calendar 

Agricultural Excellence Conference

November 19-21, 2014
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB >> More Info

2014 Farm Forum Event

December 2-4, 2014
Location: Saskatoon, Sask. >> More Info

Southwest Agricultural Conference

January 6-7, 2015
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

Farm Tech Conference

January 27-29, 2015
Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton, Alta. >> More Info