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July 7, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Wheat breeding: Amazing changes
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Soybean and canola acres down

As of June 11, 2015, farmers had either planted or intended to plant more wheat, corn for grain, barley and oats compared with 2014, while acreages seeded to soybeans and canola were down. >> Read full article

Winding up the farm

As you get closer to the date you might consider retiring from your farm operation, it’s always better to start planning your exit strategy as soon as possible. >> Read full article

New crop year reminders for Eastern producers, industry

The Canadian Grain Commission is reminding the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on July 1, 2015 in Eastern Canada. >> Read full article

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Wheat breeding: Amazing changes

Canadian wheat breeding had its beginnings in the late 1800s. Wheat first came to Canada with settlers, missionaries and others. Many of the wheats they brought from their home countries were not suited to Canadian conditions.

So in the late 1800s, William Saunders and his sons began efforts to breed varieties especially for the Prairies. They developed the famous Marquis variety by crossing Red Fife, thought to have come originally from Galicia (currently a province in western Ukraine), and Hard Red Calcutta, from a mountainous region in India. Marquis had Red Fife’s excellent bread wheat quality and Hard Red Calcutta’s early maturity. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Agricultural Institute of Canada – National Policy Conference

July 12-14, 2015
Location: Ottawa, ON >> More Info

Feeding Crops to Feed the World: 2015 International Stewardship Symposium

July 14-15, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB >> More Info

Canadian Simmental Convention

July 30-Aug. 2, 2015
Location: Lindsay, ON >> More Info