Business/Policy
Health Canada’s 2017 re-evaluation decision for glyphosate, stating that glyphosate is safe when used according to product label directions, stands after eight objections were reviewed and vetted.
Published in Herbicides
Seed options have expanded for Canadian and U.S. canola producers following China’s approval of canola traits developed using biotechnology.
Published in Canola
Harvested canola samples in 2018 contained variable levels of green seed. Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, looks at what producers should consider when marketing their crop.
Published in Canola
The Government of Canada launches an innovation funding competition, through the Strategic Innovation Fund, for national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology applications in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
Published in Corporate News
The Government of Canada will invest $3.7 million to the Eastern Canada Oilseeds Development Alliance (ECODA), announced federal Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay at the Atlantic Soy processing plant in Belle River, Prince Edward Island.
Published in Business & Policy
The Canadian Grain Commission is updating its Eastern wheat class structure to meet the evolving needs of the Canadian grain industry and increase flexibility for producers, breeders, processors and handlers.
Published in Business & Policy
The new health claim available for high oleic canola oil will appeal to end users and consumers of canola oil, while the marketing benefit has potential to spillover to canola producers.
Published in Corporate News
A new export facility in Surrey, B.C. will expand trade capacity and speed for Western Canadian grain producers.
Published in Imports/Exports
Customers in 17 countries will meet with representatives from Canada’s grain value chain to learn about the quality and end-use characteristics of the 2018 Canadian wheat crop during a series of new crop missions beginning November 12.
Published in Corporate News
Canada and China pledged to double agricultural trade by 2025 at the Economic and Financial Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Nov. 12, co-chaired by Canadian Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr.
Published in Imports/Exports
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is expanding its lending program to offer more financial services to spur on Alberta’s growing agricultural industry and support rural economic development.
Published in Corporate News
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to customers in parts of the Prairies facing financial hardship as a result of widespread excessive moisture that has delayed harvest and reduced the quality of this year’s crop.
Published in Corporate News
Team Alberta is alerting Alberta Agriculture and Forestry officials to over $3 billion in crops that remain in the field to ensure government agencies are prepared to respond promptly to unharvested acre claims and consider all options to help farmers deal with a difficult harvest.
Published in Harvesting
The passing of Bill C-79 on Oct. 16, an act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), by the House of Commons is an opportunity for the canola industry to increase value-added exports and benefit the entire canola value chain, according to a statement by the Canola Council of Canada. 
Published in Imports/Exports
Manitoba and the North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to encourage greater collaboration in the agricultural sector at the Tri-National Agricultural Accord in Monterrey, Mexico.
Published in Corporate News
Plant health partners in Canada, from industry associations to academia, come together to establish the Canadian Plant Health Council to collectively address evolving risks to plant and animal resources.
Published in Corporate News
IBM released its Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture on Sept. 24, a suite of agribusiness tools and solutions to help growers use artificial intelligence to make informed decisions.
Published in Corporate News
Succession planning can be a daunting task for farm owners, especially for those who don’t have any qualified successors to take over over the operation – an increasingly occuring problem.
Published in Corporate News
The plan was all set – the 7,000-acre grain farm would transition from father to son, as would two other enterprises, each earning about one million dollars in revenue annually. Out of everyone in the family, only one son was interested in farming.
Published in Business Management
Experts predict a worldwide fertilizer shortage in North America and farmers are recommended to purchase their input now rather than wait until peak season where supply could be low and prices could be high. | READ MORE
Published in Fertilizer
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