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Lawrence MacAulay, minister of agriculture and agri-food, announced the government will be investing $70 million over the next five years to address environmental challenges and hire approximately 75 scientists and science professionals in emerging fields of agricultural science. 
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The Pest Management Centre is inviting submissions for its 2018 Pest Management Research Report (PMRR), an annual resource on integrated pest management of insect pests and plant diseases significant to the agri-food industry in Canada.
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The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is accepting nominations for one director and three regional representatives in Region 3, as well as the director-at-large position, which represents all five regions.
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Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) are accepting applications for the 2018-19 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students.
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The deadline to submit a letter of intent for the Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) is end of day, Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 
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Lawrence MacAulay, minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters.
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Manitoba Agriculture shares farm safety reminders in an effort to reduce the number of accidents during harvest season. 
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Manitoba Agriculture alerts agricultural producers affected by dry conditions of the programs and services available to livestock producers to manage forage shortages.
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Nominations are now open for the Farm Management Canada's (FMC) 2018 Wilson Loree Award, honouring those who have made contributions to agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. 
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The AgriRisk Initiatives Program, dedicated to exploring and developing risk management products and services, has been renewed under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. 
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Lawrence MacAulay, minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of up to $6.3 million in funding to the Western Grains Foundation for a five-year Integrated Crop Agronomy cluster that will focus on agronomy research into multi-crop and integrated crop production.
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If you could tell a consumer one thing, what would it be? Farm Management Canada's Y We Farm video competition is asking young farmers to answer this question in their submissions to win a trip to the upcoming Agricultural Excellence Conference in Winnipeg. 

Young farmers, between the ages of 20 and 40, across Canada are being asked to submit a short one minute video and winners will be selected based on the quality, creativity, coherence and relevance of the video. The deadline for the Y We Farm competition is October 19, 2018. 

Three winners will be awarded an all-expenses paid trip the Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx) taking place in Winnipeg, MB from November 26 to 28, 2018. The conference will see farmers, advisors, government, industry associations and private industry come together for roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, discussion panels and a national farm business resource showcase.

More information, including how to apply and eligibility criteria, can be found on Farm Management Canada's Y We Farm competition page

Past questions for the video competition include: 
  • How are you practicing healthy agricultural management on your farm? (2015)
  • What does the future of Canadian agriculture look like to you? (2014)
  • What does your generation bring to the farm table? (2013)
Past winners, answering the question "What does your generation bring to the farm table?" can be viewed here and a full list of past winners is available online
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Ag-West Bio will receive $8.5 million to support the development of the agricultural biotechnology sector in Saskatchewan. 
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AgriBrink Ltd. and Farm Health Monitor Ltd. are among the 26 companies selected to receive grants of up to $30,000 in the latest round of the program funded through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
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Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has entered into a partnership with the Do More Agriculture (DMA) Foundation to create a network of mental health first aiders who can identify and support producers coping with difficult or unfortunate circumstances.
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The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) announced the winners of their annual scholarships on June 18, 2018. Each student will receive $2,500 for post secondary agricultural education.
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The Manitoba government appointed nine members to the newly formed Manitoba Agriculture Research and Innovation Committee (MARIC), Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced on June 11, 2018. 
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The deadline is July 15, 2018 to apply for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association's (OSCIA) annual Ontario Forage Masters competition.
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Kier Miller of Sussex Corner, N.B., said he was “speechless” when he found out the New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association had named his operation the province’s 2017 farm of the year. Miller Farms comprises 23 acres, nine of which are cleared, with the remainder in woodland. They also lease 180 acres. On top of that, the Millers do custom planting of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, and barley for other area farmers each year totalling about 1,200-1,500 acres. In the fall, they do about 1,500 acres of combining for others, although not necessarily the same crops they planted. | READ MORE
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David MacTaggart from the University of Saskatchewan has been selected the winner of the 2017-2018 Excellence Award for Ag Students competition. 

Farm Management Canada and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs collected submissions from agricultural students across Canada. Students were asked to submit a multimedia presentation, a video, a Twitter chat, a blog or a Wiki, answering the question: "What aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should be addressed and amended in the current negotiations that will benefit Canada's agriculture sector?"

MacTaggart will receive a scholarship towards furthering his education in agriculture. You can view his video here

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