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DowDuPont merger approved by European Union
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:19:42 GMT
European Commission said Dow and DuPont must divest themselves of some portfolios
Pork Checkoff Tours the No. 1 Customer for U.S. Pork Exports
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:55:41 GMT
With Mexico’s hunger for U.S. pork continuing to grow, members of the National Pork Board spent March 13-18 in Mexico City building trade relations. The delegation invested its time immersing itself in Mexico, which is one of America’s most important export markets.
$16M donation to OIds College will create the Werklund Agriculture Institute
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:35:19 GMT
David Werklund wants tomorrow’s leaders to come from agriculture
Egg Farmers of Canada and NFACC announce revised Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Layers
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:36:56 GMT
New Code of Practice calls for more space for layers
Largest Personal Donation In Alberta Colleges History To Create Smart Agriculture Hub
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:16:36 GMT
Acclaimed Canadian entrepreneur, oilfield industry leader and dedicated philanthropist, David P. Werklund and his partner, Susan Norman, have gifted Olds College with $16M, the largest ever personal donation to an Alberta college or technical institution.
AgriSpirit Fund
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:12:21 GMT
Farm Credit Canada (FCC), is now accepting applications in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Microbiological Survey In Pork
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:10:07 GMT
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Food Safety Branch has begun a survey of E. coli O157:H7 in pork at provincially licensed abattoirs in Alberta.
AWC Warns Federal Government That Removing The Cash Ticket Deferral System Would Severely Hurt Farmers Income
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:05:53 GMT
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) warns the Federal Government that eliminating deferred cash purchase tickets for grain sales as outlined in the federal budget released last Wednesday would severely hurt farmers’ income.
Weekly Livestock Market Summary
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:56:45 GMT
First off, to the latest on the livestock markets.
Brandon Researcher Testing Commercial Viability Of Sweet Potatoes
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:49:25 GMT
A researcher at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon is testing whether it would be commercially viable to grow sweet potatoes in Manitoba.
Royal Manitoba 110th Winter Fair Underway In Brandon
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:47:25 GMT
Approximately 100,000 visitors are expected to pass through the gates this week at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon.
KAP President Surprised To See Agriculture Mentioned In Federal Budget
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:45:29 GMT
Keystone Agricultural Producers President Dan Mazier says he was surprised to see agriculture mentioned in last week's federal budget.
Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Offering Two $1,000 Scholarships In 2017
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:13:34 GMT
Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ (OYF) program is once again offering two $1,000 scholarships to Canadian agriculture students.
PEI Beef Processing Plant Focused On Growth
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:10:39 GMT
Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Beef Products (ABP) is on its way to a record year, slaughtering 21% more cattle than in previous years and seeing sales outside of the Maritimes surpass 20%
GF2 Sharing On-Farm Success – Vicki’s Veggies and Leisure Farms
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:08:11 GMT
Through cost-share funding opportunities with Growing Forward 2, farmers are tackling projects to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage risks. Check out the latest videos in our series of GF2 Success stories!!
Ontario Beekeepers Tell the House Bees are Still Threatened
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:05:55 GMT
In a letter to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food Hearing on Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposal to phase out the main uses of imidacloprid, the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association warned committee members that the threat to Ontario bees and the Ontario beekeeping industry from neonicotinoid pesticides like Imidacloprid continues despite the initiation of legislation in Ontario.
Improved Communication with Public and Media Top Priority for Agriculture
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:56:36 GMT
The Chair of Manitoba Pork says improved communication with the public and with the media has become a top priority within the Canadian pork industry.
New Cotton Technologies Add To Grower Responsibilities
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:33:57 GMT
From a cotton farming standpoint, it may be more important now than ever to know your surroundings, said a pair of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists at Lubbock.
March 7 Wildfire Impacts In Oklahoma Exceed $16 Million
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:33:56 GMT
The numbers have been crunched: the March 7 wildfires that ravaged parts of Beaver, Harper and Woodward counties had an economic impact exceeding $16 million.
Wheat Growers Struggle To Find Positive News
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:30:00 GMT
Despite almost everything working against this year's winter wheat, benefits remain on the fields growers managed to plant after last fall’s drought.
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