Ontario Growing More Opportunities for Local Food in Public Sector Organizations
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:43:38 GMT
Ontario is encouraging public sector organizations to use more locally grown and produced food by delivering on the commitment to support the province's agri-food sector.
Poultry industry must eliminate salmonella
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:55:59 GMT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is changing course, forcing poultry processors to eliminate salmonella bacteria in raw and frozen chicken products.
Mobile business solution makes traceability easier, more affordable for farmers
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:10 GMT
New data capture technology is making traceability and food safety risk management easier for Canadian beef, dairy, bison, goat and sheep farmers.
G3 Canada Ltd to expand into Alberta, continue growth in Saskatchewan
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:43:34 GMT
G3 Canada Limited (G3) announced plans today to build two new facilities including its first primary elevator in Alberta, and further expand its grain origination network in Saskatchewan.
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation new CEO
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:38:36 GMT
Steve Blakely is the new Chief Executive Officer of Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. Blakely brings in excess of 40 years of financial industry experience to the position, including roles of president and CEO of Servus Credit Union and president and CEO of Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Alberta.
Barley Market Update
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:35:15 GMT
First off today, a barley market update. Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, says feed barley prices have been stronger this winter than last. He dropped by the studio to talk about the facts that have contributed to higher prices.
2016 Census of Agriculture Farm Types
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:34:18 GMT
Next we hear about specific farm types in Alberta and Canada from the 2016 Census of Agriculture. Austin Leitch, research analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, has done other profiles from the census and joins us in studio today to talk specifically about farm types.
Pre-Applications For 2018-19 Cash Advance Payment Program Now Being Accepted
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:29:39 GMT
Farmers and Ranchers who may need a little extra financial help can access funds through the federal government’s 2018-2019 Cash Advance Payments Program.
Monsanto Offering Scholarships
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:27:57 GMT
The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is offering graduating grade 12 high school students the opportunity to secure one of 65 entrance scholarships valued at $1,500 to help fund their post-secondary education in an agriculture or food-related field of study.
Proposed bill exempts American farmers from federal emissions reporting
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:15:41 GMT
A bill to exempt farmers from reporting emissions to the U.S. Coast Guard was introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday.
Manitoba celebrates Agriculture Awareness Day With A Focus On Youth, Careers in Agriculture
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:14:54 GMT
Sixty high school students from the Pembina Trails School Division joined Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler today at Fort Richmond Collegiate to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Day and learn more about exciting careers available in the agriculture industry.
Spring has sprung on Ontario farms
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:11:58 GMT
Planting and calving are signs of spring, according to some Ontario producers
Minister MacAulay meets with representatives from the grain sector to discuss rail backlog
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:09:36 GMT
Canada’s shippers, producers, and trading partners must have confidence and certainty that railways have the capacity to get their products to market as efficiently and quickly as possible.
Trade Mission to Japan Reveals Japanese Appreciation of Canadian Pork
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:54:31 GMT
An Executive Member of Manitoba Pork's Board of Directors says it took a visit to Japan to understand how much his customers appreciate the product he produces.
AAFC researcher solves milk production mystery with sows
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:33:31 GMT
Swine producers could improve piglet growth rates in their operations, thanks to new research from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
GROW Act Strengthens Conservation Programs
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:27:14 GMT
Late last week, Iowa’s Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as well as Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) introduced the Give our Resources the Opportunity to Work, or GROW, Act (S. 2557)
Dairy Industry Advocates For NAFTA’s Preservation & Modernization
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:23:27 GMT
NAFTA Partner Countries Are Major Markets For U.S. Dairy
S.D. Farmers Union Foundation Supports Future of Agriculture with Scholarship
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:20:46 GMT
Improving the entire rural landscape through research that enables farmers to take a holistic approach to field management is the bold vision that drives Mike Bredeson, a South Dakota State University doctorate student and the recipient of the $2,500 South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship
Time to Re-Visit Drought Plans for the Ranch: March 2018 Update
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:02:35 GMT
The recently released United States Drought Monitor map (Figure 1) indicates that Western and Central South Dakota still remain in severe drought conditions to abnormally dry conditions (Figure 2)
Start Farming: Finding Our Customers
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:56:18 GMT
Some retail farm markets would like everyone to be their customer, but that is not likely or even practical.
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