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World food crisis prompts rise in child marriages: Canadian aid agencies

World food crisis prompts rise in child marriages: Canadian aid agencies

OTTAWA — The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies warn.
Nutrien names Ken Seitz president, CEO amid sweeping changes in agriculture markets

Nutrien names Ken Seitz president, CEO amid sweeping changes in agriculture markets

Saskatoon-based fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. has named Ken Seitz president and CEO following a months-long global talent search.
Producers think outside the box with cattle feed

Producers think outside the box with cattle feed

When times are tough, cattle learn to eat kochia.
Shattering design to release ahead of combine

Shattering design to release ahead of combine

New genetics provide pod-shatter-resistant canola variety.
Stock dogs put through their paces

Stock dogs put through their paces

Dogs have a natural need for leadership and look at the owner as an authority figure they trust.
Search for disease pathogens goes molecular

Search for disease pathogens goes molecular

Agriculture Canada scientists are developing biological assays that can be used to detect crop and livestock diseases.
An app for that: keeping track is key to keeping up in agronomy business or farm

An app for that: keeping track is key to keeping up in agronomy business or farm

Mapping and note-taking are the stock and trade for agrologists and large farms, but rapid record keeping can be onerous.
Opinion: Fertilizer use not the same as fertilizer emissions

Opinion: Fertilizer use not the same as fertilizer emissions

A 30 percent reduction in fertilizer emissions is not the same as a 30 percent ban on fertilizer use.
Prairie farmers adopt holistic farm management

Prairie farmers adopt holistic farm management

Holistic management places emphasis on family and relationships, as well as agriculture.
Discovery Farm works with technology incubator

Discovery Farm works with technology incubator

The 610-acre site Discovery Farm in Saskatchewan has become the western Canadian hub for demonstration research activities.