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Canadian Canola sector focuses on wilt

Canadian Canola sector focuses on wilt

The Canadian canola industry is focused on a collaborative approach to evaluate prevalence and develop a management strategy for verticillium wilt.
Canpotex signs MOU with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. (Sinofert) of big sale

Canpotex signs MOU with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. (Sinofert) of big sale

Canpotex Limited (Canpotex) has entered into a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. (Sinofert) to supply a minimum of 1.

Politics muck up a free market

Everybody talks about free trade as something which we should aspire to. It is felt, at least by many, that unfettered trade would mean those who do the best job of production will prevail and supply those wanting products.
Help for livestock producers

Help for livestock producers

Livestock producers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, who faced forage shortfalls due to extreme weather events over the past year, will be allowed to defer tax on their cattle sales for 2014.

Have we lost our food roots?

Strange things continue to inspire thoughts of farming for me. A couple of nights before the old year turned to the new I was watching Jeopardy.
Natural Gas consumption record

Natural Gas consumption record

A new record for daily natural gas consumption in the province was set this week due to the extreme cold temperatures over the weekend, along with high natural gas consumption and new customer growth.
A look at needed farm skills

A look at needed farm skills

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has initiated a research project to identify and validate four critical roles that span all commodities within agriculture to clarify skill requirements and assist stakeholders in addressing th
Developing seabuckthorn market

Developing seabuckthorn market

An attractive shrub bearing fingers of golden fruits, Seabuckthorn has been grown in Canada primarily for its esthetic purposes and ability to block wind and help conserve soil.

Livestock remains important

As someone who grew up on a farm, and has covered the agriculture sector as a journalist for some 25 years, I have to say I find myself confused over the seeming wavering line between animal welfare and animal rights.

What’s your farm business strategy?

As 2014 draws to a close, many of us are giving thought to our New Year’s resolutions and the goals we are setting for ourselves in 2015.