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Bio-economy needs workers

Bio-economy needs workers

A report from BioTalent Canada shows the labour market needs to recruit thousands.
Prairie precipitation predictions: right amounts at the wrong times

Prairie precipitation predictions: right amounts at the wrong times

A warmer climate over land increases drought severity.
EU farm policy could drastically affect international trade

EU farm policy could drastically affect international trade

World’s exporters and importers warned they would face significant adjustments if proposed policies are implemented.
Frostbite at calving time can have marketing implications

Frostbite at calving time can have marketing implications

Too-cold temperatures can cause long-term health consequences in new-born calves.
Seed quality looks good despite drought

Seed quality looks good despite drought

Germination and vigour scores have not been negatively affected in cereal crops, but mechanical damage is high in pulses.
Bio-stimulants remain land of ‘wild claims’

Bio-stimulants remain land of ‘wild claims’

Industry concerned about unverified promises and lack of independent data but confident ‘the riff raff will get sorted out.’
Trade cloud mars solid potato year

Trade cloud mars solid potato year

Prince Edward Island potatoe producers are still facing an export ban in addition to tough weather.
Railroads rebuild B.C. infrastructure: grain moves again

Railroads rebuild B.C. infrastructure: grain moves again

British Columbia’s Fraser Valley was hit hard by flooding that disrupted rail lines last month.
Pedigreed seed supplies run short following drought year

Pedigreed seed supplies run short following drought year

Yields are low but high grain prices are also luring larger than normal amounts of pedigreed seed into commercial system.
Feds increase funding to Hay West

Feds increase funding to Hay West

The Hay West program has recieved further federal funding for farmers impacted by the summer drought.