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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.
Retired ranchers embrace lake life

Retired ranchers embrace lake life

Saskatchewan producers spent time finding a young couple to take over their operation when they were ready to retire.
House agriculture committee starts session with new chair

House agriculture committee starts session with new chair

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food has begun its session with a new chair.
Federal program focuses on ag communication

Federal program focuses on ag communication

The AgriCommunication Initiative is intended to help farmers share their stories with the public to increase awareness.
Pet boom increases pulse demand

Pet boom increases pulse demand

Pet food manufacturers in the United States are buying more pulses from Canada as more people buy pets during COVID.