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17 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Wheat, Canola in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
01 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Researchers Strive to Match Winter Hardiness of Winter Wheat to that of Fall Rye
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says genetic research holds out the hope for the development of winter wheat varieties that are as winter hardy as fall rye....
28 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada’s Bees Thrive: Public Needs Facts, Not Fear
CANADA - Popular media outlets in Canada are filled with stories about the imminent decline of honeybees and the calls by some beekeepers to ban the pesticides — called neonicotinoids — which...
25 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Road Weight Restrictions Relaxed for Grain Shipments
CANADA - The Manitoba government is making a special one-time amendment to spring weight restriction policy on provincial roads that will enable famers to be nimble and react quickly to changes...
13 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada-Korea Trade Agreement Good News for Fisheries, Agriculture
CANADA - Canada and the Republic of Korea have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that will significantly boost trade and investment ties between the two countries, creating...
28 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Alberta Farmers Learn About New Crop Options, Weed Resistance
CANADA - At the recent Agronomy Update conference held in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, farmers heard presentations on crop pests, weed control, soil fertility, new crop options, grain storage and...
18 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Study Assesses Environmental Impact of Ontario Corn Production
CANADA - Researchers at the University of Guelph examined the energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with corn production in Ontario....
14 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Farmers Encouraged to Tell Their Stories Online
CANADA - The producer of farmNwife.com is encouraging farmers to consider telling their stories online, writes Bruce Cochrane....
30 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Port Congestion Shrinks Canada Wheat Crop
CANADA - Canada is forecasting a much smaller wheat crop next season because it can't move last season's harvest....
16 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Governments Invest C$7 Million into Crop Research
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart and Member of Parliament Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, has announced nearly...
15 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Winter Cereal Crops Well Protected by Snow Cover
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada and the Saskatchewan Winter Cereal Development Commission reports, despite the recent cold snap, the majority of winter cereal crops planted...
13 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Bold Targets for Canada's Canola Sector
CANADA - The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has announced a new 10-year plan to capitalize on the world’s growing appetite for healthier oils and protein....
Crop Industry News from Canada New Canola Meal Website, Canolamazing.com, Launched
The Canola Council of Canada has launched of Canolamazing.com, a new website showcasing the facts and firsthand accounts of using canola meal....
10 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Support for Canada Canola Sector’s Strategic Vision
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has expressed the Government’s support for the Canola Council of Canada’s new strategy to expand production and grow markets....
09 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Boosts Winter Wheat Research
CANADA - Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux announced an investment of up to C$422,000 to the Ontario Cereal Industry Research Council (OCIRC) to research winter wheat gluten quality....
Crop Industry News from Canada Help for Food Processors to Reach Export Markets
CANADA - On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell) and Member of Parliament Chungsen Leung (Willowdale) announced today...
02 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Record Year for Canadian Farmers
CANADA - With record high yields this year, overall grain production in Canada is well ahead of last year’s crop....
31 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Program Supports Economic Development in Ag Sectors
CANADA - Under Growing Forward 2, Canada and Manitoba are partnering to fund a new program, Growing Adaptation, which will help farmers and food processors build water infrastructure and prepare...
24 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Web-based AgPal Provides Agriculture Industry with Program Information
CANADA - Farmers, agribusinesses and others involved in the agriculture industry can link directly to programs and services offered by the Department of Natural Resources Agrifoods Development...
Crop Industry News from Canada Growing Adaptation Program to Fund Water Infrastructure Projects
CANADA - Under Growing Forward 2, Canada and Manitoba are partnering to fund a new program, Growing Adaptation, which will help farmers and food processors build water infrastructure and prepare...
23 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Company RSB Certification for Oilseed Crop
CANADA - PGF Biofuels, in conjunction with Paterson Grain, has become the first Canadian organisation to receive Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification....
Crop Industry News from Canada Cargill Increasing Rail and Grain Handling Capacity in Alberta
CANADA - Cargill has announced that construction has begun to expand storage and rail at its Viking, AB grain handling facility. ...
20 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Gov't Creates Export Opportunities for Canadian Soy Industry
CANADA - The Canadian soybean industry will tap new export markets with the support of the Harper Government. Member of Parliament Bev Shipley (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex), on behalf of Agriculture...
19 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Investment to Strengthen Food Safety Standards
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry will benefit from an enhanced food safety audit system that will increase consistency throughout the sector, with the help of an investment from the...
Crop Industry News from Canada Abundant Snow Cover Offers Protection for Winter Wheat Crops
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says abundant snow cover in much of Saskatchewan and Manitoba should provide the protection necessary to allow cereal crops planted last...
17 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada to Ship Pork, Beef and Beans to Colombia
CANADA – A free trade agreement between Colombia and Canada has regulated quotas on the import of pork, beef and beans....
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada, BC Fund Agrifood Innovation & Sustainability
CANADA - The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing more than C$2 million in agricultural projects that support business development, innovation, food safety, and sustainability....
13 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Pledges Support for Agricultural Sector Growth
CANADA - The Government of Canada introduced a new bill that will stimulate investment and innovation in Canada’s agriculture sector and give Canadian farmers more tools to compete and thrive...
10 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Winter Wheat Acreage Higher this Year in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Lower in Manitoba
CANADA - Winter Cereals Canada reports the number of acres of seeded to winter wheat last fall across the Canadian prairies was about the same as the previous year but the distribution has changed,...
06 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Support for Canadian Grain Industry
CANADA - The Government of Canada is making strategic investments in market development that will help Canadian grain growers access new global markets and increase sales abroad. ...
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