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23 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Harvest Well Underway
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture reports, despite the slow start to this year's growing season, the majority of the province's farmers are satisfied with the development of this...
Crop Industry News from Canada Investment for Quebec’s Initiatives in Ag and Agri-Food Sector
CANADA - Gerry Ritz, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and François Gendron, Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, announced the launch of Growing...
21 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Ag Minister Challenges 4-H Youth to Tackle Food Scarcity
CANADA - Canada's next generation of farmers and producers will benefit from continued support from the Harper Government. ...
15 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Top 10: Reasons You Should Wait to Swath Canola
CANADA - The Canola Council of Canada counts down the top 10 reasons that you should wait to swath. ...
14 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Variable Precipitation Patterns Across Alberta
CANADA - During the first week in August, precipitation patterns across the agricultural areas of Alberta have been highly variable....
13 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Dry Weather Blamed for Reduced Western Canadian Winter Cereals
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada blames the extremely dry weather last fall for the low survivability of this year's fall seeded cereal crops....
06 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Program Will Help Farmers Advance Services on Agricultural Landscape
CANADA - Manitoba farmers and agriculture industry members now have more opportunities to work with conservation districts to enhance our province's ecology, including improve the health of Lake...
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Celebrates Success of Wheat and Barley Check-Offs
CANADA - Ted Menzies, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, highlighted the success of wheat and barley check-offs over the past year....
01 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Farmers Should Explore Options When Addressing Excess Phosphorus
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says farmers contending with excess phosphorus now have a range of options, Bruce Cochrane writes....
31 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Flood Resources for Agricultural Producers
CANADA - As Albertans continue to recover from the worst flooding in our province’s history, the Government of Alberta has been providing resources to help affected Albertans and their communities...
29 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Supports Agriculture Innovation, Competition
CANADA - The governments of Canada and British Columbia have renewed a program to support the BC agri-food industry’s efforts to increase its competitiveness and sustainability, federal Agriculture...
25 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Investment in Research for Canada's Canola Sector
CANADA - Canadian canola growers will benefit from a substantial new investment in research and innovation by the Harper Government. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced a Growing Forward...
24 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Increased Crop Yields Help Improve Phosphorus Balance
CANADA - New research suggests improved efficiency in livestock production and increased crops yields are helping improve the phosphorus balance in rural Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Research Shows Soil Phosphorus Levels in Balance
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative shows, in the majority of Manitoba's rural municipalities, levels of phosphorus in the soil are in...
15 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Higher Cereal Grain, Oilseed Acres Reported at Expense of Special Crops
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB reports, despite this year's late start to spring seeding, the majority of prairie farmers were able to get the crops they wanted to grow planted,...
11 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Invests in Barley Industry Growth
CANADA - Barley farmers will benefit from key investments in science and innovation that will improve the competitiveness of the barley sector, with the support of the Harper Government. ...
10 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Hot Weather Speeds Prairie Crop Development
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB reports hot weather over the past week has been just what was needed to speed along crop development, Bruce Cochrane writes....
05 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Ethanol Production to Increase in 2013
CANADA - Since December 15, 2010, Canada has had a federal mandate requiring five per cent of the national gasoline pool to be renewable (ethanol). In addition, many provinces have equivalent...
27 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Stacking Agronomic Practices to Maximize Wheat Yield
CANADA - A new research study, which aims to determine the synergistic benefits of stacking agronomic practices, could increase yields and profitability for Alberta wheat producers. ...
18 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Alberta Farmers Hope Crops Avoid Hail Damage This Year
CANADA - As crops start to grow and another hail season begins, farmers across Alberta are hoping to be spared from the kind of record hail damage that battered crops in every part of the province...
Crop Industry News from Canada Growing Forward 2 Paves Way for Risk Management Initiatives
CANADA - Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Pierre Lemieux, has announced up to C$15 million for the launch of a new Growing Forward 2 program to encourage the development and adoption...
11 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Lists US Products for Retailiation of COOL Dispute
CANADA - The Canadian Government has published a list of products imported from the US that could be targeted for retaliatory action because of the US failure to comply with the World Trade Organisations...
10 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Alberta Wheat Commission Launches New Growing Guide for Winter Wheat
CANADA - The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has released the Winter Wheat Production Manual, a project originally spear-headed by the former Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission but handed...
05 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada AC Emerson Expected to Displace CDC Falcon as Predominant Canada Western Red Winter Wheat
CANADA - A winter wheat breeder with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada expects prairie farmers to look at AC Emerson, a new fusarium head blight resistant red winter wheat, as a suitable replacement...
Crop Industry News from Canada Alfalfa Toxicity Affects Seedling Emergence and Growth
CANADA - Alfalfa toxicity is a problem that can affect both seedling emergence and growth. Studies have shown yield reductions when alfalfa has been seeded after alfalfa, with no break in between....
29 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Basis Signals for Canada's Canola Marketers
CANADA - Canola producers, particularly those with canola in storage, follow canola cash prices closely. However, not all canola producers track the difference between the cash price and the...
Crop Industry News from Canada Fusarium Resistant Wheats Expected to Benefit Prairie Pork Producers
CANADA - A swine nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre says the introduction of new fusarium resistant varieties of wheat will be of particular benefit to western Canada's pork producers....
28 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Cropping Alternatives Crop Budgeting Tool Available Online
CANADA - The 2013 Cropping Alternatives crop budgets are available from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, to help with any last minute changes to crop plans that may be influencing seeding...
23 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Strong Demand Anticipated for 2013 Western Canadian Winter Wheat Crop
CANADA - The executive manager of Winter Cereals Canada expects a strong demand this year in the United States for winter wheat grown in western Canada....
22 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Strong Demand Anticipated for 2013 Western Canadian Winter Wheat Crop
CANADA - The executive manager of Winter Cereals Canada expects a strong demand this year in the United States for winter wheat grown in western Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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