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20 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Move Forward on Wheat, Barley Market Freedom
CANADA - The Harper Government is moving forward on its long-standing commitment to give Western Canadian wheat and barley farmers marketing freedom....
11 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada's New Food Safety Bill Expect to Open Export Markets
CANADA - The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) welcomed the introduction of the Safe Food for Canadians Act that will strengthen Canada's food safety system. ...
06 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Alberta Promotes Forage, Beef and Canola in UAE
CANADA - In May 2012, an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development delegation visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to meet with key buyers of forage products, beef and canola oil, and to research...
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Organic Research Centre Receives C$13 Million Funding
CANADA - Senator Ghislain Maltais, on behalf of Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State has announced a financial contribution of C$13,132,343 for the creation of a new...
05 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Winter Wheat Development Ahead of Normal
CANADA - The executive manager of Winter Cereals Canada expects this year's winter wheat harvest to be underway by the third week of July, reports University News. ...
04 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Prairie Winter Wheat Crop in Excellent Condition
CANADA - The Executive Manager of Winter Cereals Canada reports this year's winter wheat crops are already developing heads and are in excellent condition heading toward harvest, Bruce Cochrane...
31 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Day Marks Importance of Honey Bee to B.C. Agriculture
CANADA - It has been estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is the result of and dependent on pollination by honey bees....
30 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Alberta Sugar Beet Crop off to a Good Start
CANADA - Andrew Llewlyn-Jones, Lantic Sugar in Taber, says growers got their seeds in the ground in mid-April, on par for the average start time each year....
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Strengthens Japan Trade Relations
CANADA - Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, has returned from Japan, where he worked to strengthen Canada's agriculture and trade ties while promoting the...
29 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Grows Market for Soybean Producers
CANADA - A new processing technology will create jobs and help soybean producers get their products into new global markets with the support of the Harper Government. ...
Crop Industry News from Canada Lyle Stewart Named Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister
CANADA - Saskatchewan's new minister of agriculture says value added processing, increased irrigation and completion of the work started by his predecessor will be among his thrusts moving forward....
28 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Government Help Gluten-free Grain Development
CANADA - The Harper Government is helping to boost the availability of gluten-free foods to meet growing market demand. Member of Parliament Ron Cannan (Kelowna-Lake Country), on behalf of Agriculture...
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Food Inspection Agency to Focus on Fertiliser Safety
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) fertiliser and supplement activities will concentrate on verifying that products are safe for humans, plants, animals and the Canadian environment....
25 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada 12 Tips for Better Spraying Results
CANADA - Growers have two key considerations when it comes to spraying — good coverage and drift management. A fine mist spray may provide better coverage of the target area, but this mist...
24 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Invests in Green Agriculture Research
CANADA - Canadian farmers will have the opportunity to increase their profits while mitigating their impact on the environment with the support of the Harper Government. Member of Parliament...
23 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Moisture Expected to be Key Factor Influencing Yield Potential
CANADA - A plant science instructor with the University of Manitoba suggests the biggest factor that could limit yield potential in Manitoba this year will be the availability of moisture....
Crop Industry News from Canada Marketing Freedom Train on Track to Boost Research, Innovation
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced that a new producer check-off will be set up to support vital research, market development and technical assistance for the western Canadian...
21 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Fall-Seeded Cereals Looking Better than Ever in Manitoba
CANADA - A plant science instructor with the University of Manitoba reports fall-seeded cereal crops have never looked better in Manitoba....
16 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Seeded Area Forecast at a Record High
CANADA - USDA estimates 2012/13 Canada canola area at 8.05 million hectares, up 0.58 million or up 8 per cent from last year. Statistics Canada’s 2012 March Intentions of Principal Field Crop...
15 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada: Watch for Flea Beetles This Spring
CANADA - Once canola starts to emerge, start scouting for flea beetles. Flea beetles are now very active and present in emerged canola. Canola will emerge quickly with forecast temperatures...
08 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada New Market Opportunities for Canadian Oat Farmers
CANADA - A new technology developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists and put in practice by Edmonton-based biotechnology company Ceapro Inc. will help open new market opportunities...
07 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Environmental Concerns, Gas Prices Raise Interest in Cellulosic Ethanol
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says concerns over the environment and rising fuel costs are stimulating increased interest in the use of cellulosic ethanol as an alternative...
30 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada New Fusarium Resistant Winter Wheat on the Horizon
CANADA - The executive manager of Winter Cereals Canada expects a new fusarium resistant variety of winter wheat to be available to farmers in 2013....
19 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Record Canola Production Forecast for Canada
CANADA - The expectation that Canadian farmers will again seed a record amount of canola in 2012/2013 is forecast to boost Canada's total oilseed production (canola, soybeans and sunflowers)...
17 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Corn Ethanol Production Hits Plateau
CANADA - Corn-based ethanol's dream days are over, says the chief economist of the US Department of Agriculture, writes Tom Button for Grainews....
13 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Warm Weather Allows Early Planting, but Moisture Needed
CANADA - A plant science instructor with the University of Manitoba reports unusually warm spring weather is offering an early start to planting but moisture will be needed....
12 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Wheat, Barley, Oats, Corn Production Forecast Up in 2012/13
CANADA - 2012-2013 heralds a new era of wheat and barley marketing for western Canadian grain producers....
28 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada New Rules Help Farmers and Canadian Seed Industry
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has amended the Seeds Regulations to provide greater consistency for how seed blends created to manage pests are labelled, tagged and graded. This...
26 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Abnormally Early Spring Melt Offers Opportunity to Plant Early
CANADA - A plant science instructor with the University of Manitoba is encouraging farmers to take advantage of this year's early spring melt by planting some of their more cold tolerant, less...
23 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Looks to Secure Trade
CANADA - This week, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz spoke at an international meeting of industry and government officials working to make sure consumers have more dependable access to food and...
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