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23 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Governments Enhance Crop Insurance
CANADA - Alberta producers will have more crop insurance options to protect against losses caused by weather-related disasters in 2012. ...
22 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Government of Canada Invests in Green Agriculture Research
CANADA - Canadian farmers will have the opportunity to increase their profits while improving the environment with the support of the Government of Canada....
20 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Govt of Canada Celebrates Ontario Grain Industry's Success
CANADA - Grain farmers in Ontario will continue to help drive economic growth with the support of the Government of Canada. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture Pierre Lemieux,...
Crop Industry News from Canada Govt Paves Way for First Commercial Shipment of Alfalfa to China
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz yesterday marked the first ever commercial shipment of Canadian alfalfa hay to enter the lucrative Chinese market. Canada gained market access for this...
13 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Helping Farmers Boost Soybean Exports
CANADA - The Government of Canada is supporting the development of new international markets for Canadian soybean farmers, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today. An investment of more...
07 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada New Technology Offers Barley Digestible Energy Analysis
CANADA - A new Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy calibration is providing barley growers and their customers a quick and accurate analysis of the digestible energy content of barley....
06 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Cargill Becomes First Grain Handler to Enter Strategic Alliance with CWB
CANADA - Cargill has announced they have entered into a strategic alliance with the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) - making Cargill the first grain handler in Canada to enable the CWB to offer its...
28 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Govt Creates Opportunities for Use of Agricultural Biomass
CANADA - Thanks to an investment by the Canadian government, Canadian producers will have access to new business opportunities for agricultural biomass. Yesterday, Christian Paradis, Minister...
22 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Cargill to Close Manitoba Grain Elevator and Crop Facility
CANADA - Cargill Limited yesterday announced that it is ceasing production at its Winnipeg East facility effective March 1, 2012. ...
21 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Reports Point to Strong Showing for Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - Two new reports point to another prosperous year for farmers in 2011 and a positive outlook for 2012. The positive economic news is contained in reports released yesterday by Agriculture...
16 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Agworks Merges to form Sevita International
CANADA - In a move to bring the full Identity Preserved soybean value chain together, PRO Seeds Marketing, Hendrick Seeds, Hendrick AgriFoods and Agworks announced today that the companies have...
09 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Research to Open Canadian Canola Exports to China
CANADA & CHINA - Meeting this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao agreed on joint research that aims to create a stable trading environment with China for Canadian...
02 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Greater Rural-Urban Interaction Encouraged to Address Food Related Challenges
CANADA - A professor with Canadian Mennonite University is encouraging greater communication among rural and urban populations as a means of addressing conflict related to food production....
01 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Impacts of Ethanol Policies on Livestock Industry
CANADA - A study from the George Morris Centre demonstrates that the growth of ethanol production in Canada has had negative economic consequences for the livestock industry. ...
30 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Hairy Hill Biorefinery Continues Development
CANADA - Construction has begun on the Hairy Hill biorefinery in Canada which is to turn farmers' grain into ethanol whilst at the same time producing power for the grid....
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Crop Producers Optimism at All Time High
CANADA - Optimism among crop producers has never been higher than it is now. Eight in ten crop producers (82 per cent) agree that their farm or business will be better off five years from...
25 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada CWB Creating New Programmes for a New Era
CANADA - The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) will offer farmers a full portfolio of grain-marketing programs in the 2012-13 crop year, including pooling options, futures contracts and cash prices. ...
17 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Wheat Midge Resistance: Most Significant Recent Advancement in Wheat Breeding Research
CANADA - A research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says the development of new wheat varieties resistant to insect damage has been the most significant recent advancement within...
13 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada US Government Wheat Breeding Research Helps Build $5 Billion Industry
CANADA - A research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says wheat breeding programs initiated by the federal government have helped build a multi-billion dollar industry....
03 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Canada Economic, Environmental Benefits from Greenhouse Gas Research
CANADA - The Regional Federal Minister for Manitoba says research being conducted by the University of Manitoba will help Canada meet its international greenhouse gas reduction commitments while...
23 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Comments Requested On On-Farm Energy Creation
CANADA - The Ministry of Agriculture is inviting British Columbians to contribute to the development of two bylaw standards related to the creation of on-farm energy. ...
16 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada CWB Directors Ask Courts to Halt Federal Bill, Restore Farmers' Right to Vote
CANADA - Farmer-elected directors of the Canadian Wheat Board announced this that they have launched legal action to stop implementation of illegal federal legislation, introduced without the...
08 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada More Wheat and Canola in Canada, Less Corn and Soybean
CANADA - Canadian grain producers harvested more canola and wheat this year than last, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday in its third and final estimates of this year's Canadian crop. Barley...
07 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Government Broke Law By Denying Farmer Vote on Canadian Wheat Board
CANADA - The chair of the CWB's farmer-controlled board of directors is calling on the federal government to respect today's federal court ruling that the Minister for the CWB acted illegally...
29 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Positive Outlook For Crop, Meat & Dairy Producers
CANADA - Alberta producers are benefiting from a good growing season and higher beef, poultry, pork and dairy prices. The 2011 results show a positive outlook for many producers....
Crop Industry News from Canada Farmers Closer to Much-Deserved Marketing Freedom
CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was joined by Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud and Alberta Agriculture Minister Evan Berger yesterday to welcome Third Reading...
24 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Govt Increases Opportunities for Grain Industry
CANADA - Grain farmers and the entire grain industry reaped the rewards of added market opportunities and competition, said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz at the 2011 Grain Industry Symposium...
22 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Thrives on Pulse Stubble
CANADA - New research is showing that a previously discouraged rotation may actually outperform canola on cereal stubble. Just one year into the study, the work is filling the research gap on...
21 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada WTO COOL Ruling Applauded
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Stan Struthers has welcomed the ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued this morning stating country of origin...
16 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Meal Inclusion in Reformulation of Rations
CANADA - A swine nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatoon says producers who boost the inclusion of canola meal in swine rations will need to adjust their formulations to account...
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