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The Saskatchewan Pastures Program consists of approximately 780,000 acres located at 50 sites throughout the province....
DuPont Pioneer is pleased to announce that as part of its Full Belly! Full Mind! initiative that supports nutrition and breakfast programs across Canada, $5,000 has been donated to Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan....
The federal government passed Bill C-44, eliminating the tax exemption for insurers covering farming and fishing properties...
Forage producers across the prairies are being advised to keep a lookout for any problems with Alfalfa Weevils....
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is proud to endorse Idle No More’s “UNsettling Canada 150” Call to Action. As people across Canada are celebrating the 150th anniversary of confederation, the NFU is convinced that this is a crucial time to be addressing both the historical and ongoing dispossession of Indigenous peoples....
Manitoba's pork industry is calling for the federal government support, in the form of new programs and financial assistance, in its effort to contain a surge in the number of cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea....
The National Pork Producers Council says the duration antibiotics are prescribed to prevent or treat animal disease should be left in the hands of the veterinarian....
As a result, the Processing Vegetable Growers’ Alliance was formed to represent the interests of growers of the 14 different processing vegetables grown in Ontario, in the absence of OPVG....
Once you’ve tasted Ontario greenhouse cucumbers, you’re hooked. The taste and freshness are second to none, and when shoppers sample them, they become regular customers....
Crop Hail Model can simulate potential hail damage in crops...
Almost 90 percent of the U.S. soybean crop has emerged, according to the USDA...
It was a winning weekend for Canadian riders at the CDI 3* Cedar Valley, held June 16-18, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Riding Academy (RCRA) in Cedar Valley, ON...
Tropical Storm Cindy did not help the state's cotton crop that struggled with cool and wet weather all spring....
Fall armyworms plague many Mississippi pastures, lawns and sports fields, but vigilance and prompt treatment can limit their damage....
Memorial services will be held Sunday in Claresholm, Alta. for LeRoy Fjordbotten, the farmer and consultant who served as Alberta’s agriculture minister from 1982 to 1986. Fjordbotten, who died June 8, farmed northeast of Granum, about 60 km northwest of Lethbridge, and was a member of Flying Farmers of Alberta before running for the Progressive Conservatives in 1979 in the Macleod riding. Fjordbotten served as minister of agriculture from 1982 through to 1986 under then-premiers Peter Lougheed and Don Ge...
Ontario’s Farm Products Marketing Commission (OFPMC) is proposing a new governance structure for the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers, which has been without a board of directors since March. The commission last week released proposed amendments to provincial Regulations 441 and 400, which would set up an eight-member OPVG board with an OFPMC-appointed chair. The amendments are up for public comment until July 31. Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal dismissed the OPVG’s directors in March when an impasse...
CNS Canada — The falling price of crude oil is a bearish force weighing on many agricultural commodities, including canola, according to a Prairie market analyst. “Crude oil has been a driver of this weakness,” said Errol Anderson, president of ProMarket Communications in Calgary. In the past month, crude oil dropped roughly US$9 per barrel while canola fell C$28 a tonne. NYMEX’s August crude oil contract was valued May 23 at US$51.64 a barrel. By Friday morning, June 23, it was US$42.90. On May 23,...
Rio de Janeiro | Thomson Reuters Foundation — The owner of Burger King has pledged to eliminate deforestation from its supply chains by 2030 but scientists say the company is not moving fast enough to stop its hamburgers from destroying rainforests and the communities who depend on them. Restaurant Brands International, one of the world’s largest fast-food restaurant operators, has been criticized by activists for buying soy and beef from newly deforested land in Brazil and other South American countrie...
Reuters — A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Syngenta to pay US$217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved importing it. The verdict by a federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas, was announced by lawyers for the farmers, who blamed the Swiss company for causing catastrophic damage to them after Chinese officials began refusing U.S. corn shipments in 2013. Their case was the first to go to trial. Thousands of other c...
Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Friday, with support from buy stops and late-session short-covering before the afternoon’s U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly Cattle on Feed report, said traders. Analysts viewed the report as mildly bearish for live cattle futures on Monday due to May cattle placements that hit a 10-year high for the month, but were still fewer than some had expected. June, which will expire on June 30, closed 0.575 cent/lb. higher...
Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazil’s agriculture minister prepared to travel to the U.S. on Friday to fight a ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, which hit shares of local meatpackers and revived concerns about the image of the world’s largest beef exporter. “We will fight for this market!” said the minister, billionaire soy baron Blairo Maggi, in a message posted to social networks late on Thursday. He said corrective steps were already being taken to address the U.S. safety concerns. The U.S. Depa...
Chicago | Reuters –– MGEX spring wheat futures jumped to a 2-1/2-year high on Friday and Chicago Board of Trade corn futures dipped to a six-month low in technically driven trade amid an outlook for generally favourable U.S. crop weather, traders said. Soybean futures touched the lowest levels in more than a year before paring losses as dealers squared positions ahead of the weekend and a U.S. Department of Agriculture quarterly stocks and U.S. acreage report due on June 30. Spring wheat futures gained ...
Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meatSAO PAULO - Brazil's agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country.Blairo Maggi's posted social media comments on his trip and the ban late Thursday, hours after U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced in a statement the immediate suspension of all Brazilian fresh beef imports because of safety concerns.The U.S. statement said suspension will remain in ...
Italian farmers alarmed as dry spell prompts water rationingROME - Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather — and authorities are now rationing water and declaring a state of emergency in some areas.Milk levels are down 20 per cent because cows are too hot to eat. Prosciutto and parmesan production is similarly at risk because animals in Parma are sweltering and the Po River that irrigates the area is 1.5 metres (5 feet) ...
Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suitKANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favouring four Kansas farmers representing roughly 7,300 growers from that state in what served as the first test case of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits assailing Syngenta's decision to introduce its Viptera seed s...
Brad Wall to meet with western U.S. governorsREGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he'll be reiterating a message about the importance of free trade when he attends a meeting of governors from western states.Wall says in a news release that his message next week will be the same one he delivered earlier this year in Iowa and Washington, D.C. — that Canada and the United States have both benefited greatly from liberalized trade.He says any renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement mus...
(Reuters) — A U.S. jury has ordered Syngenta AG to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved importing it. Today’s verdict by a federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas, was announced by lawyers for the farmers, who blamed the Swiss company for causing catastrophic damage to them after Chinese officials began refusing U.S. corn shipments in 2013. Their case was the first to go to trial. Thousands of othe...
Prairie growers should be checking their alfalfa fields for alfalfa weevils as soon as possible, say forage experts in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. If weevil larvae numbers are high, the alfalfa crop should be cut immediately, weather permitting. If that’s not possible, growers should consider a pesticide application. “There are many alfalfa fields where if it’s not hayed or sprayed, very soon, there will be quite significant damage,” said Lorne Klein, Saskatchewan Agriculture’s forage specialist in...
It’s the final day of Canada’s Farm Progress Show for 2017 and organizers are celebrating Heritage Day in honour of the 40th anniversary. A team of Clydesdales will lead the antique tractor parade around the grounds today, winding through the latest innovations in farm equipment at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rain and wind yesterday resulted in an attendance drop year-over-year of about 2,000 people but was still strong at 14,500. You can follow all our Canada’s Farm Progress Show coverage here. A Thursday hig...
On a previous program, Kelly Turkington, research scientist with Agriculture Canada, discussed how fusarium head blight is driven by weather conditions....
With the recent rainfall across the province in the past week, crop development has improved. The warm and wet weather was welcomed in areas that were experiencing moisture stress....
About 200 people attended the second annual CanolaPALOOZA event held Thursday in Portage la Prairie....
Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives (MBFI) hosted a tour Thursday at its First Street Pasture Site near Brandon....
Canada's Farm Progress Show opened Wednesday with attendance on par with 2016 numbers. The show's first-ever Women in Ag theme day honoured and recognized the much greater role women are playing in agriculture today....
The second day of Canada's Farm Progress Show on Thursday paid tribute to young farmers in Saskatchewan. Attendance was strong but down slightly compared to 2016 given the rainy and windy weather....
One of Canada’s fastest growing grain companies has added another piece to its national network of elevators and export terminals. G3 Canada officially opened a new export terminal at the Port of Hamilton in southern Ontario this week. The 50,000 tonne facility will consist of steel storage bins and primarily handle grain and oilseed crops that are produced in Ontario, with the majority of inbound grain to be delivered by truck. The terminal will also have the capacity to serve as a transfer terminal for ...
2017 marks over 30 years of pesticide safety education for Ontario vendors and growers....