Agriculture in the modern age is changing rapidly. Rising global population and shifting trade policies affect the pricing, supply chain, and delivery of food products. Meanwhile, consumer preferences, especially in western countries, are shifting toward organic and sustainably-produced products and produce that require more attention, data, and labour. These growing and changing demands need to…
In honour of thanksgiving, the RealAgriculture team spent some time listing a few of the things we’re grateful for. Did we get your favourites? Feel free to add more in the comments. We wish you and yours a great holiday weekend! In no particular order, here’s what we’re grateful for: Hot coffee, shared with a loved one A safe country…
In honour of thanksgiving, the RealAgriculture team spent some time listing a few of the things we’re grateful for. Did we get your favourites? Feel free to add more in the comments.
We wish you and yours a great holiday weekend!
In no particular order, here’s what we’re grateful for:
- Hot coffee, shared with a loved one
- A safe country in which to raise our families, with safe and accessible food
- A good joke or meme that makes you cry-laugh
- Opportunity and the energy to pursue it
- Respectful disagreements, that provide room to learn and grow
- The crackling of a wood stove on a cold day
- Feeling part of a strong, supportive community
- The smile that hits when the first few notes of a loved song play
- Quality science that guides and supports good decisions
- The intensity and magic of the stars on a quiet, rural night
- The foggy breath of livestock on a cold morning
- Friends who offer the safety we need to be honest
- Love, support, and understanding in the hard times
- The space to express ourselves
- The beauty of sunsets and sunrises
- The creak of an old saddle, and warmth of the horse beneath it
October 11th is World Egg Day, and come rain or shine — or even snow, Canadian farmers are out promoting the business of eggs. The special day was established at…
October 11th is World Egg Day, and come rain or shine — or even snow, Canadian farmers are out promoting the business of eggs.
The special day was established at the International Egg Commission conference held at Vienna back in 1996. The celebration occurs on the second Friday of October each year and is meant to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of eggs and the role they play feeding families across the globe.
This year, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) have brought on Chef Lynn Crawford to help share the benefits of eggs.
“Egg farmers across the country work year-round to provide us with access to amazing, delicious and nutritious eggs,” says chef Crawford. “I applaud the expertise and commitment of every Canadian egg farmer and I am proud to be able to showcase the important role eggs play in simple, everyday moments, like making a meal for my family. This World Egg Day, let’s honour our local egg farmers for their dedication in producing a quality ingredient used in kitchens across our country.”
To show your love of eggs, the EFC is asking those to take to social media and use the hashtag #WorldEggDay along with tagging them on Twitter, @eggsoeufs.
According to a news release, in 2018, it marked the 12th consecutive year that egg sales have grown. To match the demand, Canadian egg farmers produced more than 752 million dozen eggs.
Roger Pelissero, chair of EFC, says, “Canadians love eggs and egg farmers are passionate about delivering a steady supply of nutritious, made-in-Canada eggs.”
— Eric (@4dfarmsEric) October 11, 2019
The Quebec government has given $4.7 million in funding to Gestion AgrIA for development of a predictive and global monitoring technology, and for the company to research higher crop yields…
The Quebec government has given $4.7 million in funding to Gestion AgrIA for development of a predictive and global monitoring technology, and for the company to research higher crop yields achieved with less pollution. The money comes from the province’s Green Fund, where revenue comes mainly from the carbon market, with additional support from the government to help transition to a low carbon economy.
The non-profit organization is comprised of three partners including Hortau, Les Fermes Tri-Jardins, and Houblon des Jarrets Noirs.
The organization has been working since late 2017 in developing the first predictive and global monitoring tool for crop production in order to substantially boost yields and productivity while reducing inputs such as water, fertilizer, pesticides, and energy. According to a news release, the new, fully digital technology redefines the needs, diagnosis methods, and approaches used in agronomic interventions through real-time, continuous measurements and techniques from the field of artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning.
The made-in-Quebec tool also significantly reduces the inputs, pollution, and greenhouse gases for a given harvest volume. Hortau has been developing the approach since 2008, making it an Internet of Things (IoT) pioneer in the agricultural sector.
“Let’s remember that agriculture uses 40% of earth’s habitable land and 70% of its water resources,” says Jocelyn Boudreau, co-founder and CEO of Hortau.
Gestion AgrIA’s overall budget is $13 million and contributes to the broader Hortau project, which has a budget of $20 million.
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