There is a very large mainstream interest in food and how it is produced. As a result, agriuculture practices have never been under so much scrutiny and inspection from the general public. Studies show that farming is a very trusted profession by the masses but there are still some highly critical opponents. In many ways agriculture is battling the perception of farming and ranching as a “back 40” sort of occupation. We have all seen the farmer portrayed in movies and TV with denim bib coveralls, a straw hat, and a few teeth missing. Farming is one of the most technologically advanced professions in the world and as an industry we need to communicate that more effectively. Famers use satellite imagery, blackberries, auto steer, and facilitate the use of genomic research.
Viterra held a "grand reopening" of its Pacific Terminal at the Port of Vancouver on Thursday, marking the completion of more than $100 million in upgrades to the facility. The enhancements will triple the terminal's handling capacity, giving it the ability to handle over 6 million metric tonnes annually, according to the Regina-based grain company…Read more »