What’s old is new again, or at least as relevant as ever when it comes to managing herbicide resistant weeds. Research led by Charles Geddes, weed scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Lethbridge, shows cultural practices — tighter row spacing, higher seeding rates, and longer crop rotations — can be just as effective as… Read More

“If I’d give any advice, I’d say don’t be afraid to ask questions…don’t ask a question because you know the answer. Ask a question because you genuinely want to know, and get their opinion and get their advice. And when you ask that question, when you explore that curiosity, you’re wiser, and the folks who… Read More

Bill C-234 — the private member’s bill that would remove the federal carbon tax from natural gas and propane used on farms — received final approval at third reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday. The bill passed with a 176-146 vote, as Conservative, New Democrat, Bloc Quebecois, and Green Party MPs voted in… Read More

After receiving backlash to a proposed voluntary code of practice for grain production, dubbed “Responsible Grain,” in 2021, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) has gone back to the drawing board and is nearing completion of a new yet-to-be-named document that is supposed to highlight the sustainable practices used on Canadian farms. Consultations are… Read More

Canada has formally asked Mexico for “technical consultations” regarding the country’s effort to limit imports of genetically-engineered (GE) or modified crops. Canada’s request was filed shortly after the U.S. Trade Representative’s office announced on Monday that it was calling for consultations with Mexico over a new rule that bans the use of GE corn for… Read More

The application window for six programs that are exclusively funded by the federal government under the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) is open, as of March 6. The new five-year agriculture framework deal between the federal, provincial, and territorial governments is slated to take effect on April 1. While cost-shared programs to be delivered… Read More

 

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