Across the country, youth are hard at work on their Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) presentations….but there’s still time for others to enter this prestigious agricultural public-speaking event. This year’s competition takes place Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. CYSA President Kimberly McCaw, says if you’re between… Read More

For rural and farming communities, an accident of any kind can be made worse simply because of distance. The extra time it takes for help to arrive or to transport to a fully equipped hospital can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death. The STARS Ambulance, a helicopter-based rescue team, is a key… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited, on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS), has entered into an agreement to purchase 17 fertilizer, seed and agriculture chemical supply centres from Viterra Inc. Pending completion of customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close by the end of September, according to a company press release…. Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario, in collaboration with the Ontario Agri Business Association and soybean processors, has announced changes being made to the way soybean drying charges will be calculated under the Agreement for Marketing the Ontario Soybean Crop made under the Farm Products Marketing Act (O. Reg 485/09). According to the new terms, effective September 1,… Read More

Those farmers involved in forage seed production are likely quite familiar with a wick weeder — a unit that uses chemical-soaked rope to deliver herbicide to weeds towering above the crop. But, increasingly, wick weeders are being used in more conventional operations as well in pulse crops, where herbicide options are sometimes limited, and even… Read More

BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received registration for Priaxor fungicide for use on corn and soybeans in Eastern Canada. Priaxor is the first fungicide registered in Eastern Canada containing Xemium, the company’s new active ingredient in the carboxamide family. “The new active ingredient, Xemium, allows growers to control pathogens over a broad range of stages,”… Read More