On July 28, the federal, provincial, and territorial ministers met to hammer out an agreement-in-principle for the next version of the ag policy framework (APF). Beginning April 1, 2023, the next version will be called the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP), and will include some big changes from the current version, including more total funding… Read More

From a crop nutrition perspective, nitrogen losses as N2O or nitrous oxide pale in comparison to what’s lost in N2 form, but N2O has a much greater impact on the total greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer. As part of this Wheat School episode filmed at Manitoba Crop Diagnostic School, Manitoba Agriculture’s John Heard shares a… Read More

Agriculture ministers from across Canada were able to reach a deal on the next five-year Agricultural Policy Framework at their annual federal-provincial-territorial meeting in Saskatoon, Sask. that wrapped up on Friday, July 22. The new agreement will be known as the “Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership” (SCAP), and is slated to replace the current Canadian Agricultural Partnership,… Read More

In late June, RealAgristudies surveyed more than 600 farmers on adoption rates of business risk management programs, perceptions on usefulness, and opinions on what modifications are needed to the Ag Policy Framework (APF). This week, we’ll finally get a peek at the next generation APF. Will the changes and updates be what farmers wanted? To… Read More

The Manitoba government posted a job listing for a new deputy minister of agriculture this week, making it official that Dori Gingera-Beauchemin is planning to retire this coming winter. Gingera-Beauchemin has worked with Manitoba Ag for 43 years — since 1979 — and has led the provincial agriculture department as deputy minister since 2013. Her… Read More

Gaps remain on several headline issues, but federal and provincial agriculture ministers sounded optimistic they’ll reach a deal on the next Canadian ag policy framework as they headed into their annual federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) meeting in Saskatoon, Sask. taking place July 21 and 22. Most of the agriculture ministers from across Canada participated in a tour… Read More

Deciding when and how much pesticide to spray on a pulse crop can have a significant impact on the yield come harvest, but aside from yield, growers need to consider and be aware of maximum residue limits, or MRLs, for each specific crop to ensure they don’t fall outside of the acceptable range. On this… Read More

 

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