Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced that Canada will become a founding member of the Efficient Fertilizer Consortium. The commitment also comes with $1.3 million in federal funding over four years. The Efficient Fertilizer Consortium (EFC) was created by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, a public-private partnership that funds research to advance enhanced… Read More

If a report is quietly published on a government website on the Friday before the New Year’s weekend and no one is told about it, is anyone supposed to read it or respond to it? Because that’s what happened with the federal government’s “What We Heard” report after holding consultations a year ago on its… Read More

Compared to 2014, a kilogram of beef in Canada is now produced with 15 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions. According to the National Beef Sustainability Assessment (NBSA) and Strategy report, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) says this latest assessment reflects three years of scientific analysis to make the determination, comapring 2014 to… Read More

Seven founding members launched the Canadian Alliance for Net-Zero Agri-food (CANZA) this week. The intended goal of the alliance is to help Canada feed a growing population while reducing emissions, becoming more sustainable, and creating new economic opportunities for Canada, the organization says. Supported by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, and… Read More

Ontario farmers interested in participating in the Living Lab initiative are invited to complete a survey in order to begin the process. The Living Lab — Ontario project has been set up to bring together farmers, scientists, sector organizations, and other experts to co-develop, test, and evaluate Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) that address climate change… Read More

On Monday, Canada completed the first step towards adopting and implementing sustainability financial disclosure standards for many industries, including agriculture. The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) says it achieved quorum with the appointment of four new members, putting the board in “decision-making mode” now that the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) has released its initial… Read More

Dr. Tim Henshaw never missed an opportunity to promote the Canadian dairy industry and its contribution to this country and the world. A champion for agriculture, Henshaw, a 1979 Ontario Veterinary College graduate, spent over 40 years as a veterinarian on cattle reproductive health at United Breeders, then Gencor and finally EastGen. He examined more… Read More

The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) have enlisted the support of CropLife Canada in its ‘Road to 2050’ climate-solution initiative. The Road to 2050 will focus on innovation, research and beneficial management practices, representing a practical and proactive approach to tackling climate change. Recommendations, GGC says, will help guide government policies and programming directed at… Read More

How we tackle climate change is a conversation heavily debated across the globe. Bjorn Lomberg, author and president of Copenhagen Consensus Center, spoke at the Alberta Beef Industry Conference last month, held at Banff, Alberta, to discuss what he thinks is some of the best ways to mitigate climate change — and how some of… Read More

Battle lines are being drawn over how countries handle environmental and climate programs. It’s been suggested that climate programming could be a clever way for governments to funnel money to farm programs and remain under the radar of trade rules. There’s also the looming discussion of using these programs to “score” commodities on their carbon… Read More

How can farmers adapt to changing weather and the impact it has on their farms? The ability to modify and reshape the farm to reflect a changing climate will be greatly impacted by land and soil type, location and farming practices, says Ohio State University climate researcher Dr. Aaron Wilson. He believes a key success… Read More

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has announced its 2023 executive committee, with a well-known Canadian name in the vice-president’s chair. Leading the organization will be Ian McConnel, of Tyson Foods, with Canadian rancher Bob Lowe, of Tri-L Ranch, serving as vice-president. Established in 2012, GRSB is comprised of over 100 member-organizations working to… Read More

Protecting grain crops from costly plant diseases and making crop production more resilient to climate change are two goals a new $2-million gift to the University of Guelph from Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO). Announced at the close of the Ontario Agricultural Conference, the funding will support a new GFO professorship in field crop pathology… Read More

 

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