Wet spring conditions across Ontario have some corn growers contemplating whether it’s time to switch hybrids and plant shorter season corn hybrids. In Eastern Ontario, Pioneer Seeds Canada agronomist Paul Hermans is one of many agronomists fielding calls from growers looking for insight on when to make a swap. Planting progress varies from 15 percent… Read More

By Cam Dahl, general manager for Manitoba Pork It is not your great-granddaddy’s farm anymore. While some may have nostalgia for the old farm with a little red barn that housed a few chickens, a couple of pigs, and a dairy cow, it is better for both the environment and the economy that agriculture has… Read More

Applications for 2025 Nuffield Canada Agricultural Scholarships are due by June 30, 2024. Nuffield Canada offers $20,000 scholarships to develop future leaders in agriculture. The Nuffield Scholarship is a rural leadership program available to Canadian citizens who are involved in any aspect of agriculture. Its goal is to attract mid-career applicants with a passion for… Read More

Now in its third year, the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) is a $704.1 million funding program that is part of the Government of Canada’s Agricultural Climate Solutions initiative, intended to help farmers tackle climate change. The Fund falls under the $4 billion Natural Climate Solutions Fund managed by Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate… Read More

Growers across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario have selected four winners in Growing Home with BASF, an  initiative launched by the company in 2023 to give back to the communities where BASF customers live, work and play. The 2024 winners, selected from 624 nominations from growers, include Alberta’s Erskine Curling Club, Saskatchewan’s Abbey Curling Club,… Read More

Grain Growers of Canada has published a set of policy recommendations for government to support Canada’s grain sector in its “Road to 2050” sustainability inititative. The policy recommendations would see government partner with grain farmers to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, by increasing investment in public and private breeding research, expanding eligibility criteria and funding… Read More

Editor’s note: As of April 8, the Association of Bovine Practitioners is referring to an HPAI infection in cattle as BIAV: bovine influenza A virus. For the first time, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in dairy cows. Cattle in the Texas panhandle first tested positive for the virus, but more dairy cattle… Read More

There’s no better place to conduct practical agronomic research than in the real world, under the same conditions, using the same equipment and management practices. That’s the premise underlying the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers’ On-Farm Network, a farmer-driven research program that was officially launched 10 years ago, in 2014. “We really saw a need… Read More

Canadian farmers have been making plans for the 2024 season assuming that the interest-free portion of the Advanced Payments Program would revert back to the pre-2022 level of $100,000. As of today, however, farmers will have access to the first $250,000 interest-free, following an announcement by Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The Advance… Read More

 

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