The federal government’s requirement that a certain amount of the research to be funded under the next five-year agricultural policy framework must focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is creating new complications for commodity groups applying for the funding. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has introduced new emissions- and climate-related criteria in the latest iteration… Read More

Highline Manufacturing Ltd made its entrance into the tow-behind total mixed ration (TMR) market at Agri-Trade at Red Deer, Alta. The 750-cubic-foot tub is built for the extreme conditions of North America — where feeding can happen in very cold, windy, muddy, and snowy conditions. Bob Cochran, general manager of Highline Manufacturing Lt., says the… Read More

The federal government will pay approximately $1.7 billion to Canada’s supply-managed dairy, poultry, and egg producers and processors to compensate for market access concessions made in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA or USMCA). Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau made the announcement in Ascot Corner, Quebec on Monday, Nov. 13, expanding on the commitment made in the… Read More

A new tool is being developed by the Association des médecins vétérinaires praticiens du Québec to develop a digital tool to anticipate and reduce the risks associated with metabolic diseases in dairy cows. As Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced, the Government of Canada is contributing nearly $1 million to the… Read More

The Ontario Agriculture Sustainability Coalition (OASC) has released a new study that looked at the impact of the province’s risk management program (RMP and self-directed risk management program (SDRM) have on Ontario farms, farm production, and the Ontario economy. OASC is comprised of the Beef Farmers of Ontario, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, Grain… Read More

Artificial intelligence is making it easier for farmers and ranchers to keep an eye on their livestock. At the recent Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont., OneCup AI showcased how its AI technology uses computer vision technology to identify and monitor livestock. In this video, the company’s CEO, Mokah Shmigelsky gives us a snapshot… Read More

Environment and Climate Change Canada launched the national methane emissions reduction proposal in September, titled “Faster and Further: Canada’s Methane Strategy.” In it, the federal government outlines the expected reduction of methane emissions from agriculture based on 2020 levels. The total reduction — one per cent — is a pretty small portion, but it’s the… Read More

We all know how many different facets of the agriculture industry there are. Whether it be cropping, livestock, retail, communications, education, or mechanics…the list goes on and on. When it comes to our careers, we all have to make choices, and sometimes we wonder about the other ones out there. So this week, on the… Read More

4-H Canada has announced the recipients of its Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D). L.E.A.D., which is supported by CN Rail, is 4-H Canada’s most prestigious honour, recognizing outstanding youth members who demonstrate 4-H values in their everyday lives. The awards recognize youth who have become exceptional leaders through their 4-H experience, and who share… Read More

The highly-pathogenic avian influenza (AI) virus that has swept North America in 2022 will likely remain a threat in 2023, but there have been some lessons learned in the past seven months by producers, veterinarians, and poultry industry stakeholders when it comes to responding to the often-devastating disease. As of October 17, the Canadian Food… Read More

 

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