A virus that causes early-term abortion and malformed lambs has been confirmed in Saskatchewan. Cache Valley virus is carried by mosquitoes who have fed on infected deer. If an ewe is bitten by a mosquito and infected with the virus for the first time while in the first two months of pregnancy, the infection can… Read More

The federal government has opened the application process for the first Canadian Agricultural Youth Council. In a press release, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says the Council will identify new and emerging issues, enable on-going dialogue on challenges and opportunities, share information and best practices, and provide advice on the strengths and weaknesses of policies and… Read More

As part of Manitoba’s 150th birthday, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced they will be adding a new category to the province’s Farm Family Recognition program. “Agriculture has changed greatly over the past 150 years and it’s important that we recognize those families that have been involved in the industry for generations,” Pedersen… Read More

Following the June announcement of a proposed merger, the boards of Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) and Cereals Canada are moving closer to a vote on full amalgamation of the two entities. Dean Dias, interim CEO of CIGI, says that both organizations have been in conversation over what a merger would look like, what governance… Read More

During the annual CropSphere conference held at Saskatoon, Sask., Prairie barley commissions announced the formation of the Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC). The national not-for-profit organization will facilitate long-term investments aimed at improving profitability and competitiveness for Western Canadian barley farmers, according to a news release. The CBRC is made up of the Saskatchewan Barley… Read More