September 23, 2022 marked the third horrific — and likely most severe — storm to hit the Maritime provinces since 2003 and brought with it wind and rain that has left several thousand residents, including farmers, reeling from the damage. Days later, some are still without power. Tropical storm Fiona rolled in lateFriday night and… Read More

Syngenta has announced a new soil health mapping service called Interra Scan. The service, which offers precision soil analysis to help growers and agronomists with crop nutrition and soil health decisions, will be initially available to continental and Eastern European growers. Interra Scan has a key Canadian connection — the soil scan begins with Tavistock,… Read More

Kinze Manufacturing is making an entrance into the high speed planting market with their 3665 True Speed Planter. On display at the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa, the planter hopes to grab the attention of farmers for the upcoming growing season. Eric Broadbent, senior director of sales at Kinze, says although they are breaking… Read More

The highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in domestic poultry escalated late last week, as Ontario’s chief vet announced the suspension of any activities where domestic birds would co-mingle and a prime poultry processing area of Manitoba was placed in a quarantine zone. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) updates infected premises and birds impacted each… Read More

Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) has announced Paul Householder, the company’s current chief operating officer, will step in as president and chief executive officer, following the resignation of president, Tim Close. Householder joined Winnipeg, Man.-based AGI in 2019 after a 28-year career in the industrial chemicals sector where he ran global businesses with multiple facilities… Read More

Farmers who are looking for replacement tires for sprayers now have a streamlined option with Titan’s new Ultimate Flex Technology (UFT) tire. The new tire can be a replacement for three different kinds of sprayer tires including conventional, increased flexion (IF) and very high flexion (VF), according to the company. Travis Lamb, field technician for… Read More

After nine months of Canada not having an ambassador in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the appointment of a career diplomat to the post in Beijing. Jennifer May, who has worked with Global Affairs Canada (External Affairs at the time) since 1990, will be stepping into the job left vacant following Dominic Barton’s… Read More

Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) has named Erin Morgan as the new executive director for the producer group as of September 26, 2022. Jennifer MacTavish, the long-serving leader of OSF, announced her resignation earlier in 2022, but stayed on until August 31, 2022. “The ED search brought forward a slate of extraordinary candidates. The search committee… Read More

Two agronomic powerhouses, BASF and Corteva Agriscience, recently announced a long-term joint venture which looks to provide advanced weed control solutions for soybean farmers. The companies have entered into a collaboration where both agreed to cross-license soybean traits that in turn would enable the development of complementary herbicide technologies. Reps for both companies were on-site… Read More

 

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