Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz, was on hand at Airdrie Alta., yesterday to announce news of $14 million in funding for the Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster under Growing Forward 2. The Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) funding supports strategic research that will drive the efficiencies that enable producers to realize continuous improvements, while enhancing overall… Read More

In a surprising move, U.S. company Merck Animal Health has suspended sales of the beta-agonist Zilmax, a cattle growth promotant, according to a Reuters report. The decision comes on the heels of Tyson Foods Inc. announcing last week that the company would no longer accept slaughter cattle that had been fed the feed additive. JBS… Read More

Michelle Rempel, minister of state for Western Economic Diversification and MP for Calgary Centre, was on hand at Carman, Man., today to announce federal support for the purchase of specialized agricultural equipment to seed and harvest soybean and corn research test plots. Western Economic Development Canada’s (WD) investment of $242,000, through the Western Diversification Program,… Read More

There are constantly new technologies being discovered that can have a positive impact on agricultural production. It seems every week there is something to get excited about when it comes to scientific breakthroughs. One of the big topics of late has been nitrogen-fixing bacteria that isn’t host specific to leguminous plants. The implications of this technology… Read More

 

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