The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) announced a new initiative, and it’s far from being “just another mentorship program.” The Beef Research Mentorship Program marries sectors of the cattle industry, bringing research extension to cattle producers and a greater understanding of production to Canada’s applied researchers. This week, the BCRC upgraded its announcement to include the mentor/mentee matches. These… Read More

Today, in Woodstock, Ontario, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford, announced an investment of $1.6 million to the Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA) to help open new export markets for Canadian dairy and small ruminants genetics.  Last year, the Canadian dairy, sheep and goat industries generated over $120 million in exports…. Read More

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SBDC) recently announced it has hired Jill McDonald as the new executive director. McDonald has extensive and diverse experience in agriculture, having worked with the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and having operated a private consulting company. “I… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission recently announced upcoming changes to tolerance levels for Ergot, Sclerotinia and Fusarium. The new levels will help create uniformity and simplify assessment. “These grading changes are not only uniform between Eastern and Western Canada, they also ensure Canada’s grain continues to uphold its reputation for quality and safety.” said Elwin Hermanson, chief commissioner,… Read More

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced the renewal of the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) today. Over $50 million will be available for agricultural investments from 2014-2019 as a part of the renewal. “Our Government remains committed to helping Canadian producers adapt to emerging challenges and market realities,” said Minister Ritz. “The renewed CAAP program will… Read More

A total of ten participants have been selected for the 2014 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award, an award that supports participation in an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop and attendance at the International Farm Association of Journalists Congress in Scotland. RealAgriculture is pleased to announce that field editor Debra Murphy was chosen as a regional finalist. “We need strong,… Read More

It’s with much fanfare, pomp and circumstance, confetti cannons and more that we roll out the following news: Lyndsey Smith, editor of this illustrious web site is moving to Ottawa to open our fifth bureau. (The other four are Lethbridge, somewhere in the Special Areas of Alberta, Guelph and, currently, Winnipeg. There will be a… Read More

Exciting news for youth aged 8-21 in Alberta’s beef industry! If you’re involved in Beef 4-H, junior cattle shows or beef production, you’re eligible to apply for the Alberta Beef Producers’ (ABP) “Young Guns Contest.” The contest, running until May 30, 2014, is looking for applicants to identify what they see as the biggest challenge… Read More

RealAgriculture and spray application specialist Tom Wolf, with AgriMetrix Research and Training,  have teamed up to bring two one-day sprayer clinics in April. Sponsored by Bayer CropScience, the two events will take place in Saskatoon April 5th, and Brandon, April 12. The Brandon event is hosted and sponsored by Assiniboine Community College. The Saskatoon event… Read More

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – In light of the recent completion of the Canada-South Korean Free Trade Agreement negotiations, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today that he will lead a large delegation of agriculture groups on a trade mission to South Korea. “The agreement, Canada’s very first in Asia, is projected to create thousands of… Read More

 

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