Canada’s young farmers are helping to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector through their leadership and innovative contributions, which is why the federal government has announced up to $2.1 million for three organizations to support development opportunities for Canadian youth in agriculture. With funds under the AgriCompetitiveness Program, these organizations will deliver important programming and… Read More

Over the next two years, three industry organizations will receive $4.4 million collectively to help grow Canada’s grain sector through increased export opportunities. “Canadian grain producers are a key link in global food security. Today’s investment will help industry organizations build new relationships in international markets so we can continue to feed a growing global… Read More

The federal government has announced a contribution to strengthen the sustainability of Canada’s agriculture sector. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) says up to $419,000 will be funded to Mojow Autonomous Solutions Inc., through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, under the AgriScience Program. The company will be using the funding to develop an… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a co-investment into the second phase of Canada’s National Index on Agri-Food Performance, alongside partners Pulse Canada and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan. The National Index on Agri-Food Performance is focused on developing a set of sustainability indicators and metrics related to… Read More

On Canada’s Ag Day 2022, federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, named the 12 organizations that will administer the $183.4 million On-Farm Climate Action Fund, originally announced in the summer of 2021. The fund is designated for projects that tackle three practices: cover crops, nitrogen management, and rotational grazing. Funding may be used… Read More

How might a changing climate affect soybean production across Canada? On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist Ward Smith shares how he and his colleagues have been studying agroecosystem models to predict the impact changing climates have on soybean production. During the virtual Northern Soybean Summit hosted by last month… Read More

The impact of 2021’s drought and heat across many parts of the Prairies continues to be a key point in conversation as we look towards the 2022 growing season. Meghan Vankosky, field crop entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) based at Saskatoon, Sask., recently spoke at Alberta’s Agronomy Update to discuss the impact the… Read More

British Columbia farmers who suffered extraordinary damages during November’s devastating floods will have access to up to $228 million in federal-provincial government support. Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Lana Popham, B.C.’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, announced the Canada-BC Flood Recovery for Food Security Program on Monday. The program will… Read More

 

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