Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is receiving $953,000 from the federal government for its agriculture awareness and literacy programs. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the funding, coinciding with Canadian Ag Literacy Month, at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa on Wednesday. “Young people are key to ensuring future success of the agricultural sector…. Read More

It’s been nearly six years since canola flower midge was first identified on the Prairies while researchers with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada were studying what they originally thought was swede midge, a different pest seen in Eastern Canada and the U.S. Since that discovery and confirmation of a new pest in Saskatchewan and Alberta in… Read More

The application window for six programs that are exclusively funded by the federal government under the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) is open, as of March 6. The new five-year agriculture framework deal between the federal, provincial, and territorial governments is slated to take effect on April 1. While cost-shared programs to be delivered… Read More

Crop insurance holders in Saskatchewan will see a change in how premiums are calculated starting this year. Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced on Monday that farmers who purchase crop insurance from Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) will see an individual premium calculated for each crop they insure…. Read More

Farmers in Western Canada should add another chemistry to the list to pay attention to when it comes to herbicide resistance in kochia, says a weed scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The problematic weed is already known to be resistant to Group 2, Group 4 and/or Group 9 herbicides. “The new thing that we’re… Read More

Farmers and the agriculture industry are still waiting to hear about “What we heard” when it comes to the federal government’s fertilizer emissions reduction target. This week, at the Future of Food event at Ottawa, Ont., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau was quite positive about the timeline of a fertilizer tariff money announcement… Read More

Learning from on-farm research and farmers learning from each other is a cornerstone of a Yield Enhancement Network (YEN). First piloted in Europe, a YEN connects growers, researchers, and data to test theories and learn from each other using field-scale experience. Aaron Mills, a research scientist with Agriculture & Agri-food Canada (AAFC), spoke this week… Read More

Justine Hendricks has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Hendricks has held various positions at Export Development Canada (EDC) over the past 16 years, and was named EDC’s senior vice-president and chief corporate sustainability officer, of sustainability business and enablement in 2019. She also designed and… Read More

A North Dakota State University (NDSU) study suggests that some kochia populations in western North Dakota likely have developed resistance to commonly used pre-plant burndown herbicides. Sold under the trade names Aim (carfentrazone) and Sharpen (saflufenacil), Group 14 herbicides are used by farmers to control kochia and other annual weeds. In the NDSU study, a… Read More

It’s been two years since the federal government first announced its 30 per cent fertilizer emissions reduction target. That means more than 20 percent of the timeframe for farmers, agronomists, fertilizer suppliers, and researchers to work toward meeting the goal by 2030 has already expired. The clock is ticking, but there’s been very little progress… Read More

Soil sensing is a precision agriculture method used to improve agronomy by identifying opportunities to manage variability. Dr. Athyna Cambouris is a soil scientist and researcher with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) at the Quebec Research and Development Centre, focused on precision agriculture and using soil sensing to improve agronomy. Cambouris says that grid soil… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced several new pieces of the Canadian government’s yet-to-be-released Indo-Pacific Strategy while in Thailand for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting on Friday. The announcement included $31.8 million designated to establish Canada’s first agriculture trade office in the region to “increase and diversify agriculture and agri-food exports to the… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has opened applications for projects that help organizations prepare for and prevent African swine fever (ASF) in Canada. Up to $23 million will be available under the Government of Canada’s African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP). ASF is an economically significant disease, and a single case of ASF in… Read More

The federal government’s requirement that a certain amount of the research to be funded under the next five-year agricultural policy framework must focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is creating new complications for commodity groups applying for the funding. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has introduced new emissions- and climate-related criteria in the latest iteration… Read More

 

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