Five projects focused on improving agriculture plastic waste management and bioplastics research will see a share of $4.5 million in funding via the federal government. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the funding today alongside¬†Cleanfarms, a national non-profit industry stewardship organization. Cleanfarms will receive up to $1.1 million through the Canadian Agricultural Strategic… Read More

Canadian farmers are continuing to show their commitment to sustainability on the farm by returning agricultural plastic waste, such as empty pesticide and fertilizer containers and grain bags for recycling, to Cleanfarms’ Ag-Waste Environmental programs. Cleanfarms released its 2019 Annual Report for its five permanent collection programs. The programs available are: single-use plastic pesticide and… Read More

While agriculture plastics were not mentioned in the federal government’s recent pledge to ban single-use plastics, the pre-campaign promise certainly has many asking if ag plastics, such as twine, bale wrap, and grain bags, might end up being impacted. According to Christina Seidel, executive director of the Recycling Council of Alberta, the federal government’s direction… Read More

Mother nature is really proving that she does not have a sense of humour. We have drought in Peace River, very wet conditions in Saskatchewan and flooding in Manitoba. The weather adversity impacting canola growers across the west is extremely serious and could have significant implications for the total production in 2011. ¬†For the farmers… Read More

 

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