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UN agency declares 2015 the year of soils

January 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN agency declares 2015 the year of soils

UN Food and Agriculture Organization names 2015 the year of soils By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Each year, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) makes a point to celebrate one aspect of agriculture. Last year was the year of the family farm, which was a sound decision. In developing countries, the acknowledgement of […]

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CP and CN Rail ordered to double Canadian grain shipments or face fines

March 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
CP and CN Rail ordered to double Canadian grain shipments or face fines

“Extraordinary size” of Canadian grain shipments factors in backlog Ottawa is forcing Canada’s two main railway companies to double the amount of grain they ship in a week to try to unclog a transport bottleneck that has left piles of grain sitting in bins across the Prairies. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said cabinet has passed […]

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Agriculture minister announces big changes to BC replant program

January 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Agriculture minister announces big changes to BC replant program

Growing different fruit wont jeopardize subsidies, farmers gain independence B.C. agriculture minister Norm Letnick promised some big changes to the BC replant program at the annual meeting of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association (BCFGA) this past Saturday. One of the major changes coming to the $2 million replant program is to amend a provision which […]

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Roundtable discussion in Leduc gets feedback from local farmers

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Roundtable discussion in Leduc gets feedback from local farmers

Meeting with farmers a step towards a stronger economy Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz met with farmers in the Leduc area recently to get their input on agriculture policies and to discuss ideas to generate future growth and economic prosperity. Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Leduc James Rajotte hosted the roundtable discussion. “Our government’s top priority remains […]

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Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities now accepting applications

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities now accepting applications

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CanNor building new generation greenhouses in Northwest Territories

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
CanNor building new generation greenhouses in Northwest Territories

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Deadline approaches for farmers to gain from AgriInvest Program

December 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Deadline approaches for farmers to gain from AgriInvest Program

AgriInvest program helps farmers mitigate risk and manage cash flow Beacon Staff Reporter The year-end deadline is quickly approaching for Canadian farmers to take advantage of AgriInvest, a program designed to help farmers – many of whom have weathered a challenging year – improve productivity and overall business investment. AgriInvest is a self-managed producer-government savings […]

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BC cranberry grant part of larger food industry goals for the province

December 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
BC cranberry grant part of larger food industry goals for the province

Locally grown BC cranberry industry snags $15,700 provincial grant   The BC Cranberry Marketing Commission has received $15,700 from the provincial government to promote consumption of locally grown cranberries in B.C. “I want to congratulate the BC Cranberry Marketing Commission on their successful application and receipt of $15,700 in Buy Local program funding,” said agriculture […]

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Harper Government supports Canadian barley industry

December 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Harper Government supports Canadian barley industry

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Alberta farm income up in 2012

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Alberta farm income up in 2012

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