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VIDEO: ‘Igniting’ young minds in agriculture

Event offered insight and networking opportunities for students in agriculture program

At a recent young farmer summit in Winnipeg, students in the agriculture program at the University of Manitoba were asked what interested them in coming to the ‘Ignite’ event (presented by Farm Credit Canada), the connection they have to agriculture, some of the challenges young farmers are facing and what opportunities lie ahead as they […] Read more


Taking the guesswork out of spraying

A test kit can take a reading of disease levels in the field

Lab technicians at Quantum Genetix are working around the clock testing crop tissue samples to help farms make informed decisions in their fungicide program. “It’s a busy time of the year for us. We up our staff and we run 24 hours to make sure our machines are working,” Heather Deobald of Quantum Genetix said […] Read more




Is 3D fencing the answer to your free lunch program?

Hay yards are magnets for elk and deer, but three-dimensional fencing can be a lower-cost way to keep them out

A long winter coupled with a late and dry start to spring has stretched feed supplies across the Prairies. Which means any loss of hay to wildlife last winter was especially painful. To avoid that grief — or at least lessen it — many producers on the Prairies have turned to three-dimensional fencing. Unlike typical […] Read more



Processors see more opportunity than negatives in CETA deal

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: Ice wine, pet foods and jam makers are analyzing what potential the European market offers their businesses to grow

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. Charles Crawford, founder and president, Domaine Pinnacle Producers of spirits and cider based […] Read more


CETA will open new market opportunities for Canadian food and beverage products

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: But industry observers say the sector is too inwardly focused and may not be willing to take the risk

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. With a consumer base of more than 500 million people and annual economic […] Read more



VIDEO: Pigs won’t fly — at least not to Europe

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: The tariff-free quota access could be worth $400 million, but there are other complications

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. No load of hogs will ever travel from James Hofer’s Hutterite colony to […] Read more


Eastern ports authorities see shift in export grain movement

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: CETA could draw more grains and oilseeds exports to the East Coast

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. Farmers and players in the grain trade aren’t the only ones looking forward […] Read more



New trade commissioner aims to drum up business

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: Efficient transportation adds value to Canada’s trade

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. Investing in bricks and mortar isn’t the only way Canada’s ports are preparing […] Read more


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VIDEO: Flax growers skeptical of EU deal

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: Individual countries and special interest groups will continue to find ways to block trade

Our March 24, 2016 issue marks the second in a series of Special Reports prepared by reporters from the Glacier FarmMedia network, which includes the Manitoba Co-operator. In these articles, reporters explore the implications of the yet-to-be- ratified Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. Western Canadian farmland is a long […] Read more