The national Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (COYF) event, previously scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in December this year, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. In a statement in the ‘Land Leader’, the official publication of the COYF program, Steve Cooper, the organization’s chair, said, “the Saskatchewan Hosting committee for the 2020 National Event advised
How is COVID-19 affecting different sectors of the ag industry? Listen to this special Between the Rows four-part podcast series on farming through the pandemic covering topics such as the impact to the agricultural economy, the challenges it presents for Canadian farmers and livestock producers and more. Farming through the pandemic: Part 1 Laura Rance
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
The last domestic legislative hurdle to enacting the CPTPP trade deal with Pacific rim countries has been cleared. The deal was approved by senate and received Royal Assent the afternoon of Oct. 25. The moves makes Canada one of the first countries to ratify the 11 nation deal which comes into effect once the first
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today announced a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. The research investment, which includes an additional $4.4 million in contributions from industry, will help the organic sector enhance productivity through better soil health and
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
Last week at Ag in Motion near Saskatoon, Sask., Jesse Kope of Northern Strands was on-hand to demonstrate a harness system that prevents farmers from severe injury in the event they fall from a grain bin. Recorded at Ag in Motion 2018. Video editing by Greg Berg.
Michael Hargrave, livestock co-ordinator for Ag in Motion, talks about what attendees can expect to see at the daily fencing demo (9:30 am) at the Ag in Motion show, July 17-19 north of Saskatoon.
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
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