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Forage As An Export Crop

The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) has received $90,000 from the federal government to support export market development. The funds, which will be administered by the Manitoba Forage Council, are earmarked for the development of promotional and technical packages for international buyers, fact-finding missions to assess markets, participation at selected trade shows and the undertaking of an economic study on transportation. The funding is expected to help increase the exports of forage particularly to China, Japan, the Middle East and the United States.

Canada’s forage resources, including both native rangelands and cultivated crops, exceed 700 million hectares, or 70 per cent of Canada’s land base. Canada is the third-largest exporter of forages, and accounts for approximately 10 per cent of the world market share of international forage shipments. In 2008, Canada’s forage exports were valued at $153 million.

Football And Farm Chemicals

Dow AgroSciences has kicked in for a multiyear sponsorship agreement with the Canadian Football League.

“We share many of the same customers, a passion for serving them well, and some great ideas for working together to bring them even closer to our league and our game,” CFL commissioner Mark Cohon said.

“We’re confident our partnership will be as fun for our fans as it will be productive for our businesses.

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