Several years ago, June Matthews, an associate professor in the School of Food & Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College in London, Ont., started to realize that something was missing from their otherwise comprehensive curricula: evidence-based information about agriculture.
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The Fair Finance Fund (FFF) recently announced the launch of a new social finance fund for the local food and farm sector.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio Fungicide for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil and downy mildew of hops, and suppression of Phytophthora blight and pod rot and downy mildew on edible-podded beans in Canada. Presidio Fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.
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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) announced that its board of directors has appointed Ian Potter as chief executive officer effective April 1, 2019. Potter will also join the Vineland board of directors at that time.
A new federal fuel surcharge came into effect on April 1, 2019. Farmers in Ontario are eligible for an exemption on fuels used for farming practices, but the details have created some confusion among Ontario’s agriculture industry. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is working to clarify the details around how farmers can qualify for the exemption.
Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister, David Marit, are reminding Saskatchewan producers that the deadline to enroll in the AgriStability Program is April 30, 2019.
As a farmer, there will be a lot of options for you when it comes to selling your business. These will be different to those that most other business owners are faced with.
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Canada’s tree fruit industry is large and growing, with apples representing 41.5 per cent of the total marketed production of Canadian fruit in 2017, valued at $224.6 million, and cherries representing a farm gate value of $88.2 million in the same year. The Government of Canada and Canadian tree fruit farmers know the importance of research and innovation to ensure this industry continues to grow and prosper.
The Canadian horticulture sector is a key contributor to Canada’s economy, representing over $5 billion in sales and $2.6 billion in exports and supporting thousands of jobs across the country while expanding markets for the sector’s safe, high-quality products.
Canada’s food processing sectors continue to expand, yet the profitability outlook for each is uneven in 2019. Production challenges, trade uncertainty and higher input costs generally dampen this outlook, while expansion in export markets, strong household disposable income and a lower Canadian dollar will support revenues of food manufacturers.
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The agency responsible for safeguarding Canada’s food supply has new leadership.
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Canada has a new agriculture minister and she’s the first woman to hold the post in Canadian history.
Grape grower Bill George Jr. was elected as the new chair of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) at the organization’s 160th annual general meeting, after serving two years in the vice chair position. He takes over the role from greenhouse grower Jan VanderHout, who became chair in 2017. Apple grower Charles Stevens is the new OFVGA vice chair.
Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth. The Government of Canada understands the importance of this sector in creating good, middle-class jobs, while growing the economy, and is committed to working with farmers, ranchers and processors to ensure its continued innovation, growth and prosperity.
The Canadian and Manitoba governments are providing $950,000 over five years in Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding to the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) for their Field to Fork initiative.
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The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) held elections during its 2019 AGM for the positions of president, first vice-president and second vice-president. The new executive team will be focused on the key CFA priorities of the Producing Prosperity campaign, ensuring the pillars of economics, food security and the environment are at the forefront of Canadian agriculture.
Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.
The agriculture and agri-food sector is a major contributor to Canada's economy, employing approximately 2.3 million people in 2017. Reliable access to labour is vital for the sector to ensure it can continue to create high-quality jobs and meet the growing demand for top-quality products for Canadians and consumers around the world.
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The Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) has launched a new online resource called Farm Productivity to help producers increase efficiencies and reduce areas of waste on their farms.
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, announced new platform partnership agreements between the company's industry-leading Climate FieldView platform and three Canadian-based ag tech companies, SoilOptix, A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. and AgCon Aerial Corp.
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The 2018 Pest Management Research Report is now availableThe Pest Management Research Report (PMRR) is a periodical to…
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Introduction to Integrated Pest Management Thu May 02, 2019
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