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Bioenergy Devco hosts Delaware Secretary of Agriculture

Bioenergy Devco (BDC), the North American division of BTS Bioenergy, LLC, which focuses on the design, engineering, construction, financing and operation of advanced anaerobic digester systems, hosted Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse for a tour of its composting facility in Seaford on 15 February. Secretary Scuse met with Shawn Kreloff, founder and CEO of Bioenergy Devco and vice president of government relations, Andrew Cassilly, to tour the Seaford facility and discuss the company's advanced anaerobic digester technology. In September last year, Bioenergy Devco was granted the necessary permits to expand its existing composting facility in Seaford, Delaware, to include anaerobic digesters. The Bioenergy Innovation Center is set to significantly mitigate pollution in the surrounding community and throughout the Delmarva area, according to BDC. By redirecting processing waste and other organic materials away from landfills and land applications, the centre will repu

Improving soil quality was a key focus for the Sask Soil Conference

When it comes to getting the best quality crop ... it all comes down to production and management and that starts with a soil test. That soil test provides the base for what you have as far as nutrients in the soil to work with and then you can build off that. Improving soil quality in semi-arid conditions was one of the presentations during the SaskSoils conference last week. Agronomist Troy LaForge farms at Cadillac, Saskatchewan, and talked about how he's worked to build up the organic soil on his farm When LaForge purchased the land in 2009, the soil had been farmed with little to no fertilizer, and based on a soil test at the time the organic matter was 1.4 per cent and 9 parts per million of available phosphorous. "In 14 years, we have been able to build to a 2.2% organic matter and our phos is very high now. I'm actually starting a program to meter that (phos) back now. My goal is to have that number between 20 and 25 ppm." Having a strong organic base is key to help carry

Canada opens Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office in the Philippines.

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has officially opened Canada's Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office in the Philippines. "I’m so pleased to be in Manila to open Canada’s first-ever Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office. We export nearly half of what we produce in Canada and the global demand continues to grow. I have no doubt this office will play a central role in growing export markets for our world-class Canadian farmers and increasing collaboration and cooperation in this important region.” The office in Manilla will work to build strategic partnerships that will grow our export opportunities and increase the demand for Canadian products. Today's announcement comes at the midway point in Minister MacAulay’s trade mission to two key Indo-Pacific markets: Malaysia and the Philippines. Canadian stakeholders, government partners, and dignitaries were also on hand to officially open Canada’s Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office (IPAAO) and beg

Tax credit sprouts more little potato products

Agriculture is Alberta’s oldest industry and continues to be a strong contributor to economic growth and diversification. In 2023, Alberta produced more potatoes than any other province in Canada. On an annual basis, potato production contributes more than $2 billion to Alberta’s economy. To help further grow and diversify the agriculture industry, Alberta’s government introduced the Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit program in spring 2023 and it is already attracting large-scale investment in value-added agricultural manufacturing. The Little Potato Company is building a new $39.5-million project in Nisku to double its processing capacity and produce more packaged potatoes with seasonings that can be quickly roasted, microwaved or grilled. “Our government developed Alberta’s Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit program with corporations like The Little Potato Company in mind. The program is providing the right conditions for food and ag processors to invest in our province, gro

Brandt Celebrates the Holidays with $500,000 in Community Donations

Brandt employees directed funds to support 14 organizations across Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand during an annual holiday event.

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