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"I don't think too many others would disagree with you....agriculture is a lower prio…"

Joe Dales replied May 21, 2010 to Who's the premier? Never heard of him

4 May 22, 2010
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"Hi Bristow If the government is "screwing a farmer" it should be brought to people'…"

Joe Dales replied May 21, 2010 to Is Canada farmer friendly?

3 May 21, 2010
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"Thanks Bristow: I agree, thepeople in Sudan have some tough challenges ahead of the…"

Joe Dales replied May 18, 2010 to AgVisionTV: Ontario Farmers Helping Farmers In Southern Sudan. Learn About The Jebel Lado Initiative.

3 Jun 2, 2010
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"Not sure what you are asking Bristow. Is Canada farmer friendly? I could not reall…"

Joe Dales replied May 6, 2010 to Is Canada farmer friendly?

3 May 21, 2010
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"Hi Laurie: I believe this operation is part of Quality Meats and markets under the…"

Joe Dales replied May 5, 2010 to Regulatory Burdens on Slaughter Facilities.

16 May 26, 2010
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"Some good news - Feds investing in local meat processing. Joe MITCHELL, Ontario -…"

Joe Dales replied May 3, 2010 to Regulatory Burdens on Slaughter Facilities.

16 May 26, 2010
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"I agree Wayne....Ontario Agriculture has its challenges but it is one of the most di…"

Joe Dales replied Apr 24, 2010 to Happy Earth Day

1 Apr 24, 2010
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"It was an impressive show of farming this week as I drove through IL, IN, MO, MI and…"

Joe Dales replied Apr 24, 2010 to How much field work is going on?

8 May 5, 2010
Reply by Sandra Dales

"Thanks Peter. We will see if we can find some cooperators for you. Have a safe spr…"

Joe Dales replied Apr 16, 2010 to New herbicides for use in winter wheat (looking for field sites)

1 Apr 16, 2010
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"I heard there was some corn planted down in Kent county the past few days....anyone…"

Joe Dales replied Apr 16, 2010 to How much field work is going on?

8 May 5, 2010
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Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Makes $5 Million Investment in Priority Research Areas

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has invested over $5 million into pulse research projects to improve productivity and reduce threats to pulse crop production.  Under the recently announced Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) AgriScience Program Clusters Component, SPG will leverage grower levy dollar investment with over $21 million of Government and other industry partner funding for the Pulse Cluster.  A complete list of projects, including researchers, and SPG’s investment can be seen below.  Selection of Early Maturing Dry Bean Germplasm and Cultivars for Sustainability and Improved Productivity Under Irrigation, Dr. Parthiba Balasubramanian, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) – $50,417   Breed for Top-Performing Field Pea Varieties and Develop SNP-based Markers for Marker-Assisted Selection for Grain and Protein Yield Maturity, Standability, and Seed Size, Dr. Dengjin Bing, AAFC – $166,000  Large Root Systems in Pulses for Drought Tolerance, Carbon Sequestra

Barley Ending Stocks Expected Heavier; Wheat, Oats Lighter

Agriculture Canada is forecasting heavier barley stocks at the end of the 2023-24 crop year, but lighter inventories of wheat and oats. In its latest monthly supply-demand estimates on Friday, Ag Canada pegged barley ending stocks for the current marketing year at 1 million tonnes, up 250,000 from the January estimate and above the previous year’s 709,000 tonnes. If accurate, it would be the heaviest barley ending stocks since 2017-18 at 1.24 million tonnes. All the increase in the ending stocks estimate is due to a reduction in feed, waste, and dockage, which fell to 5.34 million tonnes from 5.59 million for both January and 2022-23. Ag Canada’s February supply-demand update reflects the Statistics Canada grain stocks report released earlier this month, which pegged national barley stocks as of Dec. 31, 2023 at 5.5 million tonnes, up 6% from a year earlier and 10% above the average, despite a smaller 2023-24 supply. The stocks report implied total domestic use of barley in the

Reduction of Advance Payment Program Interest-Free Portion raises concerns

The recent decision to reduce the interest-free portion of the Advance Payment Program (APP) from $350,000 to $100,000 has reverberated throughout the agricultural community, causing widespread apprehension among farmers and ranchers across Canada. The Advance Payment Program, a federal loan guarantee initiative, has long been a crucial lifeline for agricultural producers, offering them reliable access to low-cost cash advances to manage cash flow and navigate the uncertainties inherent in agriculture. However, the drastic reduction in the interest-free portion has heightened the financial concerns and uncertainty among farmers.Ian Boxall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), voiced concern over the decision.  “It’s been three years since the APP interest-free portion was at $100,000, and interest rates have skyrocketed, grain prices have dramatically declined, and input prices have remained high. The program needs to reflect the current realiti

An Ounce of Prevention

Vaccines are an important tool to help minimize preweaning calf illness and death early in life, reduce the risk of reproductive failure in the breeding herd and help improve colostrum’s ability to protect next year’s calf crop when it hits the ground. Vaccine technology, programs and practices are constantly evolving. All the options can be confusing, but more options can also make it easier to customize and combine those options in a way that optimally protect your herd against the diseases that are most important to you. Dr. Cheryl Waldner and coworkers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine studied vaccination practices from coast-to-coast in 2020 (“Vaccine use in Canadian cow-calf herds and opportunities for improvement”; DOI 10.3389/fvets.2023.1235942). What They Did Cow-calf producers from BC (6), Alberta (38), Saskatchewan (27), Manitoba (18), Ontario (20), New Brunswick (2) and Nova Scotia (2) were surveyed about which vaccines they used and when they were using them

Labour gap in Canadian ag growing

The Canadian ag sector will need as many people to work as there are in Red Deer, Alta.

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