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Väderstad appoints new VP Sales and Marketing in North America

Things are going well for the agricultural machine manufacturer Väderstad, one of the world’s leading companies within tillage and seeding. The Swedish company is growing, and simultaneously the company hires Jason Strobbe to the position of VP Sales and Marketing in North America. Jason joins Väderstad from a Canadian based agricultural equipment manufacturer as a NA Sales manufacturer. He will assume his new position at Väderstad on June 24.

Cynthia A. Grant, Renowned Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrition Researcher Inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Fertilizer Canada is pleased to congratulate Dr. Cynthia A. Grant on her successful nomination and acceptance as an inductee of the 2019 Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. Dr. Grant is now part of an elite group of ten women who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 1960.

Fertilizer Canada Encourages All Political Parties to Incorporate 4R Nutrient Stewardship into Climate Change Strategies

Fertilizer Canada is calling on all political parties in Canada to incorporate 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®) in their environmental action plans as a solution to climate change.

Canadian Horticultural Council and Canadian Produce Marketing Association Recognize NDP Commitment to Payment Protection for Produce Sellers

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) and Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recognize the commitment made on Sunday by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to implement protection for growers selling to the U.S. and taking immediate steps to restore Canada’s preferential access under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).

Ontario Field Strawberries are the Perfect Summer Treat

Ontario field strawberries are now ripe, with Ontario's berry growers saying this year's cool spring is resulting in an exceptional crop. "For most of us, Ontario strawberries are one of the great tastes of summer. You can enjoy these healthy and delicious fruits fresh on their own, baked in a dessert or made into jam," says Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "This Canada Day weekend, I encourage you to kick off your summer by choosing Ontario field strawberries and celebrate the good things that grow in Ontario."

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