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What's New at the London Farm Show at Western Fair District - March 7-9, 2018

Added by Joe Dales on February 20, 2018 at 4:15am — No Comments

Farms.com Technology Report - Using Imagery To Check Plant Health

Added by Joe Dales on December 15, 2017 at 6:42am — No Comments

Beautiful Video: The Farmer.

Added by Joe Dales on December 23, 2016 at 11:57am — No Comments

Introducing Farmer Clair Doan 2016 Nuffield Canada Scholar.





Farms.com had the opportunity to video interview farmer and agri banker Clair Doan who is also one of the 2016 Nuffield Canada scholars. Clair's Nuffield research project will focus on how Canada’s supply managed sectors, particularly poultry farmers, can manage during times of uncertainty with increased political and global market pressures. As an advocate for our… Continue

Added by Joe Dales on February 21, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Farmer Tim Burrack Shares His Thoughts on How Trade and Technology Is Important to Farmers and Society.

It was a pleasure to meet and talk to Tim Burrack.
Here is a link to http://www.truthabouttrade.org

Added by Joe Dales on July 24, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments

See this great spraying video - "Herbicide Spraying In Iowa"

Added by Joe Dales on May 31, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Have A Happy Thanksgiving And Safe Harvest From The Farms.com Team.

Added by Joe Dales on October 9, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Farms.com Corn Report: IGPC Ethanol Inc., Started By Farmers And Going Strong.

Added by Joe Dales on November 26, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Moose Creek, ON Tire Recycling Facility Expansion for production of eco-friendly recycled tire products including dairy and equine matting.

$18 Million Production Facility Expansion Boosts Ontario's Green Economy, Local Jobs

 

Moose Creek Tire Recycling completes facility expansion for production of eco-friendly recycled tire products

MOOSE CREEK, ON, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - A newly expanded production facility in Moose Creek, Ontario is boosting the local job market and advancing efforts to eliminate tire waste in the province. Today, Moose Creek Tire Recycling (MCTR) announced the completion of its…

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Added by Joe Dales on November 25, 2013 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

International Plowing Match Queen of the Furrow Video.

Added by Joe Dales on September 21, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Farmers Drive Their Tractors To Fendt Field Day.

Added by Joe Dales on July 12, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

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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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