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Jacques Lefebvre joins Dairy Farmers of Canada as Chief Executive Officer

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacques Lefebvre as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 8, 2018. With over 25 years of experience across multiple sectors, Mr. Lefebvre is a strong leader that brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to DFC. Additionally,

Manitoba Agriculture Minister to Focus on Common Interests and Goals During Agriculture Chairs Summit

Farmscape for January 3, 2018 Ralph Eichler – Agriculture Minister Manitoba Full Interview 7:44 Listen Manitoba’s Agriculture Minister says he will focusing on common goals and common interests when he takes part in the 2018 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit in Kansas City, Missouri. The Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit hosted by State Agriculture and Rural Leaders, set

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Farms at the Table Conference explores ways to connect with consumers

Source: Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan Farms at the Table Conference brings together all corners of the agri-food sector to explore ways to foster public trust. The fourth annual ‘Farms at the Table’ Conference took place December 14 & 15 in Saskatoon, SK with representatives from crops, livestock, horticulture, retail, education and government in attendance.

Canola Performance Trial Results for 2017 Posted Online

Source: Canola Council of Canada Canola Performance Trial (CPT) results for 2017 are loaded into the online searchable database at canolaperformancetrials.ca. Canola growers can use this valuable online tool to finalize seed decisions for 2018. CPTs compare leading canola varieties in small-plot and field-scale trials. With the tool, growers can filter results to province, season

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR WORLD DAIRY EXPO RECOGNITION AWARDS

Source: World Dairy Expo news release World Dairy Expo is accepting nominations for the 2018 Expo Recognition Awards now through February 1, 2018. Producers, organizations, academic staff and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals to recognize their outstanding work and dedication to the dairy industry. Expo Recognition Awards will be

Saskatchewan & Quebec Farm Operations named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017

Source: Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer’s Program Derek & Tannis Axten of Axten Farms Ltd- Minton, SK and Véronique Bouchard & François Handfield of Ferme aux petits oignons at Mont-Tremblant, QC were chosen as National Winners from seven regional farmers at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) Program’s national event held last week in Penticton BC. Meeru

AgSafe Alberta On-farm Advisor Services Pilot Project

Source: Milking Times, Donna Trottier AgSafe Alberta AgSafe Alberta endeavours to nurture a farm safety culture that includes farm families, farm employees and farm managers alike, adopting safety as a part of everyday farm life. To help producers customize safety that matches the needs of their operations, AgSafe Alberta hired three farm safety Advisors with

NEW ONLINE TOOL TO BETTER SAFEGUARD ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES LAUNCHED

Source: U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) news release A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction. The Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS) is the most complete source of global information on animal

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Minister MacAulay wraps up successful China agricultural trade mission

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, today wrapped up a successful 10-day visit to China, finishing a series of promotional events and meetings that raised the profile of Canadian agricultural products to our second-most valuable agri-food export market. The three-city mission will help Canada reach its goal

Proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 761 are now posted for comment

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario In July 2016, DFO requested changes to Ontario Regulation 761 to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission, in order to implement the P5 harmonized penalty programs for Somatic Cell Count, Bacteria and Abnormal Freezing Point. DFO’s request also included the addition of new animal care and welfare provisions. The proposed

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