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Rain Needed to Give Saskatchewan Crops a Boost

Farmscape for May 18, 2018 Daphne Cruise – Saskatchewan Agriculture Full Interview 6:28 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports rain is needed across much of the province to give crops a good start. Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report, released yesterday, indicates 35 percent of the crop is now in the ground, just ahead of the five year average

Raise a glass for World Milk Day!

Source: Dairy Processors Association of Canada On Friday, June 1st, we join the global dairy community to celebrate World Milk Day. This year, we Raise a Glass in recognition of the important role that dairy products play in a balanced diet. Dairy products are associated with bone health and reduced risk of chronic diseases. In

Governments Highlight Funded Activities for Manitoba Farmers Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada As the next step in implementing the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced that applications are now open to Manitoba farmers for many activities included under the Ag Action Manitoba program.   Quotes “Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key

Ag Action Manitoba Program for Farmers

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The Ag Action Manitoba program offers activities for farmers that support the growth and sustainability of primary agriculture in Manitoba.  Eligible farmers, including young and beginning farmers, can  apply to these program activities: Training and Consulting: includes skill development courses and training events related to transition or succession, farm

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Phibro Events and Innovations Expand Dairy Industry Collaboration, Knowledge of DCAD Nutrition

Source: Phibro Animal Health Corporation DCAD Think Tank brings together university researchers, dairy health leaders, Phibro experts Prepartum dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) nutrition is essential for optimizing the health and performance of dairy cows. Balancing prepartum DCAD diets for transition dairy cows is one of the most effective tools for alleviating hypocalcemia. However, formulating prepartum diets

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions disappointed in further delays to Bill C-49

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley are disappointed to learn that Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, was not passed this week. Further delays run the risk that farmers could see another crop year with no mechanisms in place to hold the railways accountable. The commissions continue to urge quick

Supply management could become a NAFTA bargaining chip

Source: Lethbridge Herald, Dave Mabell Its roots go back to the Second World War. Today, supply management of some key food items has become a way of life for Canadian consumers and producers But it could become a “bargaining chip” in the ongoing North American trade negotiations. And that, a Lethbridge audience was cautioned, could lead

Summary of the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar

Source: David Christensen, University of Saskatchewan Another great week of information for dairy producers and all associated with the industry. The theme was “Achieving Dairy Excellence” and as usual there was great attendance with 889 registered. The lead off presentation was by Gwyn Jones, Board Member of The UK Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board. He

Maugerville man prime example of resilient spirit during devastating flood

Source: CBC News From rescuing livestock to delivering supplies, Moxon has proven to be the ultimate neighbour For about two weeks severe flooding has wreaked havoc throughout New Brunswick, and for about two weeks New Brunswickers have shown resilience, compassion and patience in the face of an unprecedented disaster. Jason Moxon is a prime example.

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Bayer, the Do More Agriculture Foundation to provide mental health resources to Canadian producers

Source: Bayer news release Bayer is pleased to announce it has partnered with The Do More Agriculture Foundation – a not-for-profit organization focused on raising awareness and promoting mental well-being for farmers in Canada. As part of the partnership, Bayer’s Crop Science division has contributed $20,000 to the Foundation to support its mission of providing

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