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Source: Equipment Technologies news release To accommodate the company’s growth in Canada, Equipment Technologies leaders announced they have hired a new Regional Director to manage business development, sprayer and parts distribution, and customer experience in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Eric Friesen brings almost 20 years of experience in farm equipment maintenance and business

2018 Holds Promise for Food Producers Processors Retailers

Farmscape for January 10, 2018 Craig Klemmer – Farm Credit Canada Full Interview 13:45 Listen An Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada says a strengthening world economy is creating new opportunities for Canada’s producers and processors of food products and retailers. Agricultural Economists with Farm Credit Canada are encouraging Canadian food producers, processors and retailers to

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,

Metro Vancouver land-matching project connects new farmers to farmland

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A pilot project that matches new farmers looking to get their start in B.C. agriculture with available fertile farmland in the Metro Vancouver area will kick off in 2018, thanks to a $25,000 investment from the governments of Canada and British Columbia. The project is led by the Young Agrarians,

Avivagen Announces Positive Results from Dairy Cattle Trial

Source: Avivagen news release Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTC Pink:CHEXF) (Avivagen or the Corporation), a Corporation with a proven and commercially-ready, patent-protected product intended to replace the use of antibiotics added to livestock feeds as growth promoters, announces the completion of a trial testing OxC-beta™ Livestock 10% (“OxC-beta”) in dairy cattle conducted by COFCO Biotech of

Frozen machinery, sick cows: Farmers struggle during extreme cold snap

Source: CBC News Pipes and machinery freezing, cattle getting pneumonia as air feels around -40 for days The cows at Ferme Racine in Casselman, Ont., let farmers know when their barn’s pipes have frozen. “If they’re all surrounding the bucket, you’ll see there’s something wrong,” said dairy farmer Marc-Antoine Racine. “You can see they’re

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food to promote Trade and NAFTA at American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Tennessee

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will visit Tennessee from January 5 to 8, 2018, where he will deliver a keynote address to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention and participate in activities to promote Canada-U.S. trade. Minister MacAulay will attend the 99th Annual American


Source: Kemin Industries news release Today Kemin Industries announced the creation of a Canadian division and will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on January 18, 2018, at its new location in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Kemin has acquired the assets of its long-time distributor Agri-Marketing Corp. Agri-Marketing was founded in 1973 in Mont-Saint-Hilaire

National proAction® Committee Meeting

Source: Alberta Milk, milking times, Morgan Hobin, proAction® Coordinator Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) hosted the annual face-to-face meeting of its proAction® Committee on November 5 and 6, 2017 in Ottawa. Alberta Milk was represented by Klaas Vander Veen (DFC Director); Martin Van Diemen (Board Director); Morgan Hobin, proAction coordinator, and Mike Slomp, producer services manager.

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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