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Minister MacAulay participates in Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the important role women play in the agriculture and agri-food sector, as well as the Canadian economy at large. This is why Budget 2018 launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to better support women entrepreneurs, to help them grow their businesses and to remove barriers to

Canadian Dairy Network and Holstein Canada Announce New Genetic Decision Software

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Earlier today, March 27, 2018,  Holstein Canada’s Brad Eggink and the Canadian Dairy Network’s Brian Van Doormaal announced the fall launch of Compass; a free, web-based software tool designed to aid producers in making more profitable breeding decisions while maximizing their herds genetic potential. Compass will be available as its own

Canada dairy sector booms amid Trump trade threats

Source: Bloomberg News David Wiens thought the 2,500-gallon (9,470-liter) stainless steel milk tank he purchased 20 years ago would provide more than enough storage for his dairy farm in Manitoba. These days he’s producing so much he’s had to order a new tank that can hold almost three times as much. “We have to have everyday

Governments invest in agricultural research into grain quality and storage

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing nearly $484,000 in equipment and infrastructure needed to conduct specialized research projects on grain preservation and storage, federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and Manitoba Agriculture Minister, Ralph Eichler announced March 23, 2018. Funding will be invested to complete the Prairie Agricultural Machinery

Manitoba Farmers Encouraged to Explore Support Through Manitoba Climate and Green Fund

Farmscape for March 23, 2018 Dan Mazier – Keystone Agricultural Producers Full Interview 9:33 Listen The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is encouraging stakeholders involved with agriculture to explore the possibility of accessing funding through the province’s planned climate and green fund to undertake conservation projects. Last week the Manitoba government introduced legislation designed to

The Co-operators welcomes BC Agriculture Council as its newest member

Source: BC Agriculture Council The Co-operators Group Limited is pleased to announce its newest member organization, the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC). The Co-operators, a Canadian insurance and financial services co-operative, now has 44 members, including co-operatives, credit union centrals and representative farm organizations. “Today we celebrate an exciting day for B.C. agriculture,” says Stan Vander

Advocate takes issue with proposal to put warning labels on some foods

Source: Halifaxtoday.ca Canadian farm families don’t have a seat at the dining room table when it comes to the country’s healthy eating strategy, according to an advocate in Atlantic Canada. He’s taking issue with a proposal to put warning labels on foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium. Ron Maynard says just because a

Farm animal care champions recognized with AFAC Awards of Distinction

Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care Winners are East Olds Dairy Farmers group and Lakeland College  Two outstanding contributors to advancing farm animal care in Alberta were presented with Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Awards of Distinction at the Livestock Care Conference in Olds, Alta., March 14-15, 2018. The AFAC Awards of Distinction recognize those who

AFAC celebrates 25 years and pushes ahead at Livestock Care Conference

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Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care Dr. Temple Grandin and other top experts discussed farm animal care Celebrating 25 years while pursuing opportunities to raise the bar. This was the focus of a broad contingent of livestock industry and farm animal care community participants who came together for the Livestock Care Conference, March 14-15 in Olds,

‘You try to protect what you can’: Fire causes $2M in damages to Osler-area dairy farm

Source: CBC News Saskatoon Dairy cattle among what was kept safe during Monday night firefighting effort It’s a total loss. That’s what firefighters say of a large quonset containing semi trailers that caught fire at a dairy farm in the Osler area on Monday night. The family who owns the farm is safe but there were approximately

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