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Statement by Pierre Lampron, President of Dairy Farmers of Canada, in response to yesterday’s Nik Nanos Poll

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada “While we are very pleased by the important findings released today by Nanos Research- they are not surprising. Poll after poll has consistently shown that Canadians overwhelmingly support dairy farmers, and the system they use to produce their made-in-Canada products. These results also re-affirm that a majority of Canadians want

FarmCash: “a new competitive option“ Cash advance program provided by Alberta Wheat Commission will launch September 1

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) are pleased to announce another competitive option for Alberta’s crop, livestock and honey producers to help manage cash flow throughout the year. Beginning September 1, 2018, AWC will provide cash advances through FarmCash under AAFC’s federal Advance Payments Program (APP). APP is a federal

Canada facing ‘strong-arm’ tactics if U.S. and Mexico reach NAFTA deal on Tuesday as expected: lawyer

Source: National Post, Tom Blackwell The U.S. and Mexico will probably reach a two-way NAFTA deal Tuesday, paving the way for Canada to re-enter the trade talks as early as this week, says a lawyer closely following the negotiations. But Canada would return to the table – after four weeks of bilateral talks between its

Manitoba farmers and motorists reminded to keep safety a priority during harvest season

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives With harvest underway across much of the province, Manitoba Agriculture is reminding farmers, farm families, employees and motorists to keep safety as a top priority during this extremely busy period, recognizing there are many tasks to be completed when the weather co-operates.  Planning and taking appropriate precautions can help

Smart farms powered by ICT to boost dairy output IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 looks at smart technology

Source: International Dairy Federation The application of information and communication technology (ICT) has transformed dairy farms into smart farms, giving the dairy sector a boost. The Internet of Things (IoT), the use of data and robotics is enhancing efficiency and productivity in farm management. Global experts in smart farm technologies will share their expertise at

Planning for climate change in the agriculture sector

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The British Columbia agriculture sector will have new resources available to support their efforts in adapting to climate change. The Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) is providing $6 million in federal and provincial government support over the next five years through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The program builds on previous government supported work

Iceland is 2018 Cow of the Year!

Source: Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society The Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society is happy to announce that reigning National Show Grand Champion Richford Ironman Iceland is the 2018 Canadian Cow of the Year.  Iceland is bred and owned by Don and Karen Richardson and family of Richford Farms, St. Mary’s, Ontario. Iceland has come to notoriety as

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will ‘absolutely not’ give up on supply management

Source: CBC News Supply management is not on the table in free trade talks with the United States and Mexico, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated in advance of a visit to P.E.I. Monday. Trudeau’s visit includes time at Old Home Week, the provincial agricultural fair. In an interview with Laura Chapin on CBC’s Island Morning,

Growing U.S. protectionist sentiment factoring into NAFTA negotiations

Farmscape for August 13, 2018 Colin Robertson – Canadian Global Affairs Institute   Full Interview 18:42 Listen The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests a growing protectionist sentiment within the United States is factoring into the NAFA negotiations. Negotiations aimed at modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement are essentially on hold until next

Dr. Robert Moore is the 2018 Recipient of the Industry Distinction Award

Source: Canadian Dairy Network On behalf of its industry partners, the Board of Directors of Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) is pleased to announce its selection of Dr. Robert Moore, Scientific Manager at Valacta, as the recipient of the Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Distinction Award for 2018. This award recognizes his many contributions to the Canadian

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