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World’s leading farm safety organization holds annual conference in Nova Scotia

Source: International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health news release The largest annual gathering of professionals dedicated to farm safety took place in late June when the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) met in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Nearly 150 people attended from five countries, including 26 U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces.

Holstein Canada to conduct cattle assessments

Source: Holstein Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada and Holstein Canada are pleased to announce the signing of a four-year agreement reaffirming Holstein Canada as the preferred supplier for proAction Animal Care cattle assessments across Canada. Both national organizations renewed their agreement in July, which takes effect starting this fall. “This step of assessing animals is

Government helps young Canadians become stewards on the farm

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The Government of Canada is committed to helping farmers implement sustainable practices to keep the land, water and air healthy, while providing Canada’s youth with the tools they need to gain skills and work experience in the agriculture and agri-food sector. Celebrating an event at the Dean Farm today, Member

Crops, livestock feeling the heat on P.E.I.

Source: CBC news, Brian Higgins ‘We’ll be approaching an area of danger for crops’ The blistering heat on P.E.I. is taking its toll on farms with the lack of rain pushing the province closer to danger, according to the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture. It isn’t time to panic just yet, says executive director Robert Godfrey, but there’s reason to

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NMC seeks Award of Excellence nominations

Source: National Mastitis Council Award recognizes NMC leaders for contributions to milk quality improvement The National Mastitis Council (NMC) opened nominations for its coveted Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control. This award recognizes an NMC member who has provided sustained contributions to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension and/or education,

Economic strength of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sectors builds

Farmscape for July 25, 2018 Farm Credit Canada reports the economic strength of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sectors continue to build over the past year. Farm Credit Canada has released its 2017-2018 Annual Report. Corinna Mitchell-Beaudin, the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for FCC, says Canada’s crown agricultural lending corporation recorded record demand for financing

Weekly livestock market summary

From the July 23, 2018 Broadcast of Call of the Land First off today, as we do every Monday, we get the latest on the livestock markets. We’re joined on the line by Herb Lock of Farm$ense Marketing in Edmonton. Interview with Herb Lock (4:23 minutes) (2.00 Mb) An extended version of this week’s market

Saskatchewan applauds Ontario support of carbon tax court challenge

Farmscape for July 23, 2018 Scott Moe – Premier Saskatchewan Moe Statement 1:57 Listen Saskatchewan’s Premier is applauding Ontario’s support of Saskatchewan’s challenge of a federally imposed carbon tax. Last week Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Ontario will intervene in support of Saskatchewan’s challenge in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal of Ottawa’s authority to impose a

New app by Phibro helps dairy producers track trends, maximize performance

Source: Phibro news release Any dairy producer will tell you that data is a powerful tool in managing herd health and performance. From urine pH to feed intake to milk output, cows create a wealth of data points to be tracked, analyzed and learned from. Managing and analyzing this data is an important task but

Farmers supportive of federal government stand on trade

Farmscape for July 19, 2018 Lawrence MacAulay – Canada-Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay Conference Call 12:59 Listen Canada’s Agriculture Minister says Canada’s agricultural community has been very supportive of the federal government’s handling of issues related to Canada-U.S. trade. In response to U.S. tariffs on imported aluminum and steel Canada, Mexico, the European Union

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