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Four more workers at Canada’s largest dairy enter intentions to plead guilty to animal cruelty after undercover investigation

Earlier today, four more workers of Chilliwack Cattle Sales—the largest dairy factory farm in Canada— entered intentions to plead guilty to violating the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act on what was scheduled to be the first of a 12-day criminal trial. Lloyd Blackwell, Brad Genereux, Cody Larson, and Jonathan Talbot will admit that

Farmers in Maxime Bernier’s riding vote against him for supply management ‘lie’

Source: CBC News Local MP promised to protect set prices and quotas before election, then changed his tune for leadership bid Maxime Bernier’s quest to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada has inspired more than a thousand farmers in his Quebec riding of Beauce to get out the vote — against him, that is. Bernier is

Farmers Advised to Pay Attention to Power Lines

Farmscape for May 29, 2017 Full Interview 5:18 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging farmers to pay attention to power lines following a high number of power line contacts involving farm equipment this past month. Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop, issued Thursday, notes SaskPower has reported over 60 power line contacts this month involving farm equipment. Shannon

SCR Dairy Adds Two To Its North American Team

Source: SCR Dairy news release SCR Dairy is pleased to announce today that Dennis Dynneson and Gary Bradfield have joined its North American team. In his new role, Dynneson will be responsible for working with strategic accounts, as well as with SCR Dairy partners, in growing their business. Bradfield will serve as an application specialist

The Maranda Family – Keeping the Dairy Tradition Alive in Quebec

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Dairy Farmers of Canada has produced a book, Dairy Farmers—Deeply Rooted for a Strong Future that honours Canada’s dairy tradition and the contributions dairy farmers have made to Canada’s emergence as a nation. Download the book here . Thanks to Roger and Éric, the long line of Marandas can

Q&A: Supply management still works, says Ontario dairy farmer

Source: CBC News Supply management is a set of policies that control the price of products like milk, cheese and eggs in Canada. The longstanding policy has come under fire recently from several Canadian politicians including Conservative party leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier, who is a prominent voice against the controls. The U.S. dairy industry has also complained that

Saskatchewan Agriculture Reports Slow Planting Progress in Some Regions

Farmscape for May 12, 2017 Full Interview 7:41 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports spring planting across the province is variable with some regions facing slow going because of abundant moisture. Saskatchewan Agriculture released its weekly crop report for the period from May 2 to May 8 yesterday. Shannon Friesen, a Regional Crop Specialist, with Saskatchewan Agriculture,

Manitoba Agriculture Reports Good Seeding Progress Over Past Week

Farmscape for May 10, 2017 Full Interview 5:47 Listen Manitoba Agriculture reports, after getting off to a slow start, good seeding progress was made over the past week. In its weekly crop report, released Monday, Manitoba Agriculture indicates warm, dry and windy weather conditions prevailed across the province resulting in favorable drying of soil surfaces

Hoyt dairy farm’s history showcased in new book

Source: CBC News Canada Farm established 247 years ago represents New Brunswick in book about Canada’s dairy history A New Brunswick dairy farm is a little more famous this year. Dixon Valleyview Farms in Hoyt, now owned by Diana and Kevin Conroy, was chosen to represent New Brunswick in a book by Dairy Farmers of

Food Processing One of Canadian Manufacturing’s Economic Bright Spots

Farmscape for May 4, 2017 Full Interview 12:09 Listen Farm Credit Canada reports food processing remains one of the economic bright spots within the Canadian manufacturing sector. Farm Credit Canada has analyzed the importance of Canada’s food and beverage exports to the Canadian economy. The food and beverage sector includes any type of primary farm

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