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Beef producers in Alberta are raising concerns over the open-pit coal extraction policy in the province.
Kirk Wesley of Case IH delivers his presentation on the farm management software AFS Connect to attendees of the Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase.
The Government of Alberta announced two programs are transitioning to Lakeland College.
The USDA and FDA signed a memorandum of understanding to shift regulatory responsibility of gene edited livestock to the USDA’s jurisdiction.
The Livestock Research Innovation Corporation has established a new International Research Advisory Committee to meet quarterly to help improve the livestock innovation system in the province.
Kyle Daeley discusses how universal compatibility is ciritical for ag tech moving forward, for both farmers and ag tech companies.
Grain Farmers of Ontario and Beef Farmers of Ontario have both identified diversity and inclusion as priorities moving forward.
Producers need to keep a close eye on stored grain as damage from insect feeding will cut into profit when it is marketed. Identifying these insects and managing them accordingly is essential for those with grain in the bin.
In 2020, a stubborn enemy emerged for corn farmers across the Great Plains: drought. Today, about half of the U.S. is in drought, with large swaths of Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Illinois impacted.
One of the things that we know for certain is what goes up must come down, and in the agriculture industry the opposite is also true.
A dairy farming family that lost a fifth of its herd to bovine TB has thanked the farming community and the wider public for their “overwhelming” support and generosity. Fred Harvey and his son Jack, 17, run a dairy herd of 125 milking cows,100 youngstock and they also rear all their own calves. But earlier […]
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Consumers have turned to dairy-based comfort foods during the coronavirus pandemic, boosting sales of cheese, butter and cream. Overall spending on dairy rose by 7.8% during 2020 compared with a year earlier, according to AHDB consumer insight manager Susie Stannard. Consumption by value was up 14.5% for cheese, 18.5% for butter and 22.8% for cream, […]
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Grants have been made available to help farmers in Scotland increase or upgrade slurry storage capacity, convert to organic farming or support priority bird species. Scotland’s Agri-environment Climate Scheme (AECS) opened for applications on 25 January. The window will close on 30 June – a longer period than usual to account for any potential delays […]
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Farmers and growers in England with more than 50 employees can register to be provided with free Covid-19 testing kits, as part of efforts to guarantee the nation’s food supplies. Defra has informed the NFU that food and drink businesses of a sufficient scale can register for government-funded lateral flow tests to allow for weekly […]
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After a shaky start, we have now completed planting our 20ha of agroforestry with just over 3,500 trees. Our pre-Christmas planting – with the whole Pawsey family, a couple of friends and two professional planters enlisted – was brought to a grinding halt when my eldest daughter’s Covid-19 test came back positive, which sent us […]
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Livestock worth an estimated £2.3m was stolen from UK farms in 2020 – making rustling one of the most costly crimes for British farmers after vehicle and machinery theft. The latest figures from NFU Mutual show a decrease from 2019, when livestock theft cost the UK about £3m. Lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis […]
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Fliegl has introduced its first chain-linked disc harrow for mixing soil and crop residues. Similar in format to the Australian-made Kelly harrow, it uses lengths of flexible, heavy-duty chain to carry discs designed to chop surface material and encourage weed seed germination. The German manufacturer says the implement has been designed for working on post-harvest […]
For the past 15 years, I have spent the first week of January in Oxford. The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) and the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) traditionally run at the same time across various venues in the city and I usually attend one or both. I find the conferences a welcome start to the […]
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Artificially rearing orphan and multiple lambs puts pressure on labour and production costs, but sheep farmers who get this system right will boost their lamb crops. Reliable and consistent nutrition is key to lamb survival and growth, whether it comes from the ewe or a milk replacer. For lambs reared on bottles and machines, vet […]
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Pig farmers in Northern Ireland who were financially hit last year by the temporary closure of the Cranswick meat plant are being offered a share of a support package worth £2.2m. Production at Cranswick Country Foods was halted for two weeks in August 2020 because of an outbreak of coronavirus among its workforce. The pig […]