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Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada's plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
CASE Construction Equipment has introduced comprehensive enhancements to its entire line of G Series wheel loaders to improve performance and productivity, increase uptime, and empower the operator with greater control and understanding of the machine and its work.
Further enhancing the machine operation in demanding forestry applications, John Deere adds its Smooth Boom Control (SBC) technology to its M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and MH-Series Tracked Harvesters.
Calving season is coming to an end. Shawn Cabak is a Livestock and Forage Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development.
For Earth Day (April 22), The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) is announcing $2.8 million in new grants to 23 projects delivered by 20 Manitoba-based conservation groups. “These funds provide new opportunities to improve land, water, wildlife and soil conservation across the province,” said Tim Sopuck Chief Executive Officer of Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.
Western Canadian Wheat Growers released the following statement in regards to the 2021 Federal Budget: In analyzing the 2021 Federal budget, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers see little that will benefit grain farmers. Agriculture has been a strong contributor to Canada’s economy during COVID-19 and should be supported accordingly. Grain farmers have been early adopters of the latest technology that maximizes production and minimizes costs, but the 2021 budget recognizes none of this.
Science Lesson Plans Helps K-12 Students Understand Regenerative Agriculture and the Environment Acclaimed Directors, Josh and Rebecca Tickell (Oscar® shortlist for “Fuel,” Official Selection Cannes Film Festival for “The Big Fix”) have released KISS THE GROUND: FOR SCHOOLS, a 45-minute-long educational version of their latest critically lauded have teamed up with the National Science Teachers’ Association (#NSTA) to bring science-based lesson plans and resources to K-12 teachers nationwide. With epic footage shot on five continents, striking visuals from NASA and NOAA, and stunning animation, the documentary conveys this critical message through the voices of leading scientists, ecologists, and experts including Nobel Laureates in climate, members of the International Panel on Climate Change, top scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), as well as environmental activists such as Giselle, Tom Brady, Jason Mraz, Ian Somerhalder, Patricia Arquette, and Ros
The Ontario government is implementing a $22 million cost-sharing program to encourage farmers to adopt technology to protect worker wellness and enhance productivity.
The USDA Prospective Plantings report on March 31st indicated that U.S. farmers this year intended to plant 91.444 million acres of corn and 87.6 million acres of soybeans. These estimates sent shockwaves through the grain markets.
Herbicides applied to an emerged crop just prior to or during cold weather may be more injurious compared with favorable weather conditions. During cold weather when plants are not actively growing or growing slowly, the rate of translocation and metabolism of herbicide by the plant slows down, which can mean an accumulation of herbicide that is not being metabolized.
Dairy processor Arla Foods has announced a 1.36p/litre milk price rise for both conventional and organic producers. The rise from 1 May takes prices to 32.79p/litre for conventionally produced milk and 41.15p/litre for Arla’s organic producers. Prices are based on collection every other day in the top-quality band and a 1m litre annual supply at […]
With dry weather conditions forecast to persist across the UK, farmers are being urged to take steps now to mitigate the impact of challenging growing conditions on their businesses. According to the Met Office, on 20 April, the UK had seen just 16% of the average rainfall for the whole of the month of April, […]
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An eleventh-hour plan to save Cumbria’s Newton Rigg College from closure by opening an independent college on the site has been launched. Community organisation Newton Rigg Ltd (NRL) is calling for support for its “urgent action plan” to rebuild the future of land-based education in the county. NRL’s bid to rebuild Newton Rigg would start […]
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British dairy exports remained at drastically low levels in February in the wake of Brexit, according to figures published by the AHDB. The figures, drawn from HMRC data, show trade with Europe down more than 90% for certain products compared with a year earlier. AHDB analyst Charlie Reeve said that in February 2020 there were […]
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Deadweight lamb values have continued to rise, with supplies of old-season stocks dropping and the main flow of the 2021 crop yet to kick in. Although the low ebb between crops is a seasonal norm, this year’s trough has been wider and deeper, driving up prices. Supplies continue to be affected by a rush to […]
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Voters go to the polls in Wales on 6 May to decide who will form the next Welsh parliament and, since agriculture is a devolved matter, the farming vote is an important one. Votes will be won and lost on a number of key issues, not least the one that has provoked collective fury from […]
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In this episode, we look at how farmers are tackling the cold, dry spring – with crops and grass in desperate need of rain. Farm machinery suppliers and manufacturers are warning of shortages – have you got your spares in the shed? See also: Farms prepare for difficult conditions as dry spell looms How will […]
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Farmers have been urged to use Great British Beef Week (23-30 April) to show the government why it should support the promotion of sustainable British beef at home and abroad. NFU president Minette Batters, a co-founder of Ladies in Beef, which is promoting the annual industry campaign, said it was a crucial moment for UK […]
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Oilseed rape has continued to hold its own as one of the best break crop choices for grower Kit Papworth in north Norfolk. He recognises that he has a few advantages when it comes to growing the crop. Light soils and a diverse rotation have helped to keep pest pressures down in recent years, while […]
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Farmers are still the main buyers in England but only just, accounting for 52% of farms, estates and blocks of publicly marketed land larger than 100 acres last year. Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database records the details of all such sales, which shows that the proportion bought by lifestyle buyers and private investors has risen […]
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