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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food in Canada, will be in Regina to announce a new $19 million project by Protein Industries Canada
Phyto Organix Foods Inc. is pleased to announce that it has executed a letter of intent to purchase 15 acres of land in the Town of Strathmore, Alberta from the Western Irrigation District as the location of its new, state-of-the-art, net zero emission plant protein processing facility.
Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister is happy two big grain companies finally have the option to ship canola to China.
Examining employment, workforce, and hiring trends takes on a whole new level of importance after the pivotal events of the past two years
Paul Maurice, the director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture provides his insight on how the Ontario can grow economically within the ag and rural sectors in the province.
Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including one Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director and one Rural Development (RD) State Director.
Many of the soybean acres in Michigan are planted in 15-inch rows using split-row planters. These planters are significantly more expensive than planters of comparable width set up for 30-inch rows and producers want to know if the extra expense is justified.
Challenging weather conditions due to a combination of excess moisture and cool temperatures have inhibited spring planting, resulting in the potential for above normal acres of prevented planting.
Research results from 66 on-farm soybean planting rate trials can help producers make replant decisions.
For the week ending May 15, 2022, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The stakes are much higher and the risk is far greater, but in most situations the margins should still be there, say commentators, when asked about the prospects for next season’s combinable crops. With growers starting to make plans for the autumn, all are agreed that current market volatility and inflationary pressures mean that a […]
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Threshing machines were an international success story for British manufacturers, and the companies involved became global leaders, but the combine harvester market proved a far harder nut to crack. Britain’s threshing machine success lasted for much of the 100-year period from the 1840s, and at the peak of demand there was a long list of […]
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Cattle paperwork errors, whether pre-meditated or unwitting, risk undermining food safety and threaten consumer trust in beef and dairy, says Defra. It has reminded farmers that animal identification and traceability underpins food safety. The warning follows the Ballinloan Jaegerbomb scandal, and the Trading Standards review of the Bells of Hilltop Farm Cumbria, which resulted in a […]
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Farmer, fitness instructor and Britain’s Fittest Farmer (BFF) judge Tom Kemp gives his advice on how to get fit, both mentally and physically. He says focusing on improving sleep can be a useful starting point, in tandem with making changes to nutrition and ensuring you stay well hydrated. See also: Britain’s Fittest Farmer opens for […]
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We got planning permission for our sheep dairy. It came through on 25 April, and we’re working towards a target of milking sheep in seven weeks. The digger broke ground on 2 May. I’m writing this 11 days later and groundworks finish today – steel and concrete works start next week. Sump tanks, toilet tanks, […]
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Wales has opened its Small Grants – Environment Scheme for applications to support investment in capital works that improve water quality or reduce flood risk. Welsh farmers are also being encouraged to apply for the Small Grants – Efficiency Scheme, which supports investment in new equipment and technology to enhance the technical, financial and environmental […]
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Arla’s farmgate milk price is set to rise by 4.49p/litre from 1 June for a standard manufacturing litre. This 10% price increase for members will lift prices to 47.79p/litre based on a standard manufacturing litre of 4.2% butterfat and 3.4% protein. The manufacturing price includes the co-op’s current guaranteed minimum 13th payment of 1.349p/litre and […]
Gene-edited crop production is to be accelerated by the government to help guarantee food supplies for Britain in the face of the conflict in Ukraine. The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill will supersede EU laws and remove rules blocking research into gene-editing technology. The first reading of the government bill supporting the development of gene-edited […]
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A cash advance of 25% has been announced by British Sugar and NFU Sugar ahead of the 2022-23 season to help ease pressure on beet growers. The advance payment is interest-free and is due to be paid to farmers during the third week of June. The advance is about four months ahead of when growers […]
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Caroline Drummond, 58, champion of sustainable farming and the driving force behind Open Farm Sunday, has passed away following a short illness. An announcement from Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf), the organisation she helped develop and led for more than 30 years, announced the news on Tuesday 24 May “with profound sadness”. See also: Caroline […]
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