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The United States has been talking about the possibility of using canola for renewable diesel. Jon Driedger is vice-president of LeftField Commodity Research. "That's something that's very much on our radar," he said. "It's legislation and policy and sort of a regulatory dynamic that creates an element of uncertainty in regards to, do laws get passed, what do they look like? and that sort of thing. Certainly it's one of the things, that's on our radar, is the potential for demand for canola oil to increase substantially out of the U.S. depending a little bit on what those biofuel policies look like and if and when they pass."
Farmers gathered some key information during Alberta's Agronomy Update this week. The virtual event brought together over 500 participants throughout the two days. One of the featured speakers was retired Soil Scientist Rigas Karamanos who cautioned producers about the impact the drought can have on the nutrient situation in the soils.
The 2021 Clubroot Distribution Map is compiled annually through Ministry of Agriculture surveys and reports/samples submitted by producers and agrologists. The map outlines the Rural Municipalities where clubroot has been identified. Saskatchewan began scouting for clubroot in 2017, and to date 80 commercial canola fields in the province have been identified with visible signs of the disease. The latest report from the Province and Sask Canola show five new fields with visible symptoms of clubroot.
The Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission passed a resolution during their Annual General Meeting this week to look into the possibility of amalgamation with the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission. The group has entered into preliminary discussions with Sask Wheat.
Scoular opened their new high speed flax processing plant this week at Regina. Stats show that Saskatchewan farmers grow more than 80 per cent of the Canadian crop. Jeff Vipond is Scoular's Vice President and General Manager for Pulses, Seeds, Distilling and Milling.
The National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (National ACT) elected four student officers to serve until July of 2022
China’s commerce ministry said on Tuesday it will maintain anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on imports of distillers grains (DDGS), a by-product of ethanol production used in animal feed, from the United States during a review.
Increased prices on fertilizer are expected to result in a larger than normal share of farm dollars being spent on nutrient needs in 2022. For corn producers, securing a return on their investment in nitrogen is a significant concern.
Farmers and economists are wringing their hands on how to get a handle on record-high fertilizer prices heading into the 2022 crop year, and a new report compiled by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University suggests prices may not be done going up due to several factors.
Increased acreage and higher yields for corn and soybeans led to record high soybean production and near-record high corn production, according to the 2021 Crop Production Annual Summary released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Pig industry leaders say they are not convinced the extension of the Slaughter Incentive Payment Scheme (Sips) will help the sector in a meaningful way, even though payments have risen and the rules have been widened. Sips was introduced late last year and was designed to reduce the backlog of pigs on farms by offering […]
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Long-awaited government proposals to better manage England’s protected landscapes are a missed opportunity, according to landowners. The plans for National Parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) were set out in a government response to an independent review completed two years ago. The Landscapes Review, published in 2019 by former government adviser Julian Glover, […]
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The RSPCA is urging dog owners to always keep their pets on leads near livestock after four sheep from the same flock died in recent months. Two sheep were savaged to death and a further two fell to their death after being attacked by loose dogs in the Peak District in Derbyshire. In the latest […]
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Defra has extended the interim phase of the Future Farming Resilience Fund by up to six months until September 2022. This phase of the fund, previously set to end in March, has been extended to allow the providers more time to deliver the report. The scale-up phase, which was due to begin in April, is […]
Kubota has renamed its long-standing MGX range the M6-001 Utility series, which spans the same 104hp to 143hp segment to slot between the smaller M5-002 and higher-spec M6-002. Little else has changed, aside from improvements to exhaust after-treatment where diesel particulate filter regeneration can be achieved at lower engine revs – down from 2,000rpm to […]
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Pneumonia cases are now few and far between and calf growth rates are exceeding 1kg a day since a climate-controlled calf unit, similar to a broiler house, was erected at Beckside Farm, Cumbria. The decision by the Morris-Eyton family to invest in a new calf shed came about when they expanded the herd from 250 […]
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Forward-thinking farmers must be more efficient and sustainable to meet the multitude of challenges heading their way – including increased competition in a global market. An increase in productivity is vital, say experts – a feat achieved by farmers and growers for the past 30 years, even if the UK’s growth rate has been slower […]
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Defra has granted the English sugar beet industry an emergency authorisation to use neonicotinoid-treated seed due to the risk posed by virus yellows. For the 2022 sugar beet planting season, growers will be allowed to use seed treated with Syngenta’s neonicotinoid Cruiser SB (thiamethoxam) to stave off the threat of virus yellows, which is spread […]
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In this episode, MPs say government plans to replace direct payments for farmers in England are based on ‘blind optimism’ and lack clarity. We examine the report – and its implications for farmers and grower We have a glimmer of good news on slurry and manure spreading rules. See also: FW Opinion: Food inflation pain […]
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Making long-term plans is tough, especially when trying to deal with short-term problems of the magnitude now being faced by pig producers. “The past eight months or so have been the most emotionally and financially stressful we’ve ever had,” says Vicky, whose family business, based near Driffield, East Yorkshire, has 1,700 breeding sows on a […]
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