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The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation have partnered with SaskTIP to find information about the shootings of livestock.
Providing data and information to producers is one way Canadian Space Agency representatives want to use their technology.
Thanksgiving celebrations will look different for many Americans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatherings are likely to be fewer and farther between, with social distancing and perhaps even remote family get-togethers.
This article examines the changing distribution of world corn production since 2000. Data are from the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service’s Production, Supply, and Distribution data base. This article is a companion to the farmdoc daily articles of November 4 and November 16, 2020.
Understanding the behavior of P and K in the soil and crop will help you better manage winter fertilizer applications.
Clarkson University research, which shows how surplus milk may be used to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil-fuel based power plant emissions, is featured on the front cover of the November issue of Advanced Sustainable Systems.
Manitoba Agriculture has released its Summary of Insects on Crops in Manitoba in 2020. Insect pests of greatest concern were flea beetles in canola, armyworms (cereal), cutworms, and grasshoppers.
Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) latest trade report says one of Canada’s greatest opportunities for growth in global trade is in the food and beverage processing industry.
To put digital agriculture to full use, farmers will need to use networks of sensors and have the ability to translate data into decision-making tools.
Feed grain and oilseed prices have undergone some dramatic changes over the past couple of months.
The H5N8 avian influenza strain has been confirmed in poultry and captive birds at a premises near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. 3km and 10km temporary control zones have been put in place to limit the risk of the disease spreading. Tests are ongoing to determine the pathogenicity of the strain, Defra said. See also: Avian […]
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The unsettled weather continues to frustrate, preventing sustained amounts of field work, and the biggest concern in the south-west is that a lot of barley yellow dwarf virus sprays still have to be made. One benefit of the wet conditions is that the mild start to November has helped later-sown crops establish quickly, although it […]
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A review of HS2’s land and property acquisition operation contains useful recommendations, but misses fundamental points on dispute resolution and advice, according to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). Dispute resolution is a very important area and the report acknowledges that HS2’s current scheme isn’t working because claimants don’t trust it, said Kate Russell […]
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More details have emerged of the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) – Defra’s stop-gap scheme to support farm incomes until the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme is rolled out in 2024. Speaking at the recent Kelloggs Origins conference, Rob Cooke of Natural England explained that expressions of interest were being taken for the pilot scheme, which […]
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A Sussex farmer says he is devastated after dogs jumped into a fenced field overnight and killed 18 of his sheep. The massacre happened sometime between 1am and 4am on Friday 20 November at Pegden House Farm in Nash Lane, Scaynes Hill. Distraught farmer Richard Grover said all but two of the 20 sheep he […]
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Preservative-treated timber fence posts have developed a pretty dire reputation over the past decade or so. Countless farmers have shelled out thousands for these products, gone to the expense of putting them into a fence and then found, five years down the line, that they’ve rotted off at ground level. As a result, many have […]
We are getting 650 ewe lambs ready for tupping. They are all bolused and eating stubble turnips, so we are hoping for a great scanning. The ewes are also in fantastic condition, so we are expecting some good results. We have 600 fat lambs left from our April lambing. We have split these into two […]
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The outlook for UK prices is expected to be influenced by Chinese demand prospects and currency volatility in the next few weeks, says Cofco UK trading director Stuart Shiells. The widely anticipated demand destruction resulting from Covid-19 has largely been dissipated by a series of world events. While many people and businesses have suffered greatly […]
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I know what I’m about to say is just about as predictable as complaining about the weather, but how is it nearly December? I feel as if I blinked during calving season in the spring, and now we’re talking about Christmas trees. Despite being a year to remember (or perhaps forget), there is still a […]
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Getting ewe nutrition right is not only critical to the health of the ewe and her lambs, both present and future, it is also pivotal when it comes to profitability. Nerys Wright, knowledge exchange manager for AHDB Beef & Lamb says sheep liked a steady, consistent feed and it was important to keep the rumen […]
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