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Representatives of several counties in Ontario recently expressed concern over the property valuation and taxation processes for aggregate sites.
Groups from across the Canadian agricultural industry request that AgriStability payments be triggered at 85 per cent of historical reference margins, with no reference margin limits, to help farmers through a difficult year.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers feels there hasn't been enough focus on Agriculture during Saskatchewan's Provincial Election campaign. Chair Darryl Fransoo says they sent a questionnaire out to each of the registered parties on September 24th but unfortunately they only heard back from two parties.
The Growing Agriculture: 2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Election Forum this week covered a lot of ground. The 90-minute virtual event was organized by APAS and the Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association.
Recently, Results Driven Agriculture Research representatives announced their research priorities.
Farm Credit Canada managed to raise over 17.6 million meals with the help of their partners to donate to food banks across the country.
The value of the Canadian dollar vis-à-vis the American dollar is widely reported and widely watched because of its importance to business. However, many lesser discussed currency issues also play a role. Let’s start with the basics and follow up with more nuanced impacts.
The Government of Alberta recently transitioned the two research facilities to Lethbridge College.
Researchers at Mohawk college are testing sensor and the Internet of Things applications in agriculture, including monitoring microclimates to predict apple pests.
As part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program, non-federal not-for-profit partners can apply for funding to help producers and other landowners trap feral pigs on their properties.
European politicians have rejected proposed bans on terms such as “veggie burger” or “veggie sausages” for plant-based alternatives to meat. But proposals to ban the use of phrases such as “yoghurt substitute” or “imitation cheese” for alternative products that contain no dairy have been accepted in the European Parliament. In votes on issues relating to […]
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Farmers in Northern Ireland will soon be able to apply for grants covering 40% of the cost of a list of items of equipment and machinery ranging in value from £5,000 to £30,000. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) is opening the third tranche of Tier 1 of the Farm Business Improvement […]
The Irish government has insisted that livestock marts must continue with online video sales only, despite technical problems over the weekend that led to delays at 16 sales and the cancellation of four others. Marts were told to move all their sales online on 21 October after Ireland moved to Level 5 restrictive measures as […]
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European farm leaders have dismissed claims from environmentalists that current plans for CAP reform do not go far enough, warning that much of the criticism comes from activists who have no experience of the realities of farming. The row over the future direction of farming support has intensified after the European Parliament (EP) last week […]
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Vaccinating dairy cows against the bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) virus can lift milk yields by up to 1 litre/day, a recent global study has shown. A total of 1,463 cows across four herds endemically infected with BVD were vaccinated with Bovela. Half of the animals in each herd were left unvaccinated to compare the effects […]
The wet October weather continues to frustrate drilling progress across parts of the UK, and it is also resulting in a greater amount of crop effect from the pre-emergence herbicides. In some heavy land situations in the North, seed-bed quality is so poor that it has been too risky to apply a pre-emergence herbicide, which […]
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A Welsh sheep farm is growing 4t/ha DM more grass a year by adopting a rotational grazing system and managing grass well, allowing it to support a new dairy heifer rearing enterprise. The Jones family runs a flock of 850 breeding ewes at Llys Dinmael Isaf, a Farming Connect focus farm near Corwen, with additional […]
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TV presenter turned farmer Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he is an avid reader of Farmers Weekly – the UK’s leading farming publication. Writing in his latest column for The Sunday Times Magazine, Mr Clarkson says: “I spend every single evening with my nose buried in a copy of the countryside bible – Farmers Weekly. It’s my […]
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If you have read this column before, you will know that I am a big fan of social media. As an industry, it gives us a unique opportunity to showcase the truth about what we’re doing, busting any misconceptions or rumours with facts, photos and generally just on-farm proof. It upsets me, therefore, to still […]
Mainstream vehicle manufacturers have all but abandoned the dedicated off-road sector in favour of luxury, mass-market soft-roaders that reel in the big bucks. That might seem like a smack in the chops for those seeking an honest working tool, but the void is starting to be filled by smaller specialist firms that can justify building […]