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Many management decisions affect hay quality. After deciding when to cut, the next big decision is about the moisture content. Accurately timing how long to let the crop wilt when harvesting a forage crop will help ensure that it stores well.
Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, today extends its congratulations to Lisa Thompson, Member of Provincial Parliament for Huron-Bruce on her appointment as the provincial Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
The month of June is dedicated to recognizing and honouring the achievements, history and rich cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Together, we are building a stronger and more inclusive agriculture sector that advances meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples and reduces barriers for under-represented groups.
The nomination period for director positions with five Saskatchewan crop commissions is now open. The commissions seeking nominations include the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG), Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission (Sask Mustard), and Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission (SWCDC). SaskBarley is seeking nominations for three of six director positions, while Sask Wheat is looking for nominees for four of seven director positions. Eligible nominees for SaskBarley and Sask Wheat must be registered producers, which is any producer who has had a barley or wheat check-off deducted since August 1, 2019, and has not requested or received a check-off refund in the last fiscal year (August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021). All nominations must include contact information and signatures from at least two registered wheat or barley producers supporting the nomination.
The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission is a producer-led organization established by the Saskatchewan government in June 2013 to build a platform for growth in the province’s wheat industry. Its mandate is to enhance wheat producers’ competitiveness and profitability through research, market development, advocacy and communication activities.
CN Rail has announced plans to invest approximately $95 million in Manitoba in 2021 as part of CN’s $3 billion capital investment plan across its network. In Manitoba, CN’s investment will focus on technology and infrastructure maintenance to enhance safety and the fluidity of its network.
The Saskatchewan Stock Growers covered a lot of business during their Annual General Meeting this week. Among the resolutions passed, members called on the province to work with municipalities and livestock associations to develop a more predictable permitting process for intensive livestock operations.
This week, funding was announced to build public trust in agriculture and develop the next generation of agricultural leaders in Saskatchewan. The Province and the Federal Governments announced $1.5 million over two years in renewed funding for Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan (AITC-SK) and 4-H Saskatchewan.
The Province is working on making it easier for producers and food manufacturers to access funds under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership grant process. The Government says the changes will include a simplified grant application process that will allow applicants to receive their money faster, enabling companies to more easily create jobs and inject more money into the province’s economy.
Lisa Thompson will replace Ernie Hardeman as the minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs along with several other provincial cabinet changes.
Government agencies must work more closely with farmers and landowners, and empower them to carry out low-risk flood defence work, according to a new report released by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA). The recommendation is contained in the landowner lobby’s new report – A CLA Water Strategy: A Vision for the Water Environment […]
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Life on the farm at Belvoir is about to get a whole lot sweeter with the arrival of our very first beehives. Special thanks must go to Donya from Peacock Farm next door for bringing us a swarm and generally helping us to get going. Like most things in life, it’s certainly not as easy as […]
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A Gloucestershire farmer is raising funds for police and firefighters’ charities by driving his pair of Shire horses 650 miles to the north of Scotland, in memory of his late, ex-policeman brother. Jamie Alcock owns the 50-acre Coldcroft Farm at Huntley, to the west of Gloucester, where he keeps Gloucestershire cattle, Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs […]
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Suffolk maker Landquip has launched a new trailer sprayer range with the novel addition of a driven axle to improve performance in less favourable conditions. The PowerTrac is propelled by the towing tractor’s 1,000-speed pto, which spins a load-sensing axial piston pump on the sprayer. This fires oil to drive motors in the axle hubs, […]
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The threat of cutting farmers’ direct support if they do not carry out TB testing of their herd on time must end, the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said. During the earlier stages of the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) relaxed this warning for overdue TB tests. Under normal […]
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Oilseed rape prices have dropped, driven down by improved weather prospects in key growing areas and rumours over US president Joe Biden’s intervention in the biofuel market. Paris Matif rapeseed prices fell by as much as €20/t (£17.14/t) on Thursday 17 June before bouncing back to end the day €15/t (£12.85/t) below starting levels. The […]
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A new £46m grain distillery in the Scottish Borders could generate demand for 50,000 tonnes of cereal a year if the project gets the go-ahead. Planning proposals have been submitted by Jackson Distillers for the plant at Charlesfield Estate, near St Boswells. The aim is to have the site operational by 2023. Once up and […]
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An increase in sugar imports from Australia will make it “very difficult” for British sugar beet growers to remain competitive, the NFU has warned. Cambridgeshire beet grower and NFU Sugar board chairman Michael Sly fired the warning after reports emerged that Boris Johnson’s government had agreed an immediate tariff-free quota for 80,000t of Australian sugar […]
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The land market in Great Britain is experiencing a buoyant summer season, with demand expected to be significant for any properties launched in 2021. George Hipwell, director at Davidson & Robertson, said the market in north-east Scotland reflected the national picture, with undersupply continuing to be an issue and farms, lifestyle properties and forestry seeing […]
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In this episode, we catch up with 21-year-old farmer Kaleb Cooper – the surprise star of Jeremy Clarkson’s latest TV series. We speak to the Cambridgeshire farmer being sued by plant-based drinks giant Oatly – and examine the growing popularity of oats. See also: Video: Jeremy Clarkson tells FW farming ‘harder than I thought’ We look […]
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