Ag Notes

Man. growers fund innovation centre Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers has committed $200,000 as a sponsor of the Prairie Innovation Centre’s Collaboration Zone at Assiniboine College’s North Hill campus in Brandon. The centre aims to expand seats in agriculture-related programming from 300 to more than 800. Key to the success of the centre is the […] Read more

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Alberta 4-H elects board 4-H Alberta announced the appointment of its first elected board members at its annual general meeting in May. Joining the board are Scott Bodie (diversity director), Tim Church (area director, East/West Central), Andrea Hanson (area director, Calgary/South), Evan Jamieson (youth representative), Syeda Khurram (diversity director), Kathleen Linder (area director, Northwest), Nora […] Read more

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Grain safety program continues The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and Corteva Agriscience Canada will continue to collaborate with the BeGrainSafe’s grain safety program through 2022. The rural community safety program provides rural fire departments with the training and specialized equipment needed to rescue individuals who become trapped in grain. Corteva’s sponsorship has enabled CASA to […] Read more


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FCC appoints directors James Laws and Michele Hengen have been reappointed to Farm Credit Canada’s board of directors for a three-year term. Rita Achrekar, Sylvie Chagnon and Michael Tees are appointed to a four-year term. College offers new BSc degree Lethbridge College’s new bachelor of agriculture science program is expected to launch in September. The […] Read more

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Researchers launch slug survey A new survey at the Dr. Lien Luong laboratory is targeting slugs on agricultural and horticultural fields within 100 kilometres of the Edmonton region. A cluster of producers further than the 100 km radius who had issues with slugs in 2020 can also arrange field visits by technicians. Farmers and agronomists […] Read more


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Bacteria tester receives CFIA grant Precision Biomonitoring has received a grant from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency through the Innovative Solutions Canada Program to develop a testing device aimed at improving detection of food-borne bacteria. Project BISTRO is focused on developing a rapid point-of-need solution to detect harmful pathogenic bacteria, including listeria and salmonella, particularly […] Read more

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Organic acquisition finalized Above Food Corp. has finalized a share purchase agreement with Farmer Direct Organic Foods Ltd. of Moose Jaw, Sask. FDO organic foods distributes certified organic specialty legume proteins and grain to more than 2,000 retail locations, with plans to increase to 10,000 retail locations within a year. FDO’s organic portfolio will use […] Read more

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Alta. Open Farm Days registration available Alberta farms and ranches can register to participate in this year’s Open Farm Days, which will be held Aug. 14-15. The weekend event showcases the province’s agriculture industry and growing the agri-tourism sector. Host farms open their gates to share their agricultural experiences with their urban neighbours and to […] Read more


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Alta. launches online Emergency Registration The new MyAlberta Emergency Registration System is designed to make it safer and easier for people to register for a reception centre during an emergency, such as a wildfire or flood. Registering online as soon as an emergency is declared allows the public to quickly access government services. The system […] Read more

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FCC fund donates to local projects Farm Credit Canada has donated $150,000 through the FCC Regina Spirit Fund to 18 local charitable and non-profit organizations in Regina to support community enhancement projects. The fund has supported the completion of 211 projects since it was created in 2008 worth more than $1.7 million. The next application […] Read more