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Sask. Pulse Growers adds new directors The AgriRisk Initiatives Program is accepting new applications. The program supports the development of new risk management tools for the agriculture sector. It will prioritize proposals involving new financial tools allowing agricultural producers to manage a defined business risk. Support will also be available for the development of risk […] Read more

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AgriRisk program accepts applications The AgriRisk Initiatives Program is accepting new applications. The program supports the development of new risk management tools for the agriculture sector. It will prioritize proposals involving new financial tools allowing agricultural producers to manage a defined business risk. Support will also be available for the development of risk assessments and […] Read more

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Dairy research receives federal funding As part of the Dairy Research Cluster, the federal government said it plans to invest more than $1.3 million in the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College to conduct research to improve dairy herd health. The funding is expected to support two projects: More than $1.2 million to […] Read more


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Food processing innovations funded The federal government is investing up to $4.6 million to the Food and Beverage Cluster to support research on product and technology innovations in cereals, oats, pulses and new ingredients that serve as natural preservatives. Led by the Canadian Food Innovators, the cluster will include an additional $2 million in contributions […] Read more

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Leadership program launches next year Farm Management Canada is launching a new National Farm Leadership Program designed for Canadian farmers. It begins Jan., 2, and residency takes places March 10-12 in Sidney, B.C. The program is eligible for up to $2,500 cost-share funding for farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The deadline to apply is Jan. […] Read more


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Funding to boost cherry exports The federal government is investing more than $241,000 in funding to the B.C. Cherry Association to improve market access for Canadian fresh cherries in new and existing export markets. The funding is intended to develop new promotional material and help pay for attendance at international trade shows and to find […] Read more

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Atlantic Canada boosts apple processing tech The federal government is investing nearly $2.5 million so that the Ocean Crisp Apple Company in Nova Scotia can buy and install automated and robotic equipment that increase capacity, improve efficiency and quality, and reduce water usage. An investment of $1,978,157 is being provided under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, […] Read more

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FMC welcomes new directors Farm Management Canada received 13 nominations for four available board positions. Annessa Good, a beef producer from Alberta was elected to the young farmer position. Dr. Derek Brewin, head of the Department Agribusiness and Ag Economics at the University of Manitoba was elected to the academic institution position. Andrea Gal, managing […] Read more


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Innovation in berries receives funding The federal government is investing up to $3.6 million to the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association in British Columbia to improve efficiency in production and quality of berries. This is expected to enhance the industry’s ability to adapt to a changing climate and improve clean growing practices through sustainable management […] Read more

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CIGI elects newboard members Trent Rude of Viterra was recently elected chair of the Canadian International Grains Institute’s board of directors. Drew Baker from the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association was elected as vice-chair, and Hannah Konschuh from the Alberta Wheat Commission was elected secretary. Also newly elected to the board was Carsten Bredin […] Read more