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Canada | 18 January 2018
Telus, Microsoft backing agriculture innovation project

Some of this country’s largest technology companies are backing a $250 million, nationwide industry-led project shortlisted for federal innovation funding and designed to spur economic growth by bette...


Canada | 7 January 2018
Vancouver Island farmer milks tech skills to combat dairy industry scourge

Ten years ago, Cory Spencer made a career shift from coding to milking. He left his job as a software developer for a pastoral life of raising goats and making cheese in the Cowichan Valley on Vanc...


Canada | 5 January 2018
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and agri-food to promote trade

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will visit Tennessee from January 5 to 8, 2018, where he will deliver a keynote address to the American Farm Bureau Fede...


Canada | 14 December 2017
Behind the Bitcoin craze, blockchain in agriculture

Across the world Bitcoin has caused a flurry of excitement. But as analysts warn about the potential downfall of the cryptocurrency craze there is a part of it that could survive and change the busine...


Canada | 8 December 2017
Few financial gains for carbon reduction in agriculture

Agriculture’s ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil is gaining traction among climate change policy makers. “No other sector has this ability, and it is bein...


Canada | 3 December 2017
Young farmers key to growth of Canada's agriculture sector

Canada's hardworking farmers and food processors are the backbone of our economy, particularly in rural communities. Their work ensures families have safe, high-quality and delicious food on their ...


Canada | 27 November 2017
Goat farmer speaks out after backlash over business practices

A P.E.I. goat farmer who operates a petting zoo is defending her farm's practice of selling some livestock for meat after a Facebook post generated a heated discussion about the practice. The furor...


Canada | 24 November 2017
Minister of Agriculture strengthens Canada's agri-trade partner's with China

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today wrapped up a successful 10-day visit to China, finishing a series of promotional events and meetings that raised the profile of Canadian...


Canada | 17 November 2017
Agriculture big contributor to Canada's economy

A new report from Agriculture Canada says agriculture contributed $111.9 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product in 2016, which accounted for 6.7 percent of the country’s total GDP. The annual r...


Canada | 13 November 2017
Canadian agriculture: On par with Australia with room to differ

Despite being at opposite ends of the planet, Canada and Australia have long been soul sisters. Canada has its sweeping plains, Australia the outback. Canada has ice hockey and Australia AFL. Canadian...


Canada | 9 November 2017
Farm Credit Canada predicts growth in Canadian agriculture exports

Canadian agriculture exports are continuing to grow which is benefiting Canadians and the rest of the world. That news was shared as the Agri-Trade Equipment Expo in Red Deer begins. Two reports re...


Canada | 8 November 2017
Growth expected in Canada's agriculture sector

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) says the country is set to strengthen its position as one of the top agriculture and agri-food trading nations in the world. The optimism comes from two FCC reports that sa...


Canada | 6 November 2017
Young Nova Scotia farmer earns prestigious 4-H award

Eighteen-year-old Thian Carman was working in one of his fields when he got the call this summer that he'd won a $20,000 scholarship from 4-H Canada. "I couldn't believe it," said the Digby, N.S., ...


Canada | 26 October 2017
Saskatchewan government to invest in agriculture

The Saskatchewan government will introduce an incentive program to encourage more investment in agriculture. Today’s throne speech to open the six-week fall sitting, delivered by Lieutenant-Governo...


Canada | 13 October 2017
Agriculture could save NAFTA, says Canadian trade expert

As Canadian, American and Mexican negotiators began the fourth round of talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) near Washington D.C. Wednesday, a Canadian trade expert believes...


Canada | 27 September 2017
17-year-old dies in east-central Alberta farming accident

A 17-year-old from the Hanna area has died after a farming accident Monday night. Police said the teenager was harrowing a field alone when the tractor he was driving went over an embankment and ro...


Canada | 26 September 2017
Farm mega-homes are on the rise in Canada

Farmland in North America is not only facing threats from increasingly temperatures and prolonged droughts — but also from the rise of mansions. British Columbia is a prime example. In recent yea...


Canada | 20 September 2017
Alberta agriculture societies unsure of funding status with the province

Agricultural societies across Alberta are getting frustrated with a lack of funding coming from the province. Usually, they receive an annual grant in June that allows rural communities to operate ...


Canada | 18 September 2017
Government of Canada investing to grow Alberta agriculture

A strong and competitive agriculture sector is vital to Canada's prosperity; creating good jobs, growing the middle class, and bringing high-quality products to the tables of Canadian consumers. Mi...


Canada | 13 September 2017
High-tech remote farming takes root in Canadian agriculture

If you haven’t visited a farm on the Canadian Prairies lately, the scale of 21st-century agriculture can seem staggering. Take Trevor Scherman’s spread: 4,400 acres (1,780 hectares) south of Battlefor...


Canada | 5 September 2017
Farmer says dry conditions have sparked fear of fire in southern Alberta

He's been farming for most of his life, and Lynn Jacobson says this is one of the worst years for lack of rain that he can remember. Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, sa...


Canada | 24 August 2017
Increase of women and young producers in Canadian agriculture

The next generation of agriculture is stepping up. Younger operators and women are accounting for a larger share of agriculture producers. The 2016 Census of Agriculture shows the share of women op...


Canada | 21 August 2017
French interns learning about agriculture in PEI

Students from France got a chance to tour some P.E.I. dairy plants recently as part of the AgriInterCulture program. Through the program, students from five French colleges are spending anywhere fr...


Canada | 18 August 2017
After the fall harvest, Canadian farmers could face huge tax hit from new rules

The federal government’s proposed tax reform on private corporations unveiled in mid-summer has drawn furious reaction from doctors and other high-income professionals, but there’s another group in li...


Canada | 17 August 2017
'Sustainable beef' coming to a supermarket near you

Steaks sold at your local grocery store could be labelled “sustainable beef” as early as next year as the Canadian beef industry comes to grips with consumer demands to know where their food comes fro...


Canada | 14 August 2017
Alberta agriculture groups see opportunity to 'improve' NAFTA with start of talks

Several of Canada's most prominent agricultural organizations offered last-minute advice to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in Edmonton Friday, ahead of the first round of NAFTA talks, set ...


Canada | 9 August 2017
No extra money for flooded eastern Ontario farmers, says agriculture minister

Ontario's agriculture minister says the province's existing insurance system is enough to help eastern Ontario farmers challenged by flooded fields, but changing how the federal system works could ope...


Canada | 2 August 2017
Alberta beef industry hit by Japanese tariff hike

Alberta beef producers are facing a big tariff hike in Japan and they're not happy about it. Japan is imposing temporary tariffs of 50 per cent, up from 38.5 per cent, on imports of frozen beef fro...


Canada | 1 August 2017
Farmland school tax reforms may be coming

There was good and bad news on farmland taxes at the Keystone Agricultural Producers’ (KAP) advisory council meeting here July 13. The bad news is KAP hasn’t convinced a single municipality or the ...


Canada | 27 July 2017
Cattle ranchers in southern Sask. feeling effects of record-breaking dry July

Cattle ranchers in southern Saskatchewan are facing several challenges as the region is experiencing a record dry month. In July, both Moose Jaw and Regina received only 0.2 millimetres of precipit...