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Lambton farm innovator recognized with Don Hill Legacy Award

  London ON – A simple solution to a pesky yield and disease problem has earned a Lambton County farmer the first-ever Don Hill Legacy Award.   Mark Lumley of Fairwind Farms in Sarnia received the award at the 2020 Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) annual meeting for an innovation that has made […]

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Wheat Growers Calls For End To Rail Blockades

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers say they are increasingly concerned over the blockades in Ontario and B.C. that are stopping rail traffic across Canada.   CN Rail announced that it will be forced to shut down significant parts of its Canadian network imminently unless the blockades on its rail lines are removed. A public statement […]

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Industry warns of empty shelves as CN rail blockade reaches ninth day

MONTREAL – Industry players are warning governments that shortages of groceries, propane, drinking water and other goods are on the horizon as a rail blockade by anti-pipeline protesters enters its ninth day.   Demonstrators set up a blockade on Canadian National Rail Co. tracks near Belleville, Ont., on Feb. 6 after RCMP officers enforced an […]

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Five Manitoba Commodity Groups Vote In Favour Of Amalgamation

Manitoba farmers have voted in favour of amalgamation.   All five commodity groups involved approved the special resolution presented at the special meetings held at CropConnect on February 12th & 13th.   The five Manitoba commodity groups involved in the merger are the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Winter […]

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As Africa trip nears end, Trudeau visits farm in Senegal helped by Canadian aid

KERI, Senegal – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting a farm in Senegal’s “California” today, seeing first-hand the benefits of some Canadian aid funding.   The Niayes region is feeling the effects of climate change and coastal erosion.   Trudeau is on a farm in Keri, about 50 kilometres outside the capital of Dakar, to […]

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Manitoba Pork Receives Funding To Develop Risk Management Strategy

On Thursday, the federal government announced the development of a risk management strategy being undertaken by the Manitoba Pork Council for pork producers to recover from the devastation caused by potential outbreaks of diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED).   “Producers need to know that they have the tools and supports available to them […]

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Ag Critic Wants Action On Illegal Blockades

Illegal blockades of rail lines in Canada are costing Canadian farmers money and damaging the economy.   That according to Federal Conservative Agriculture Critic John Barlow.   He says local producers are feeling the pinch already.   “You know I had a producer in my office in High River (AB) this week, almost in tears […]

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Commodity Groups Welcome Amalgamation

Five of the province’s commodity groups voted to amalgamate last week at CropConnect.   The organizations involved are the National Sunflower Association of Canada, Manitoba Flax Growers, Manitoba Corn Growers, Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers, and Winter Cereals Manitoba.   Winter Cereals Chair Doug Martin was pleased with the result.   “It’s great news for […]

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New Regulations, Heightened Disease Threats Change Role of Swine Veterinarians

A Steinbach based swine veterinarian says new antimicrobial use and animal welfare regulations and heightened risks of the spread of disease have changed the role of the swine veterinarian. Last month Swine Health Professionals officially opened its new Sheridan Room Education and Training Facility, a biosecure space in which the practice can provide swine barn […]

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Understanding Behavioral Motivation Enhances Success in Group Sow Housing Systems

A research Scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says understanding the behavioral motivations of the sow will enhance success in group housing systems. Canada’s latest Code of Practice for the care and handling of pigs, released in 2014, encourages pork producers to shift from housing gestating sows in stalls to group housing by 2024. “Loose […]