The governments of Canada and Ontario are giving farmers in the province a quicker and easier way to renew their Environmental Farm Plans (EFPs).
Through the months of February and March, Top Crop Manager, Fruit and Vegetable, Canadian Poultry, Manure Manager and Potatoes in Canada – the agricultural magazines published by parent company Annex Business Media – polled their readers to find out their opinions on their succession plans and the future of farming in Canada.
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, recently announced an investment of over $6 million to help the Canadian Pork industry harness innovation to boost production, strengthen public trust, and expand markets for Canadian pork at home and abroad.
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Raj Saini, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre), recently announced a repayable contribution of up to $10 million to Conestoga Meats under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriInnovate program while visiting the facility today in southwestern Ontario. This funding will increase the Canadian pork industry's productivity, helping the sector to meet growing domestic and global demands for their high-quality, sustainable products.
Ontario farm groups strongly disagree with a recent decision to drop charges against a well-known animal rights activist.
Vancouver-based Boost Environmental Systems, a company created and staffed by leading University of British Columbia researchers, is in the final stages of proving a new and highly-efficient method for managing livestock manure.
Published in Anaerobic Digestion
While skimming through the latest industry news, a new tech development out of Alberta caught my eye. ManureTracker: a smartphone application for managing manure.
Changes are coming to animal care enforcement in Ontario. Earlier this year, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) announced they would not sign a new contract for their services with the Ontario government. This means that, as of April 1, OSPCA is no longer investigating and enforcing animal cruelty law for livestock and equine on farms in Ontario.
Over the last decade, Lake Erie has been struggling with high phosphorus levels. Farming is one of the leading land uses in the Lake Erie watershed, giving agriculture a critical role to play in improving water quality in the lake.
The Canadian government recently announced an investment of over $6 million to help the Canadian pork industry harness innovation to boost production, strengthen public trust, and expand markets for Canadian pork at home and abroad.
What are the benefits of manure over fertilizer? Jeff Schoenau, professor of soil fertility at the University of Saskatchewan and a professional agrologist, explains.
Manure Manager magazine is joining with Annex Business Media's other agriculture publications to conduct a survey to gain a better understanding of the future of Canadian farming.
The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, "Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?"
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The Government of Canada recently released the final list of designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2018 due to drought conditions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.
The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) has chosen five projects from 11 proposals to develop and test technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff. Phosphorus entering the system contributes to the growth of harmful algal blooms in the Thames River and Lake Erie.
GEA recently achieved a significant milestone in its company history by manufacturing its 10,000th liquid manure spreader tank.
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The flow of water through soil is a “highly dynamic process,” says Genevieve Ali, associate professor and researcher at the University of Manitoba. “It can vary from year-to-year, season-to-season, or even rainstorm-to-rainstorm.”
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Canada's hog sector, which includes over 8,000 hog farms, is a key driver of the Canadian economy, accounting for $4.5 billion in farm receipts and $4 billion in pork exports in 2017.
Puck Enterprises has announced an updated brand that is focused on the company's longevity, performance and their commitment to customers.
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Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) recently presented the Radau family and Coulee Crest Farms with the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award at the ABP Annual General Meeting.
Proceeding with precisionEarly adaptors of precision application tools say there are numerous…
Bazooka Farmstar launches new manure industry eventBazooka Farmstar, a manufacturer in the manure and ag industry…
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Reduction and fate of manure pathogens and antimicrobial resistanceManure treatment, such as composting, and manure land application are…
Ontario Pork CongressTue Jun 18, 2019
Poultry Health Day Tue Jun 25, 2019
Livestock Environmental Training for CAFOs WorkshopWed Jun 26, 2019
Iowa Swine Day Thu Jun 27, 2019
North American Manure ExpoWed Jul 31, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Manure Science Review 2019 Wed Aug 07, 2019