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From current drought and dry field conditions to flooding in recent years, extreme weather events continue to create challenges for Manitoba farmers. The Government of Canada is working with the agricultural sector to equip farmers with the tools they need to proactively manage and mitigate risks associated with these events. On behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the...
Salford Group caught up with a loyal customer this spring to check in on his satisfaction and experience with a recent BBI Liberty fertilizer spreader purchase. Elliot is corn, soybean and wheat farmer in Caledon, Ontario. Running 500 acres, he prefers to invest in his own field equipment for independence and flexibility rather than rely on custom applicators for fertilizer...
The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions applaud the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) news of fee reductions effective August 1, 2021, but are concerned that Canadian farmers continue to be overcharged for the CGC’s cost of operations. Today’s news underscores that the current funding system, based on mandatory inspection services by the CGC, is fundamentally flawed and should be a...
Less than nine months after announcing their intent to nearly double the size of their Burgessville location, Claas dealer GJ’s Harvest Centre has completed their 7,500 square foot expansion project and they have also opened another store in Milverton. “It is one thing to carry the Claas line of balers and hay tools, but it’s quite another to carry their...
As part of the Canada Grain Act review, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions call for an end to mandatory outward weighing and inspection services by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) that impose additional costs on farmers, and the expansion of the CGC’s role in supporting farmers’ rights to dispute grading results. In their submission, the commissions say the review...
Claas dealer Alberta AG Centre will now cover additional territory in the Western Canadian province and add four new locations. Claas and Alberta AG Centre recently announced that the dealership has been assigned additional territory in Alberta, Canada. The expansion comes after the Smith's Equipment Sales acquisition in Lougheed, Alberta, and a new facility in Stettler, Alberta. Alberta AG will add...
The Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) and Canada’s Farm Show advisory board share the return of Canada’s Farm Show in 2021, moving to a virtual platform. “Last year was a difficult year for everyone, globally. We saw a number of our events get cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of them being Canada’s Farm Show. This year, after seeing...
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian food producers and processors have stepped up to deliver quality food for Canadians and people around the world. From the outset, the Government of Canada has helped food processors invest in safety measures and maintain their capacity to keep up with demand. “Known as one of Canada’s richest farm belts, southwestern Ontario is an agricultural...
Precision control systems are becoming more common on farms today and variable rate fertilizer application is becoming one of the most widely adopted options for management of fertilizer application rates while avoiding runoff from over application. Is this technology right for everyone? Not necessarily. Studies have shown smaller, relatively flat fields with a uniform soil type often have a consistent...
During the virtual meeting of Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture, Ministers agreed to remove the reference margin limit for AgriStability, one of the business risk management (BRM) programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in order to better support farmers. The removal of the reference margin limit will be made retroactive to the 2020 program year. In...