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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...
Fertilizer Canada’s Board of Directors announces the appointment of Karen Proud as President and Chief Executive Officer. Proud brings extensive senior-level management and leadership experience in the development, implementation and enforcement of regulatory and legislative policy. “Fertilizer Canada has a well-earned reputation in both programming and advocacy initiatives,” said Proud. “Having worked for a number of manufacturing and retail sectors I am excited...
Josh Buehlow and his Paul father grow corn and soybeans on roughly 2,200 acres in rolling hills in Southwestern Ontario near the town of Ayr. Efficiency is a big deal for the Buehlow's as they work to get the most out of their time and equipment. Roughly a decade ago, the Buehlow's used a Salford RTS vertical tillage tool to...
Vermeer announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with BRON that gives the manufacturer of utility track plows and plow attachments the right to sell its products through Vermeer industrial dealers worldwide. The agreement establishes Vermeer dealerships as the exclusive distributor for two of BRON’s tracked utility plows in the 200-HP (149 kW) and 300-HP (224 kW) class and...
Fluence and Glenwood Valley Farms, a British Columbia-based greenhouse grower, announced the successful installation of Fluence’s broad-spectrum LED technology across one hectare of Glenwood’s cucumber greenhouse. Glenwood—located in one of the most prominent regions in North America for greenhouse farming—grows tomatoes, cucumbers, and various fruits year-round and distributes produce to local grocery stores and retailers through its strategic partnership with BC...