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Food Ingredient Company Roquette Has Begun Accepting Deliveries of Peas from Local Farms to its Plant at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Brandon Yott explains the importance of geo-referencing soil sample locations and talks about A&L Canada Laboratories new TerraSiteRx data analysis platform.
Brett Israel of 3Gen Organics farm found the transition from conventional to organic pork production to be a difficult but rewarding process.
Weaker demand is the main factor now, the $5 corn market could delay the industry’s recovery.Higher corn prices are roiling the U.S. ethanol industry, but the full impact of the corn price spike might not be felt for weeks.
Approximately 3,000 operations purchased additional protection under DRP, which covers 30% of the milk supply and has provided more than $400 million in payments to covered operations since 2019. DRP, now in its second year, has grown from 2,500 policies in 2019. Additionally, 200 producers purchased coverage through LGM. Both LGM and DRP are managed by USDA’s Risk Management Agency.
Grain and oilseed prices have risen dramatically in the last three to four months. For example, the weekly cash price of corn reported for Dodge City, Kansas averaged $3.41/bu. from January-September 2020.
The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU) says agriculture office closures announced by the province will hurt local economies and reduce opportunities for families to work and stay in their home communities. The modernization of the Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (MARD) department and the Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation (MASC) will close offices in 21 rural communities, and eliminate in-person service in 9 additional rural communities.
On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021 was signed into law.
The new program gives students the ability to graduate with more knowledge in the area of ag technology.
Tom Steve never thought he'd see a review of the Canadian Grain Act. The former broadcaster and now General Manager of the Alberta Wheat Commission was pleasantly surprised to hear federal Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announce the consultation period for the review. It will continue until the end of April, as the federal government looks for input from stakeholders on how to make the act better. It hasn't had any real changes made to it in nearly half a century.
Animal genetics company Genus has forecast a sharp rise in half-year profits due to increased trade with China. Genus said it expected adjusted profit before tax to be between £47m to £49m for the six months to 31 December 2020. The higher figure represents a 33% hike on the £36.6m pre-tax profit for the same […]
The Scottish government has issued grant payments worth £289,000 to nine crofters in a bid to bolster remote rural communities. Officials in Scotland said the Croft House Grant scheme aimed to retain and attract people to rural communities by supporting improvements to existing housing or new construction costs. Since the scheme was launched in 2007, […]
Crops developed using gene-editing techniques should not be classified under the same strict EU rules for genetically-modified organisms (GMs), according to France’s agriculture minister. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in 2018 that gene-editing techniques, such as Crispr-Cas9, qualify as products of genetic engineering under European law. But in an interview published by a […]
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No tractor is less mollycoddled than the one hooked to a muckscraper. Slathered in slurry from dawn ‘til dusk and shunting back and forth with monotonous regularity, these machines have a notoriously hard life. Yet, they’re expected to start without fault every day of the year and soldier on with the bare minimum of maintenance. […]
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Nutrition is key throughout a pig’s lifetime, and particularly important for the breeding females of the herd in order to achieve optimum piglet production and growth. On a recent Farming Connect webinar, Andrew Marriage, commercial nutritionist at ForFarmers, and Sian Southwell, retail account manager at ForFarmers, shared some expert tips on feeding gilts and sows. […]
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Next week sees the culmination of two important government consultations which could both have serious implications for farmers. One covers solid urea, with the government seemingly intent on banning it as it strives to meet its clean air targets. The other deals with animal transport, including plans to ban the export of live animals for […]
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People around the country have seen their lives turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic. Students have had to adapt quickly, with big changes to their academic and social life. There have been plenty downsides, but most remain positive and committed to their careers, as we hear from two young people currently part-way through their […]
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Payments rates to farmers for Environmental Land Management (ELM) must be higher than Countryside Stewardship for the scheme to be a success, suggests a Defra report. Farmers testing the forthcoming ELM scheme have told Defra they feel inadequately compensated for work done under Countryside Stewardship. See also: Defra unveils roadmap to ELM scheme They say […]
Livestock auctions could soon resume at Carmarthen mart as the site owner is looking for a new business to run a “progressive and forward-looking” regional market there. The trouble-hit mart, which had been run for many years by BJP Marts, has been closed for months, with farmers who had previously sold stock there yet to […]
It’s interesting how your whole outlook can change in a very short space of time. Only a couple of years ago prices were terrible and both the farm and the shop weren’t making any money. The stock was still suffering from the “beast from the east” and our overdraft and borrowing was up for review. […]
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