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Category: News

Update on the PFRA Pasture Transfers – Harold Martens, SSGA

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April 16, 2013

The federal government handed over the more than a million acres of Saskatchewan’s PFRA community pastures to the provincial government last year,...Read more »

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Get Ready for the Very First #ABBugChat!

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April 15, 2013

#ABbugchat will make its debut on Twitter tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16 at 10 am (11 am central). Many of us may be unfamiliar with this communication...Read more »

Food Charter is a Positive Way to Link Consumers to Farmers

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April 11, 2013

Food and farming wise, I like what’s going on in agriculturally rich Waterloo region, where people have rallied to create the region’s first food...Read more »

USDA Report Hammers the Commodity Markets – Chuck Penner

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March 28, 2013

If you cannot see the above embedded audio player, CLICK HERE According to Chuck Penner, LeftField Commodity Research, everyone was waiting for the...Read more »

This Week in Ontario — A Beef Boost, Local Food and a Popular Premier

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March 28, 2013

If you judge a politician’s strategy by where they choose their photo ops, Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has her sights firmly set on rural...Read more »

USDA Report Bearish Corn, Lends Price Support to Smaller Crop Types

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March 28, 2013

A near-record number of intended corn acres estimated today by the USDA’s planting intentions report has pressured corn markets limit-down for the...Read more »

Stable markets with more producers: A $10-million boost for Ontario corn-fed beef

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March 28, 2013

It was high noon in steamy Windsor, Ont., when the Ontario Corn-Fed Beef Program was launched at a lunchtime steak BBQ back in the summer of 2001....Read more »

How Do Farmers Who Want it Push for Changes to Grower Group Structure?

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March 27, 2013

The discussion around proposed changes to the check-off funded associations in Western Canada is growing significantly. No, not everyone is on-side...Read more »

Winner of the Keys to the Combine Contest Sits In Her New Combine For the First Time

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March 26, 2013

Helen Choquette was the luck winner of the Keys to the Combine contest co-sponsored by Dow Agro Sciences and the Western Producer. Find out more...Read more »

More RR2 Soybeans on Deck with Latest DuPont Pioneer & Monsanto Agreement

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March 26, 2013

DuPont and Monsanto have announced the companies have reached a technology licensing agreement that will see DuPont Pioneer offer Roundup Ready 2 and...Read more »

Beef Market Update – Feb US Cattle on Feed Placement Down 14% in Comparison to Last Year

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March 26, 2013

If you cannot see the above embedded audio player, click here With growing speculation that feedyards in the US and Canada would...Read more »

Why Canada’s Power has Shifted West: An Interview with John Ibbitson

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March 20, 2013

Canada is no longer an Atlantic nation, it is a Pacific nation, and we’re all better off if we keep that in mind when it comes to trade, policy and...Read more »

Canadian February Tractor Sales Were Strong According to AEM

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March 14, 2013

If you cannot see the embedded audio player above, CLICK HERE Farmers in Canada are buying tractors and combines at a much stronger pace than last...Read more »

One Earth Farms Will No Longer Farm on the Blood Reserve Near Lethbridge

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March 5, 2013

In a story that has been developing for months, One Earth Farms has been told that it will not be able to farm on the Blood Reserve in 2013 or into...Read more »

Don’t Forget to Claim your Tax Credits

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March 5, 2013

The Western Grains Research Foundation is reminding farmers that the federal government annually provides a Scientific Research and Experimental...Read more »