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Federal research farm to reopen in Quebec

A federal experimental farm shuttered by budget cuts in 2012 is poised to reopen next year in Quebec’s Monteregie, for joint research work with other ag sector stakeholders. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Friday announced Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Frelighsburg Experimental Farm, about 80 km southeast of Montreal, will reopen in the spring, taking on […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Wheat ends week down 3.6 per cent

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and wheat futures firmed on Friday on bargain-buying a day after falling to multi-month lows, but both grains posted weekly declines reflecting swelling global supplies. Soybeans ended modestly lower after a choppy session. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat settled up 8-3/4 cents at $4.04-1/4 per bushel and March […] Read more

Barley at sunset

Western Canadian agronomy extension

Working together could go a long way to benefit both farmers and agronomists

Where do you go for reliable, unbiased, up-to-date agronomy advice? It’s difficult to keep up with and evaluate the latest agronomic opportunities, innovations, research and technologies that might benefit the bottom line of your farming operation. To further complicate things, information different sources can be contradictory. Different companies often have conflicting information or recommendations. How […] Read more

Atlantic region Outstanding Young Farmer nominees Andrew and Jennifer Lovell and their children Robert, 11, and Elise, four.

Outstanding Young Farmers Atlantic: Andrew and Jennifer Lovell

Marketing is key for Andrew and Jennifer Lovell’s orchard operation

Andrew and Jennifer Lovell have a flair for marketing, and it’s helped them diversify and grow their first generation farm at Keswick Bridge, N.B. And it also helped them achieve the title of 2016 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Atlantic Region. The Lovells own and operate River View Orchards, which includes a U-pick operation for apples, […] Read more

A canola field in northwestern Saskatchewan on Oct. 5, 2016 after the area was blanketed by wet snow.  (Lisa Guenther photo)

Canadian wheat, canola crops seen weathering snow

Winnipeg | Reuters — Canada’s wheat and canola crops withstood wintry weather that stalled the autumn harvest, and production topped last year’s output, according to Reuters’ industry survey of 13 analysts and traders. Statistics Canada on Tuesday will issue its final crop production estimates for the 2016-17 marketing year. The industry expects, on average, all-wheat […] Read more


ADM sells stake in Canada Malting owner GrainCorp

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. agricultural commodities trader Archer Daniels Midland has sold its 19.9 per cent stake in GrainCorp to underwriters UBS, just three years after a failed bid to wholly acquire the Australian grain handler, ADM said Thursday. The sale to the Swiss bank was valued at A$387 million (C$382 million), or A$8.53 […] Read more


Flower growers turn to weed ahead of legalization

Winnipeg | Reuters — Some Canadian flower growers are turning to weed, with the country’s plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use expected to spur a spike in legal sales of the drug. While medical marijuana is already legal in Canada, the Liberal government said in April it will introduce a law in 2017 to […] Read more

Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer nominees, Adrian and Jodi Roelands and their children Mia, 8, Arie, 6, Eva, 4, Theo, 3, and Ila.

Outstanding Young Farmers Ontario: Adrian and Jodi Roelands

Learning to delegate is crucial to success for Adrian and Jodi Roelands

Adrian and Jodi Roelands, Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2016, established Roelands Plant Farms Inc., a propagation greenhouse, in 2013. Since then, they’ve doubled their capacity and were set to triple it by the end of October 2016. On their farm near Forest, in southwestern Ontario, the couple custom grow premium cucumber, tomato and pepper seedlings […] Read more