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Labour saving in the field

With the increases in minimum wage, labour costs have jumped significantly for Ontario horticulture farmers in recent years. While this has been tough on many producers, apple growers have been feeling the bight keenly considering there is more labour required to keep an orchard running.

Field crop disease management in Canada- Part II: Where are we now?

Between 2004 and 2007, there were a few canola fields found around Edmonton with clubroot. By 2016, there were more than 2,000 infested fields identified in Alberta.

The top three poultry industry drivers

Sustainability is a concept that’s front and centre in many sectors today, and poultry is no different. Indeed, it’s part of one of the three top poultry industry drivers that Cargill has identified – guiding principles on which to base sound decisions now and in the future.
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The state of Canada’s agricultural sector

What are industry leaders saying about the current state of the industry? Check out commentary from 11 of Canada’s largest national agricultural organizations on the state of each sector. As you will see, Canada’s agriculture sector is very strong and growing, and although challenges exist, so does the confidence to meet those challenges. » Read More

The view from here: Canadian agriculture

Canadian farmers are more efficient and innovative than ever, using increased precision and automation. View this video to learn how Canada’s agricultural and agri-food sector is poised for continued success.
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Explore the past 150 years in agriculture with the Ag150 timeline:

Early 1930s
The first tractors with rubber tires are available.

The Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration is established to provide federal financial assistance in response to the global economic crisis. In 1935 the federal government also introduced the Canadian Wheat Board in an attempt to stabilize the market.

The number of Canadian farms peaks at 732,832, with an average farm size of 96-hectares. The number of farms has fallen drastically since then, while the average farm size has more than tripled.

Peter Pakosh files a patent for the grain auger in Toronto. His grain mover employed a screw-type auger with a minimum of moving parts, a totally new application for this specific use.

Fred Beeson, editor of Canada Poultryman magazine, is the first to propose supply management in the Canadian poultry industry. He thought the system would help the country’s egg industry after England cut back its foreign egg purchases following World War II.

Farm Credit Corporation (now Farm Credit Canada) is established under the Farm Credit Act to provide loans to farmers.

Chicken quota is introduced in B.C. Other provinces eventually follow suit.
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