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Drones for better potato yields

Researchers are fine-tuning the use of imagery from drones as a more advanced tool for precision management of Canadian potato fields.

The future of fuel: Canadian bio-digester report

The number of manure bio-digesters – and other types as well – is still slowly increasing across Canada these days. This is due to further government support and updated regulations that allow farms to accept off-farm materials, which greatly boost gas production.

Future challenges and opportunities in turkey production

The turkey industry faces new challenges, which include strong global competition, steady increases in the cost of feed, legislation, changes in social, political and consumer perception and demands and the emergence of some diseases.
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A future without supply management: What consumers don’t know

With the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations on the table, there has been much concern that Canada’s supply management system will once again be on the chopping block. » Read More

Wheat research to benefit farmers

For every dollar invested in wheat research there's a net return of twenty dollars to farmers. View this video to learn exactly how those research dollars are invested.
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Explore the past 150 years in agriculture with the Ag150 timeline:

A national supply management system is implemented for dairy, the first sector in Canada to adopt such legislation.

Quebec’s Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) is formed with the adoption of the Farm Producers Act, making it the united voice for all farmers in the province.

University of Manitoba researcher Elmer Stobbe convinces Jim McCutcheon to try zero-till seeding – seeding directly into the residue of his previous crop. By 1990, the practice overtakes conventional seeding as the predominant cropping practice in most regions of Canada.

The hatching eggs sector adopts supply management, the last of the four poultry sectors to do so.

As part of the Agreement on Agriculture international treaty of the World Trade Organization, Canada and other member nations commit to reducing distortions in agricultural trade through a number of steps.

Canada eliminates the longstanding policy of the Crow Rate, which had subsidized the costs of rail shipment of grain to export points, and other transport subsidies.

North America’s first dairy milk robot is installed at a barn in Woodstock, Ont.
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