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Prime Minister announces $252M in support for agriculture sector

The financial support is split up across multiple streams to help producers adapt their practices, boost food processing capacity in Canada, and minimize food surpluses.

CFA says government’s $252M commitment ‘falls woefully short’ to address ag sector’s losses

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture expressed concerns that the government using existing programs, such as AgriStability, before rolling out additional funds will result in support arriving too late to make a substantial impact on domestic food security.

Cool, wet start to Ontario’s vegetable growing season

Various vegetable growing regions in Ontario faced a cool, wet start to their growing seasons, according to OMAFRA’s latest vegetable crop report.
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Featured Articles 

Poison-free vole control

Sofi Hindmarch is working with B.C.’s blueberry growers to find a poison-free method to control Townsend's vole. Hindmarch wanted to help farmers find alternatives to dangerous poisons to control voles after witnessing the damage caused to birds of prey from ingesting second-hand rodenticides. » Read more...
Fruit Veg

Practising better spud management

Potato farmers should follow beneficial management practices and keep a keen eye on what’s happening from field preparation to packaging to minimize issues. Management practices, such as warming seed, disinfecting equipment, and avoiding planting into poorly drained and cold soils, help potatoes get started on the right foot. » Read more...
AgAnnex Talks Podcast 

Dealing with labour in Canadian agriculture

Labour shortages and misconceptions about farm work are some of the issues faced by Canadian agricultural producers. In this AgAnnex Talks episode, Stuart Person with MNP, discusses labour challenges and hiring best practices. Agricultural producers share their experiences with finding good help and Glen Lucas with the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association provides insight to the impact of temporary foreign workers in the sector. » Listen here
Pest spotlight 

Taking control of garlic pests

Advice for optimal control of leek moth and stem and bulb nematode. » Read more

Seal off your produce from pests in storage

Integrated pest management for produce in storage starts before they get there. » Read more

Bye bye birdy, hello laser technology

A B.C. fruit grower received funding to test automated laser technology as a quiet and humane way to help scare birds from their 135-acre Lake Country orchard. » Read more