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Canadian government funds up to 700 new positions for youth in agriculture

Agriculture employers can receive up to 50 per cent of the cost of hiring a Canadian youth up to $14,000 through the expanded Youth Employment and Skills Program.

New Brunswick will lift provincial ban on temporary foreign workers on May 29

Starting May 29, temporary foreign workers will be allowed to enter New Brunswick. Incoming workers will have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, adding to the already month-long delay caused by the provincial ban.

Exclusive program launched for B.C. ag sector to buy PPE

B.C. Food and Beverage launched a short-term program to help the agri-food industry source personal protective equipment that has been difficult to obtain through normal channels.
SPonsored Spotlight 

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Featured Articles 

Seedy Saturday goes online

In a normal season, northeastern B.C. farmers discuss and swap climate-specific seed in person. This year, the Northern Co-Hort ran its Seedy Saturday event virtually sharing knowledge on composting, food forests and seed saving. Seed swap boxes were set up in front of a closed office to continue to facilitate access to seed despite a pandemic. » Read more...
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The seedy underbelly of farming

Seedy Saturdays are part of a larger effort from B.C. seed producers and supporting organizations to encourage farmers to take back the control of local seed. B.C. farmers and seed growers alike have recognized the benefits of local seed in its adaption to the local environment, but accessing large volumes has often been the challenge. » Read more...
Seedy spotlight 

Mumm’s Seeds: Sprouting success in Saskatchewan

What started as a healthy way to eat has grown into a hearty operation of nearly 100 sprouting seed varieties. » Read more

Spears of success: Fox Seeds continues growth

Fox Seeds, a private firm formed by the Asparagus Farmers of Ontario, continues to grow sales in Canada and beyond. » Read more

Polyploidy – or how do we get seedless fruit?

Polyploidy is one more tool that scientists can use to learn about the genetics of crop plants. » Read more