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2016 Peace River region canola survey

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada staff, based at Beaverlodge, Alta., and Saskatoon, recently completed the 2016 Annual Peace Canola Survey. >> Read full article

Business owners’ guide to stress

With so many potential challenges (many of which are out of your control), it is important to identify practical ways of coping with stress. >> Read full article

Canada and China negotiating over canola dispute

China is preparing to enact a rule as of Sept. 1 that would require the amount of extraneous plant material in canola-seed exports to make up less than one per cent of each shipment. >> Read full article

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Research aims to help Canadian flax farmers

A University of British Columbia professor’s flax research could one day help Canadian farmers grow a car fender. In a recent study, Michael Deyholos identified the genes responsible for the bane of many Canadian flax farmers’ existence: the fibres in the plant's stem.

“These findings have allowed us to zero in the genetic profile of the toughest part of this plant and may one day help us engineer some of that toughness out,” Deyholos says. “With further research, we might one day be able to help farmers make money off a waste material.” >> Learn More…

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 Event Calendar 

Canadian Plowing Championships

Aug. 24-27, 2016
Location: Anderson Links Golf Club, 4175 Anderson Road, Ottawa >> More Info

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Sept. 13-15, 2016
Location: Woodstock, Ont. >> More Info

Agricultural Bioscience International Conference 2016

Sept. 18-21, 2016
Location: Fargo, N.D. >> More Info