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Nearly $100,000 raised for post-secondary scholarships

The Canadian agriculture industry rallied in support of the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation, raising $98,338 in 2016.

Food Freedom Day celebrates low cost of food for Canadians

In 2017, it took an estimated 39 days of work for Canadians to cover food costs. This date landed on Feb. 8, leading the Canadian Federation of Agriculture to coin it “Food Freedom Day.”

Could drones replace pollinators?

While drones have a foothold in the game of precision agriculture, some researchers are toying with the idea of using them as pollinators as well. One such device is about the size of a hummingbird and has four spinning blades to keep it soaring.
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A look at Ontario’s declining flax markets

“Markets are suffering a bit across Canada,” says Brian Johnson, chair and director-at-large of the Flax Council of Canada. Statistics Canada puts seeded acres for 2016 to 2017 at just over 900,000 acres across the country. Johnson believes the reason for the drop in acreage is the huge increase in acreage in Eastern Europe over the last seven or eight years. » Read more...
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Diversifying crop rotations

In recent years, Ontario farms have increasingly become two-crop operations, alternating corn and soybean with the occasional rotation of winter wheat.
However, research shows the corn-soybean rotation has a number of downfalls, including the lowest soil organic matter, less success with no-till practices, a need for more inputs and increased greenhouse gas emission, among others.
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Field Crop Disease Summit

Feb. 21-22
Location: Saskatoon
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