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Farmers and agri-food businesses to receive support from Canadian government

The Government of Canada will provide support to Farm Credit Canada to allow for an additional $5 billion in lending capacity to producers, agribusinesses and food processors.

OMAFRA releases data-based resources for Ontario farmers

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has provided resources for financial and crop production planning, several of which include multiple years of data to put outlying years – like 2019 – in context.

Podcast: Plant Health Summit Series: Jeff Schoenau

In this first episode of a six-part series featuring exclusive content from the Plant Health Summit, Jeff Schoenau discusses fertilization as a means of improving crop quality, and how this can beneficially impact human and animal health.
Featured News 

Testing novel mechanical weeders

Results from a two-year project on some mechanical weeders that are fairly new to the Prairies show that such tools can be a useful addition to the weed control toolbox for narrow-row dry beans. Researchers from the University of Manitoba responded to grower interest in the possibility of growing dry beans with narrower spacing by looking at the weeders’ impacts on soil disturbance, weed control and crop damage. » Learn more

For bees, butterflies and landscape health

Awareness that bee populations worldwide are under threat from such stresses as disease, habitat loss and pesticides has sparked interest in creating pollinator sanctuaries. So, a 2019 Farming Smarter project in southern Alberta tested a variety of seed mixtures that provide food for pollinators throughout the growing season which are also easy to establish on lower productivity areas of farms. » Learn more
Trending in Western Canada 

$2.3 million in grower-funded canola agronomic research through group partnership

Prairie canola grower groups and Western Grains Research Foundation will fund six new research projects in 2020. » Learn more

Spring drying tips for high-moisture canola

The Canola Council of Canada has released a list of methods to ensure canola will be dried in time to take it to the elevator. » Learn more