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FCC: Work to be done on improving farm safety

A recent farm safety survey conducted by Farm Credit Canada has found that the majority of Canadian farmers have been injured or had a close call, but this doesn’t always lead to greater safety measures.

OMAFRA phosphorus loss calculator now available

PLATO, the phosphorus loss assessment tool for Ontario, is now available as part of AgriSuite, a set of agricultural tools developed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Government of Canada invests in jobs for youth in agriculture

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment in the Youth Employment and Skills Program, funding up to 700 new positions in the agriculture industry by covering up to 50 per cent of their wages.
Inputs: The Podcast 
Inputs PHS

Getting to the root of global food security with Leon Kochian

In the sixth episode of our series providing exclusive coverage of the Plant Health Summit, Leon Kochian, the Canada Excellence Research chair in global food security and keynote speaker for the Plant Health Summit, discusses next-generation technologies for tomorrow’s crops. Stephanie Gordon caught up with him to ask what this all means in layman’s terms and what we can learn from his experience working in agriculture globally. >> Listen Now
Featured News 

Priming a plant’s defences

A project led by Hossein Borhan, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon, is looking into ways to enhance wheat’s defences against Fusarium head blight (FHB). While crop varieties with resistance genes and fungicides assist in the management of diseases like FHB, their usefulness is limited. As such, Borhan is investigating the potential of a priming agent that could protect many Canadian crops from damaging diseases. » Learn more

Tracking barley yield robbers

Kelly Turkington, a plant pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lacombe, Alta., is leading a Prairie-wide, multi-agency project to provide up-to-date information on barley pathogens. Staying on top of barley disease issues is critical at all levels, but the project also reveals the importance of monitoring for disease at the farm level so growers can take proactive action quickly. » Learn more
AgAnnex Talks  

Connecting with consumers

It can feel like farmers and consumers are speaking different languages when hot button issues are discussed. What creates this communication breakdown? » Learn more

Dealing with labour in Canadian agriculture

Labour shortages and misconceptions about farm work are two factors that, in 2019, made the job-vacancy rate in agriculture the “highest of any major sector in the Canadian economy.” » Learn more

Focusing on farm safety

Farming is considered one of the most hazardous occupations in Canada. How can farmers better prepare for and prevent on-farm incidents? » Learn more