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Canadians asked to weigh in on food issues

The federal government is encouraging Canadians to share their input to help shape A Food Policy for Canada – a move it calls an "important step in tackling the opportunities and challenges of Canada’s food system."

Record acres of canola in the Prairies

Farmers across the Prairies are planting record acres of canola, a crop that didn’t exist about four decades ago but now is the nation’s biggest, sown on more land than spring wheat.

New agricultural risk management tool being developed

Flooding, pests, disease and other extreme weather events are constant risks to the businesses and livelihoods of farmers. An online tool will help farmers have real-time assessments of the potential negative impact of risks to their businesses and provide mitigation solutions.
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Disease Management

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Current Issue 1

Sugar beets and soil conservation

Conservation management practices can increase sugar beet yields over time – that’s one of the key messages from a 12-year irrigated cropping study that compared conservation and conventional management. The study took place in southern Alberta’s Brown soil zone. It focused on three irrigated row crops: sugar beets, potatoes and dry beans. » Read more...
Current issue 2

Irrigated soybeans a possibility for Alberta

In Alberta, production is still relatively low at around 15,000 acres, according to industry estimates. Now, two collaborating soybean projects with agronomic, economic and varietal studies are nearing completion. The results will help create a solid foundation for soybean as a profitable crop option on irrigated land in southern Alberta. » Read more...

Canolapalooza Saskatchewan

June 20, 2017
Location: Saskatoon
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Canada’s Farm Progress Show

June 21-23, 2017
Location: Regina
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Canolapalooza Manitoba

June 22, 2017
Location: Portage la Prairie, Man.
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Canolapalooza Alberta

June 27, 2017
Location: Lacombe, Alta.
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