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Lethbridge College receives funding for agriculture technology centre

The $1.75 million five-year renewable grant will be used to create the Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre, which will help farmers, growers and food processors across the country tap into the latest research.

CCHA: Crop damage on the Prairies due to hail and heavy rains

Heavy rain and flooding from storms in late June and early July are contributing to crop damage from hailstorms in parts of Western Canada, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association (CCHA).

G3 Terminal Vancouver now open

G3, a Canadian grain company headquartered in Winnipeg, opened G3 Terminal Vancouver, a new grain export terminal at the Port of Vancouver, to provide western Canadian grain farmers with greater market access.
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Advancing cold hardiness of winter wheat and rye

Overwintering survival of winter wheat can limit the crop as an option for some growers. Cold hardiness is a complex trait that is heavily influenced by a variety of environmental factors, but many researchers are trying to improve this trait in winter wheat and rye – including Karen Tanino, University of Saskatchewan professor, who is examining the wheat crown’s cold resilience. » Learn more

From the Editor: Finding the silver lining

When businesses began closing to prevent the spread of the pandemic in mid-March, panic-buying left many grocery stores with empty shelves of staple foods. The food supply chain has adapted to meet changing demand thanks in large part to the hard work of the agriculture sector. A silver lining: consumers seem to have developed a newfound appreciation of the essential work that farmers do. » Learn more
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Hot, dry conditions having severe impacts on some Ontario field crops

Corn and soybeans are growing rapidly in the intense heat, which has also left many field crops showing signs of moisture stress » Read more

Newfoundland and Labrador invest $13 million in agriculture sector

The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced nearly $13 million in funding to create jobs in the agriculture sector. » Read more

How to prepare for and avoid harvest fires

The recent dry, hot weather in Ontario has created the conditions for increased risk of field and harvest fires just in time for wheat harvest. » Read more