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WGEA looks for improved port authority governance

The Western Grain Elevator Association has announced the grain sector is embarking on a major campaign to seek solutions for outdated and problematic marine port governance rules.

Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council co-chairs announced

Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute, and Sylvie Cloutier, head of the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec, will co-chair the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council.

Ag risk management survey reveals key themes and take-aways

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has released a list of key themes and take-aways based on a recent cross-Canada agricultural risk survey of 2,000 farm operations representing all areas of agriculture.
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Featured News 

Soil health: To till or not to till?

In Western Canada, the long-standing belief is that no-till makes the healthiest soil, as measured by soil organic carbon and the health of soil microbes. A long-term soil health study by the University of Guelph in Ontario showed that a diversified crop rotation is most important, even with conventional tillage. But there is no comparative study for conditions on the Prairies. » Learn more

Old ways made new

A bread wheat research project in Quebec is aiming to capture the resiliency that comes with the genetic diversity in old-time crops while maintaining the advantages of today’s elite varieties. CETAB+, plant geneticist André Comeau and two Quebec-based flour milling companies are examining the possible advantages of increased genetic diversity by mixing bread wheat varieties together in a field. » Learn more
#TBT: Inputs, the Podcast 

PHS series: Soil fertilization with 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. » Read more

PHS series: Smart agtech with Joy Agnew

Joy Agnew, director of applied research at Olds College in Alberta, gives an overview of her work on smart technology in agriculture and its applications – specifically, what is smart ag tech, what the evolution has been and where it is going. » Read more

PHS series: Fungicides and spray technologies with Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf, spray application specialist and co-creator of Sprayers 101, talks about the importance of timing, best fungicide spray practices, and how to get the most out of your spray days. » Read more
Inputs: The podcast 

What you need to know about ISOBUS technology

In this episode, Andrew Olliver, chair of the Agriculture Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) joins ag editor Bree Rody to discuss the advances in ISOBUS technology, and how the AEF is working to solve compatibility issues and help growers become more knowledgeable about their ag tech. » Listen Now

Top Crop Summit

Access the on-demand sessions today; the recorded live sessions will be posted shortly! » Read more