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  • Canada Agriculture Day: Water Pollution from Agriculture

    By Cierra Bray

    Published 9 months ago

    February 13, 2018February 13th, 2018 is the 2nd annual Canada’s Agriculture Day – a time to celebrate and draw a closer connection between Canadians, our food and the people who produce it. Our theme this year is Water Pollution from Agriculture, which is a global challenge that has increased in both developed and developing countries, undermining economic growth as well as the physical and environmental health of billions of people. Human settlements, industries and agriculture are the major sources of water pollution. Globally, 80 percent of municipal wastewater is discharged into water bodies untreated, and industry is responsible for dumping millions of tonnes of heavy metals, solvents, toxic sludge and other wastes into water bodies each year. Agriculture, which accounts for 70 percent of water abstractions worldwide, plays a major role in water pollution...

    Cover Crops Canada

    Public
    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    Luke Barron Canada, Ontario, King City

    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing

    Duncan A. Campbell Canada, Saskatchewan, Elrose

    Interests: Cover Crops, Precision Ag

    Elgar Grinde Canada, Alberta, Holden

    Interests: Beef Cattle

    Zach Keith Canada, Alberta, Lethbridge

    Business Title: Avail CPA
    Job Title: Supervisor
    About: I am a team member at Avail CPA in Lethbridge AB and our firm has a wide range of expertise from not for profits to agriculture, with a focus on helping clients succeed now and help grow and plan for the future. I am specialized in the agriculture field working with a variety of producers within the Ag industries and I am always looking to grow my knowledge and experiences.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness, Potatoes, Equine

    Ron Jones Canada, Ontario, St. Thomas

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Marketing, Agribusiness, Horse Sheep Veal

    Rick Pryor Canada, Manitoba, Portage la Prairie

    Interests: Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation

  • Luke Barron Canada, Ontario, King City

    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing

    Duncan A. Campbell Canada, Saskatchewan, Elrose

    Interests: Cover Crops, Precision Ag

    Elgar Grinde Canada, Alberta, Holden

    Interests: Beef Cattle

    Zach Keith Canada, Alberta, Lethbridge

    Business Title: Avail CPA
    Job Title: Supervisor
    About: I am a team member at Avail CPA in Lethbridge AB and our firm has a wide range of expertise from not for profits to agriculture, with a focus on helping clients succeed now and help grow and plan for the future. I am specialized in the agriculture field working with a variety of producers within the Ag industries and I am always looking to grow my knowledge and experiences.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness, Potatoes, Equine

    Ron Jones Canada, Ontario, St. Thomas

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Marketing, Agribusiness, Horse Sheep Veal

    Rick Pryor Canada, Manitoba, Portage la Prairie

    Interests: Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation

    ANDRE BELAND Canada, Quebec, La Sarre

    Interests: Irrigation

    Heath Eaton Canada, Saskatchewan, Meadow Lake

    Interests: Corn, Wheat, Canola, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Cover Crops Canada

    Public
    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

  • Canada Agriculture Day: Water Pollution from Agriculture

    By Cierra Bray

    Published 9 months ago

    February 13, 2018February 13th, 2018 is the 2nd annual Canada’s Agriculture Day – a time to celebrate and draw a closer connection between Canadians, our food and the people who produce it. Our theme this year is Water Pollution from Agriculture, which is a global challenge that has increased in both developed and developing countries, undermining economic growth as well as the physical and environmental health of billions of people. Human settlements, industries and agriculture are the major sources of water pollution. Globally, 80 percent of municipal wastewater is discharged into water bodies untreated, and industry is responsible for dumping millions of tonnes of heavy metals, solvents, toxic sludge and other wastes into water bodies each year. Agriculture, which accounts for 70 percent of water abstractions worldwide, plays a major role in water pollution...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 month ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... “In Canada, because prices are good for canola right now, a lot of farmers are going back to mono-cropping,” she says...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter December 7, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 1 week ago

    This Week in Agriculture:The Trade Truce Edition: December 7, 2018· The much anticipated meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi did not fail to produce excitement upon its conclusion. Newswires lit up late Saturday and into Sunday with emerging details, the most important of which was the initial agreement to give a 90 day negotiation period, during which no additional tariffs would take place. This includes a freeze on the expected increase in tariffs on 200 billion worth of goods from 10% currently in place to 25% slated for January 1st... The arrest took place in Vancouver, Canada as she was switching planes, and said to be at the request of the US who was asking she be extradited immediately. While the Chinese and officials with Huawei said she had done nothing wrong and her arrest was a great error made by the US and Canada, United States officials claimed she has been working to avoid sanctions by selling American made products to Iran illegally...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 6 months ago

    You probably know that having a crop rotation is a good thing. Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... According to the Canola Council of Canada, clubroot causes premature death in canola and is considered a serious disease due to the spores ability to survive in the soil for up to 20 years...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 9 months ago

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth. ” Once scientists delved into the causes of global climate change, a wide number of other side effects of the clearing of the rainforest quickly became evident...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter June 22, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 6 months ago

    This Week In Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: June 22, 2018· Another volatile week as traders work to decipher what a continued trade war could mean for commodities going forward and the old adage “rain makes grain” is put to the test. When the closing bell rang for the week we saw December corn down nearly 5 cents, December wheat down 12 and November soybeans down 14. · The week started relatively weak as heat that had built throughout the bulk of the Corn Belt over the weekend was expected to give way to cooler temperatures coupled with extreme moisture in areas of the Belt that had seen beneficial rainfall the week before. With corn ratings nationally sitting at 78% good to excellent—a near record high and bean ratings at 73% the common idea was rain would continue to benefit production... · Some worry the Chinese could push their citizens to avoid American products (something happening in Canada right now, incidentally), while others fear the Chinese could make it difficult for American companies to do business there (something many are quick to point out already happens)...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter October 12, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 2 months ago

    This Week in AgricultureA Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: October 12, 2018· A USDA supply and demand update, weather, trade talks and outside market volatility were the most talked about developments across the board this week. · Trade was relatively quiet the first part of the week as a failure to break out above short-term resistance levels and concerns over a potentially bearish USDA report pressured corn and beans. Developments in the outside market structure though created great concern throughout all markets resulting in a risk off attitude and increased selling pressure mid-week. · Ideas that a shift in Fed policy towards a more hawkish tone resulting in increased interest rates, though known for some time now, was pointed to as the reasoning behind the selloff... Continued rainfall across the Wheat Belt combined with snowfall and poor conditions reducing production and quality prospects across Western Canada will likely keep prices relatively firm in the weeks and months ahead...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 7 months ago

    The Keenans were up to their elbows in infrastructure projects, animal husbandry, and a burgeoning farmstay business, and needed help in a bad way. Balancing a post and beam, lime plaster home construction project against caretaking goats and chickens, while juggling four human kids to boot, left the Keenans with little time for their personal lives. So, the family turned to the outside world for help. As a recent college grad excited about farming, I responded to their advertisement, and soon found my way to the delightful Keenan homestead... ATTRA/NCATATTRA’s directory, in use since 1989, is organized visually with a map of the US and Canada, easy to navigate, and conveys all of the important details an intern should know about your farm prior to applying for an internship...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter: June 8, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 6 months ago

    This Week In Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: June 8, 2018· Jitters over trade disputes and ideas of beneficial rainfall and cooler temperatures showing up in weather models after recent heat pressured corn and soybeans. Ideas that production issues in wheat growing regions around the world are less than ideal kept values there exceptionally volatile. When the dust settled we saw wheat unchanged, corn down 14 and July soys 52 lower. · Weather model conflict seemed to be the theme this week as the GFS and Euro seemed to contradict each other at every turn... It appears now that NAFTA talks will carry on well into 2019, with some administration officials floating the idea of transitioning to individual negotiations though the powers that be in Canada and Mexico have refused the idea...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter October 5, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 2 months ago

    · Late Sunday news broke that an agreement had been reached by the US, Mexico and Canada to salvage the once tri-lateral North American Free Trade Agreement. The newly dubbed USMCA (US, Mexico, Canada agreement) kept much of the former agreements language but with a few new clauses attached for better market facilitation. One particular change captured a good share of attention from members of the US dairy industry as it works to unravel the class 7 dairy class introduced by Canada early last year... Prior to the introduction of this new class processors in Canada had to import these products from the US. With the introduction of the class not only did we see a significant reduction in the imports of these products from the US by Canada we also saw a significant increase of exports to traditional US customers as the cost of said products was well below US sale value...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Posted By Gregory Heilers
    7 months ago

    The legendary Joel Salatin weighed in on this article with advice on how to find the perfect intern! https://agfuse.com/article/how-to-source-farm-interns

    Posted By Angie Setzer
    2 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/citizens-weekly-newsletter-october-5-2018

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    4 months ago

    https://www.yorktonthisweek.com/agriculture/producer-buries-underwear-in-fields-1.23389401

    Posted By Ron Boyd
    10 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/lighten-up-and-increase-productivity

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    4 months ago

    https://www.theaccidentalagronomist.com/news/2018/8/21/ag-101-week-35

    Posted By Cierra Bray
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/canada-agriculture-day-water-pollution-from-agriculture

    Posted By David Sullivan Ag Safety
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/atv-safety-device

    Posted By Cierra Bray
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/agriculture-management-plans-for-crop-and-vineyard

    Posted By Scott Kehler
    1 years, 6 months ago

    Will hailstorms be more common on the Canadian Prairies in the future? That question was posed by atmospheric scientists from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the University of Manitoba in a recent article titled “The changing hail threat over North America in response to anthropogenic climate change” in the journal Nature Climate Change. Check out our latest blog post for our take on the results. https://www.weatherlogics.com/blog/

    Posted By Cotton News
    2 months ago

    https://www.cottongrower.com/cotton-news/updated-trade-agreement-with-mexico-and-canada-good-for-u-s-cotton/