Three-year Cleanfarms project focusing on improving Ag plastic recycling
Cleanfarms project is examining how plastic wrap and other used materials can be recovered for recycling.
Ont. govt. investing $2.35M in advanced animal research
Research investment will help farmers safely manage livestock
Yukoners turn to farming to build self sufficiency, market for local food
As Yukon’s local food business develops, there’s potential to start exporting food products to Alaska or southern Canada
Outbreaks on farms are holding back the entire region, says Windsor, Ont., mayor
The mayor said public health officials have failed to ensure all migrant workers are tested for COVID-19
Animal rights activists say agriculture bill violates charter rights
Proposed law would increase protection for farmers against civil liability, fines for trespassing up to $15,000.
Ranchers, feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19
Cargill plant in High River shut down for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak, now operating at about 60% capacity.
Alberta investing $40M in food, farming, and forestry innovation
ERA will provide near-term capital for challenge projects that lead to longer term economic recovery, investment attraction and job creation.
120 workers test positive for COVID-19 at farm near Simcoe
Approximately 20,000 migrant workers come to Ontario each year to work on farms and in greenhouses.
Longer growing seasons have limited effect on combating climate change
If plant growth keeps increasing, length of the growing season could remove CO2 emissions from the atmosphere.
Feds to unveil emergency aid for agri-food sector hit hard by COVID-19
Farmers are making decisions about whether to plant crops, culling livestock because of reduced meat processing capacity.
Enough food but COVID-19 will still cause challenges: Bibeau
Labour shortages on farms and illness among employees at processing plants affect the food supply.
Feds invest $2.3M in potato disease research
As part of the project, the Canadian Horticulture Council will survey potato fields to determine the levels of Potato Early Dying disease
Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades
Producers are having difficulty getting their products to market
Climate change could open new land to farming, but caution needed: study
Big winners would be Canada and Russia, more than four million square kilometres of boreal forest would become arable land.
Competition Bureau investigating agricultural suppliers over sales activity
Looking at whether the companies restricted or refused to sell product to retailer Farmer Business Network Canada.