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February 2021

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Seeds Canada Follows Up On Numerous PBR Cases

  Last week, a large farming operation in Southern Alberta reached the largest cash settlement in a Plant Breeders' Rights case in Canadian history agreeing to pay over $737 thousand dollar read more..

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APAS Pleased To See Bill C-206 Moving Through Parliament

  Bill C-206 is a private members bill which would exempt on-farm natural gas and propane use for grain drying and heating barns passedsecond reading this week. Todd Lewis, President of the Agr read more..

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Fed Cattle Market Strong In Western Canada

  Beef plants in Western Canada are back to pre-COVID levels. Canfax Market Analyst Brian Perillat gave a cattle market update this week. "We've got both the Canadian dollar and feed grains ex read more..

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Record Year Forecasted For Canada's Farm Incomes

  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has completed an analysis of farm income for 2020 and 2021, and the results show that Canadian farm income and the value of farms is expected to be at an all-t read more..

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Bill C-206 Passes 2nd Reading

A Conservative bill to exempt farm fuels from the Liberal carbon tax passed 2nd reading this week. Introduced by Conservative MP Philip Lawrence, Provencher MP Ted Falk seconded Bill C-206 to remove ... read more..

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Canola Prices Breaking Records

Canola prices have been breaking records. Jon Driedger is vice-president with LeftField Commodity Research. "Truly this canola market is unprecedented. We are well into record highs and far beyond. ... read more..

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Alberta Farming Operation Ordered To Pay Largest PBR Settlement in Canadian History

A large farming operation in Southern Alberta has reached the largest cash settlement in a Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR) case in Canada's history. The farming operation agreeing to a cash settlem... read more..

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Cattle Markets Show Some Positive Signs

  Saskatchewan feeder steer and heifer prices moved higher across all weight categories last week. Provincial Cattle Specialist Natasha Wilkie says inventory probably has a lot to do with it. read more..

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Alberta's Results Driven Agriculture Research Group Hires A CEO

  Dr Mark Redmond will begin his new role as Chief Executive Officer on March 1st. The board feels Redmond will help drive RDAR forward in a continued collaboration with producers, scientists a read more..

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Alberta Wheat Commission Reminding Farmers To Apply For The SR&ED Tax Credit

Producers who paid their Alberta Wheat Commission check-off are eligible for a 31 per cent tax credit for their investment in wheat research and development projects. The tax credit is availab read more..

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Saskatchewan Stock Growers Riding For The Brand Fundraiser

  The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has been busy preparing for its Semi-Annual Meeting on Thursday. President Kelcy Elford says this year's event is going virtual. The event, which g read more..

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Alberta Producer To Chair CCGA

  The Canadian Canola Growers Association’s board of directors has elected Mike Ammeter from Sylvan Lake, Alberta as Chair. He moves into the role for a two-year term taking over from Ber read more..

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CWA Names Top 50 Most Influential People In Canadian Agriculture

  Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) is celebrating Canada's Ag Day by unveiling a diverse group of industry leaders for the first-ever "Top 50 in Canadian Agriculture" campaign. In late 2020, CW read more..

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Saskatchewan Announces 2021 Crop Insurance Program

  Farmers enrolled in Saskatchewan Crop Insurance will be paying higher premiums for higher coverage levels in 2021. Jeff Morrow, the Acting CEO and President of SCIC says producers will be loo read more..

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Celebrating Canadian Agriculture

Tuesday, February 23 is Canada's Agriculture Day. Canadians are more likely to look for Canadian food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by Farm Credit Canada (FCC). &ld... read more..

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Consumers Have An Opportunity To Learn More About Beef Cows

  A number of farm groups are hosting learning events for the public today to help give a better understanding of the Agriculture industry and the work involved in putting food on the table. It read more..

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Agriculture Plays A Key Role In Canadian Economy

  Today is Canada's Agriculture Day! It's an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Canadian farmers and workers in the food industry. Stat's Canada reports a recent read more..

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PGDC Evaluating Potential New Crop Cultivars

The Prairie Grain Development Committee is holding its Annual Meetings online this year. This week's forum focuses on the testing, evaluation, and recommending of potential new crop cultivars. Dr Ri... read more..

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Cattlemen Reminded To Monitor Winter Feed Programs

  Producers are being warned about problems like winter tetany which can develop in animals if their winter feed rations and minerals are off. Catherine Lang is a Livestock and Feed Extension S read more..

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FarmCash Payments Program Expands To Other Province's

  The Alberta Wheat Commission's FarmCash Advance Payments Program is expanding. The program will now be available to producers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia starting in mid-Ma read more..

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Rejuvenating Forage Stands Can Improve Production

A number of producers take time over the winter to evaluate their farming and ranching operation. Rejuvenating pastures or hay stands can help to improve productivity. Range Management Extension Spe... read more..

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Chickpea Diagnostic Team Investigating Plant Health Issue

  Chickpea producers are hoping scientists can get to the bottom on a new plant health issue that has been impacting the crop for the last two years. Producers taking part in a recent Sask Puls read more..

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Grain Sector Seeking Solutions To Marine Port Governance Rules

The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) announced last week that the grain sector is embarking on a major campaign to raise awareness and seek solutions for outdated and problematic marine port ... read more..

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Canada Has Seen Significant Changes In Grain Movement

  The University of Calgary's, Simpson Centre - School of Public Policy webinar this week focused in on "Connecting Canadian Farmers to SE Asia Markets: Now and in the Future." In order to look read more..

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Westcap Invests In Key Agricultural Equipment Dealer

Westcap Management Ltd is investing in Rocky Mountain Equipment, Canada's largest Case New Holland dealer on the Prairies. RME has 36 branch locations across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and re... read more..

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Olymel Shutdown Means Pork Producers Will Have To Look At Options

  The Olymel plant at Red Deer, one of the largest hog slaughter plants in Western Canada is being temporarily closed after an outbreak of COVID-19.  Darcy Fitzgerald,  Executive Dire read more..

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FCC Economist Optimistic About 2021 Crop Markets

Farm Credit Canada has released their outlook for the grains, oilseed and pulse sector. FCC's Principal Agricultural Economist Craig Klemmer says prices ended 2020 fairly strong and were seeing that ... read more..

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Tansey Reviews Insect Concerns In Saskatchewan

Farmers are busy finalizing their cropping plans for 2021, and for many that will include pencilling in some money for insecticides. Everyone hopes they won't need it, but it's important to add it in... read more..

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Merit Opens Winnipeg Plant-Based Protein Facility

Merit Functional Foods has announced the official opening of its 94,000 square foot plant-based protein facility in Winnipeg. Merit has now completed construction and has started to commission and op... read more..

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Olymel Will Temporarily Close Red Deer Hog Plant

  The Olymel plant at Red Deer is being temporarily closed after an outbreak of COVID-19. Reports suggest there were over 300 confirmed cases and 192 active cases connected to the outbreak. Af read more..

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