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Wheat could become pawn in Russia’s game of realpolitik

Canadian farmers have to wait and see how the crisis in Ukraine unfolds to determine the value of their crops While Canada’s involvement in the “Ukraine Crisis” has been little more than rhetorical to this point, our political impotence does … Continue reading

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Investment powers ahead while export engine sputters

Canada’s economy is increasingly exhibiting the symptoms of dual economic performance By Livio Di Matteo, Professor of Economics, Lakehead University The last decade has seen a mixed performance when it comes to the role of exports and investment spending in … Continue reading

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Maybe now First Nations have the country’s attention

Aboriginal participation in resource development on their traditional lands is now a right By Ken Coates, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute The Tsilhqot’in decision issued last week by the Supreme Court of Canada is an absolute game-changer. With unexpected clarity and … Continue reading

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Are Baby Boomers Doomed to Irrelevance in the Workplace?

Expert Shares Tips for Aging Workers Boomers may want to recall one of the poets they grew up reading, Dylan Thomas, and his most famous poem, named for its first line, “Do not go gentle into that good night,” a … Continue reading

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Common Myths about Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac: Separating Fact from Fiction

Leaves of three, let them be! With summer temperatures luring us outdoors, scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it’s a great time for refresher course on poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac. All three thrive … Continue reading

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The Social and Economic Benefits of Fairs and Exhibitions

By Janine Saw, BC Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Social Benefit Agricultural fairs are a place where communities are built, neighbors meet, and memories are made. With something to offer people of all ages, the fairs have become a bustling … Continue reading

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Scientists call for oil sands development moratorium, new policy roadmap

A commentary published last week in the international journal Nature calls for a moratorium on new oil sands projects in Alberta, citing what the authors say are flaws in how oil sands decisions are made. Five Simon Fraser University scientists … Continue reading

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ILC Beef 2014

Register for ILC Beef 2014 today! Time is running out to register for the congress so visit http://www.ilccalgary.com today. There is a great line up of speakers to discuss the opportunities of marketing the whole carcass in Canada and globally, … Continue reading

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The economics of animal welfare

By Sylvain Charlebois, Associate Dean – College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph A recent video exposing the abuse of cows is not sitting well with consumers. Animal welfare and other ethical issues in agriculture are an ongoing concern … Continue reading

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Two OYF scholarships now available – June 30 application deadline

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) program expanded its annual scholarship program to award two agriculture students each with a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline for 2014 applications is MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014. The OYF Memorial Scholarship will continue to award one … Continue reading

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