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Report Shatters Myths about BC’s Resource Economy

Former top economist from Statscan debunks 7 common misconceptions Phillip Cross, former chief economic analyst of Statistics Canada, released a report today addressing the importance of the resource sector to British Columbia’s economy. In it, he debunks seven common myths … Continue reading

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Bioenergy crops have potential as renewable fuel source — and as invasive species

Invasive Plant Science and Management — Cultivation of large grasses for bioenergy production is gaining interest as a renewable fuel source. A sterile hybrid, giant miscanthus, is a promising bioenergy crop that, unfortunately, carries a high establishment cost for growers. … Continue reading

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Non-food crop oilseeds open the door to better biofuels

Vancouver, BC-based Calyx Bio-Ventures Inc. (TSXV: CYX), http://www.calyxbio.com, is an agricultural technology company focused on renewable fuels including biojet and biodiesel. Calyx is the largest shareholder in Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., http://www.agrisoma.com, a company which is producing a new proprietary non-food … Continue reading

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A national comprehensive approach to bee health

- Stakeholder Workshop Ottawa, Ontario – The necessity to take a comprehensive look at the various factors impacting bee health in Canada brought together a diverse group of stakeholders at a Bee Health Workshop in Ottawa. “Bees are critical to … Continue reading

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13 billion reasons to support the South Korean free trade agreement

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Royal Manitoba Winter Fair | March 31 – April 5, 2014

equine  Fan Favorites and New Features Fill Up the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Brandon, MB – The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair will be taking place at the Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba March 31 to April 5, 2014. The Fair, which … Continue reading

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You’re smarter than an ad campaign

Editorial from Sue McCrum, President of American Agri-Women – “A Force for Truth” My email box was filling up. Comments were coming in. What was all the chatter about? Another attempt to influence what Americans think about agriculture – this … Continue reading

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Cows witnessing wolf attacks suffer symptoms similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Daniel Robison, 541-737-1386, daniel.robison@oregonstate.edu, on Twitter @OregonStateExt Sources: Reinaldo Cooke, 541-573-4083, reinaldo.cooke@oregonstate.edu; David Bohnert, 541-573-8910, dave.bohnert@oregonstate.edu This story is online at: http://bit.ly/OSU_AgNews1374. BURNS, Oregon – Unlike cows that haven’t ever had a run-in with wolves, ones that have can … Continue reading

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Asia and Africa home to 95 percent of the global agricultural population

A new Worldwatch Institute study examines the slow growth of global agricultural populations and the vast disparity between continents The global agricultural population—-defined as individuals dependent on agriculture, hunting, fishing, and forestry for their livelihood—-accounted for over 37 percent of … Continue reading

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Farm, food & political leaders discuss priorities at CFA Annual Meeting

The end of February Annual Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) brought together over 150 farm and food leaders from across Canada to discuss policy and advocacy priorities for the organization. “The value of the meeting is the … Continue reading

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