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Leading entomologist Marla Spivak: ‘We can have both pesticides and pollinators’

Marla Spivak, who holds a McKnight professorship in entomology at the University of Minnesota and directs the Bee Lab there, knows as much about bees as anyone. The notion that bees are dying off in just one way – the … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: The time is now

By Claire Citeau, Executive Director / Directrice générale Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) / Alliance Canadienne du Commerce Agroalimentaire (ACCA) Suite 1207, 350 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7S8 613-560-0500 cciteau@cafta.org http://cafta.org For Canada’s agricultural and food exporters, the Trans-Pacific … Continue reading

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Study finds ancient clam beaches not so natural

In their second study to be published in just over a year, an SFU led team of scientists has discovered that ancient coastal Indigenous people were more than hunter-gatherers. Casting a large interdisciplinary research net has helped Simon Fraser University … Continue reading

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

By Tracy Tjaden Book review by Patrick Lencioni Whether you are running a multimillion-dollar agriculture operation or a small family farm, if you’re working with people you are going to run into problems. In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, … Continue reading

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CFA Highlights Agricultural Considerations in Budget 2015

OTTAWA, APRIL 21, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see investments in agricultural trade promotion, a continued commitment to improve labour access and market information, and a reduction in cost of Employment Insurance (EI) premiums … Continue reading

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Changes to Foreign Worker Program could strangle Canadian economy

Changes could also lead to rise in illegal workers By Roslyn Kunin Canada’s recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) are slamming the door on low-skilled workers trying to come to Canada, and in some cases to stay … Continue reading

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Growing Food Trade, Shrinking Self-Sufficiency

New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends and consequences of the international food market As society reaches the limits of available farmland and accessible irrigation water, many countries have turned to international markets to help meet domestic food demand. Imports of … Continue reading

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