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Farming Documentary: “The Marsh Mucker’s Tale” on the Documentary Channel

 Printable copy: Documentary Channel – June 4    

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‘Sacrosanct’ Agricultural Land Commission eyed for breakup

The following article by Mark Hume appeared in the November 7th issue of the Globe and Mail: British Columbia’s “sacrosanct” Agricultural Land Commission will be effectively dismantled and the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission will assume new responsibilities for land … Continue reading

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Five agricultural economic trends for 2014

In keeping with Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) commitment to providing timely and relevant economic analysis to the Canadian agriculture industry, FCC Chief Agricultural Economist J. P. Gervais shares five key economic issues in agriculture to watch in 2014. “Canadian agriculture … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals for Canada-Germany Collaborative R&D Projects

Canadian and German companies are invited to submit proposals for collaborative industry-led R&D projects aimed at creating new products, processes and services for civilian applications including, but not limited to, the fields of: • Renewable and alternative energy; • Advanced … Continue reading

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Farmers urged to comment on neonicotinoid use before December 12

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has done a study on the effects of neonicotinoid-treated seed on pollinators, and has concluded that “current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed are not sustainable.” It plans … Continue reading

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Too early to declare the deficit slain

Don’t break out the champagne just yet By Sean Speer and Charles Lammam, The Fraser Institute After federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty unveiled his latest financial plan Tuesday, much of the media hype centred on the government’s larger than expected … Continue reading

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Skills shortages reflect Canadian-made barriers

But if there was a simple, straightforward policy solution, it would have been implemented by now By Sarah Watts-Rynard, Executive Director, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum When it comes to discussing whether Canada is developing enough skilled tradespeople, the perspectives are more … Continue reading

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Unlocking Canada’s trade potential

Canada has shown for the very first time it is willing to make major concessions involving agriculture By Sylvain Charlebois, Associate Dean, College of Management and Economics, The University of Guelph Some say the Canada-EU trade agreement is Stephen Harper‘s … Continue reading

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Young people more open to a career in the trades

But negative comments from parents, others, deter them from making the leap By Sarah Watts-Rynard, Executive Director, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum Employers in the skilled trades across Canada are reporting that they face difficulties finding people with the skills required for … Continue reading

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Immigration creating new opportunities for agriculture

Canada’s growing immigrant population is creating new opportunities for Canadian food producers and processors, according to J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Chief Agricultural Economist. “As immigration patterns change, there are significant opportunities for Canadian agriculture to respond to the … Continue reading

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