October 2012 Index

Go to October 2012 AgriDigest

3. ACROSS BORDERS – What happens if the US Congress fails to pass a farm bill by October 1st?

3. USDA reports eighth best corn crop

3. R-CALF sues WTO and others over COOL ruling

4. Argentina requests WTO help on US meat restrictions

4. Mexico culled 22 million birds to fight avian flu

4. Nebraskans indicted for selling non-inspected meat to schools

4. India is fertile ground for budding urea industry

5. Harvesting for world hunger alleviation

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS – New study says Canada’s beef industry at tipping point

7. Agricultural ministers and farm leaders discuss agricultural policy

7. $100,000 Farm Credit Canada Ag Safety Fund delivers

7. G&F Financial Group supports BC 4-H

8. FCC launches ninth annual Drive Away Hunger program

8. Agrium supports Little Green Thumbs across Canada

8. New fertilizer plant moves to project development

9. BEES – National bee diagnostic centre opens at Beaverlodge

9. Recipe for thymol syrup for winter feeding

10. WAS/WSBA Joint Conference

11. OSU finds honeybee infected by ‘zombie’ fly

12. The winter cluster

12. One of the last bastions of freedom from varroa breached

13. COMPETITIONS & AWARDS – Feedlot of the Year award goes to Quebec

13. Plains receive CAA 50 Year Heritage Award

14. First generation farmers 2012 Quebec’s Outstanding

14. The best tasting apple on Salt Spring Island

14. Mike Puhallo Memorial Scholarships

15. IAF seeks nominations for Innovation Award

15. CFGA announces Leadership Award

15. First Farm Family Awards for Ontario

16. ENVIRONMENT – ‘Repurposing’ industrial waste

17. EVENTS – Organic Connections 2012: A Vision for the Future

18. Fairs, Exhibitions & Farm Shows

18. How much for a George original?

19. BC Farm Women’s Network celebrates 25th anniversary

20. FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT – Hay East is farmers helping each other

21. Manitoba pork producers seek $130 million in aid

21. Producer cars and grain dealer cars in an open market environment

22. OPINION – New strategy, collaboration needed for Canada’s beef sector

23. Farmers unhappy with changes to safety net programs

25. RESEARCH – Fire blight threat to apples and pears meets its nemesis

26. Global Rust-Tracker to monitor deadly wind-borne wheat fungus

26. 2,4-D resistance will confound biotech varieties’ usefulness