April 2013 Index

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3. ACROSS BORDERS – Manitoba Ag Minister takes issue with COOL developments

3. Prospects for China’s poultry industry

3. What should development look like?

4. Nuffield farming scholars from 8 countries gather in Guelph

5. Government foreign offices to be amalgamated

5. Food security ambitions driving ammonia sales in India and China

5. Lyme disease in the UK

6. Annual BC auction raised $120,000 for aid in Africa

8. ANNOUNCEMENTS – CFIA release new national biosecurity standard for potatoes

8. Chicken Farmers of Canada name 2013 Executive

8. United Farmers of Alberta 2013 board

9. New sulphur fertilizer facility slated for Strachan, Alberta

9. BC gets a 20% increase in ag budget

10. Barley Council of Canada board announced

10. Pullet Growers Canada re-elects executive and continues agency status process

10. Canadian Wind Eneergy Association introduces windfacts.ca

11. Alberta Wheat Commission announces new members and staff

11. New professorship in Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance in Manitoba

12. BEES – Is Varroa the cause of it all?

12. Nosema ceranae and Fipronil esposure

13. Leafcutter bee parasite and disease control

14. EFSA identifies neonicotinoid risks to bees

15. COMPETITIONS & AWARDS – Dairy OYF winners in Atlantic Canada

15. OYF Calendar

16. Gibbons grain farmer 2013 OY Farmer for Alberta/NWT region

16. FCC honors five women who are leaders in agriculture

17. The best of the best – Canadian farm writers shine at American awards

18. EVENTS – Fairs, Exhibitions & Farm Shows

20. FARM BUSINESS – Farmland sales & GST

20. FMC launches International Farm Management Competition

21. Farm leaders address priorities for Canadian agriculture

22. FOOD – Significantly reduce risk of ALS with diet

22. Banned ingredients are still legal in the US

24. RESEARCH – BC Johne’s Disease Project

25. In triplicate, genes make maize tolerant to toxic soil

25. Scientists discover distant relatives of gardener’s friend