December 2013 Index

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3. CHRISTMAS IN CANADA

5. ACROSS BORDERS – Fund-raising events in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS – New boards and staff announcements: CFGA hires new Executive Director

6. CFFO’s top executive leaders to be acclaimed

6. Alberta Canola Producers nomination results

7. Alberta Wheat Commission elects new directors and regional reps by acclamation

7. Alberta Barley, Alberta Wheat Commission celebrate new shared office

7. Keystone Agricultural Producers speaks on CETA

8. Fisheries legislation changes have removed habitat protection for most fish species

9. BEES – Stop honey bee carnage, say 8 out of 10 Ontarians

10. Ontario’s pollinator concerns are broader than just pesticide use

10. Other pesticides found to affect bee health

11. COMPETITIONS & AWARDS – Alberta and Nova Scotia couples win OYF 2013

11. OYF Calendar

12. SFU science leaders receive Chancellor’s Award

12. U of M ag student wins Young Speakers competition

12. Awards for local environmental heroes!

13. Farmer rewarded for pollinator protection efforts

13. Milk Maker Contest announced

13. Community engagement nets major student award

14. ENVIRONMENT – Proposed EPA changes bad for the economy and the environment

14. CFFO comments on the proposed Great Lakes Protection Act

15. EVENTS – Fairs, Exhibitions & Farm Shows

16. Achievements, challenges and future directions for NFACC

17. FARM BUSINESS – Bumper crop, lower feed prices: TD ag outlook

18. Seasonal farm workers heading home after successful work term

18. FCC extends Young Farmer Loan Program

18. Railway woes persist

19. 2013 North American harvest analysts detect mycotoxin threat

19. New breeding technologies move new traits crops faster and more economically

20. Farming technology turns to radar

20. Practices to encourage loss of seedbanks are key to weed management

21. FOOD – New funding for BC agri-food exports

21. Ag sector seeks rebound opportunities for Heinz plant

21. NWO FoodEx Crowdsourcing Contest!

21. Congratulations to the 2013 Culinary Award winners

21. Feast On – Certified Taste of Ontario

21. Pilot uses local food for school fundraisers

22. MARKETS – Rabobank international reports: Rising milk production costs continue to squeeze margins

22. Global companies essential for sub-Saharan Africa to reach its F&A potential

23. OPINION – Farmers sold out again, says NFU

23. UPOV ‘91 yet another sell-out

24. Retain bond security requirements for licensed grain companies

25. RESEARCH – Post-natal dietary calcium supplements for dairy cows

25. Grizzly bear management is too risky

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