March 2015 Index

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3. ACROSS BORDERS – CFFO & the Foodgrains Bank projects

4. Monsanto gift of $100,000 doubled by growing projects

4. In Sri Lanka, farming leaves no time for gossip

4. Hershey’s goes non-GMO

4. Rent walkouts point to strains in US farm economy

5. ANNOUNCEMENTS – New board & staff changes

6. Development of Canada’s first national Code of Practice for Rabbits

6. Review of Canada’s Code of Practice for Veal Calves n

6. New export requirements negotiated for PEI potatoes

6. Canadian Forage and Grassland Association is seeking a new Executive Director

7. Wheat producers in Alberta can claim SR&ED credit on their 2014 income taxes

7. Reward doubled and deadline extended in potato tampering investigation

8. BC Government proclaims “Cowboy Heritage Week”

8. 25th Anniversary of the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo!

8. BC Cowboy Heritage Society Student Scholarships

9. BC Forestry Industry remains a leading contributor to provincial economy

9. Updated versions of the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manuals released

9. FBMC Congress Call for Papers

10. COMPETITIONS & AWARDS – Ponoka goat farmers OYF winners for Alberta

10. OYF Calendar

11. Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards

11. NSERC awards SFU researchers $1.5M in grants

12. Agropur crowns its Milk Quality Champions

13. 2015 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees

13. Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC

14. EVENTS – Fairs, Exhibitions & Farm Shows

15. Fit for a Queen! The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

16. FARM BUSINESS – Fuel prices only one piece of farm input puzzle

16. Pork producers commit levy funds to increase swine health collaboration

17. WHO’s cancer agency could deem red, processed meats carcinogenic

17. GFO responds to proposed regulations on neonicotinoids

17. Calf Price Insurance premiums shouldn’t scare producers

18. Practices to prevent cattle lameness

18. Seeding specifics means more profit

18. 500 attend Manitoba Potato Production Days

19. FARM SAFETY – Be the Difference – Ag Safety Week March 15 – 21 2015

19. Tractor and machinery training initiatives funded across Canada

20. RESEARCH – Ripening research for BC wine

21. Scientists reprogram plants for drought tolerance

21. UV bursts offer chemical-free destruction of seed potato pathogens

21. Mapping soil moisture

22. DUC teams up with Lakeland ag students to explore winter wheat’s potential