May 2015 Index

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3. ACROSS BORDERS – CFGB kicks off ‘Good Soil’ campaign

4. B.C. “flour peddlers” empower South Sudan village

4. Bird flu spreads

5. Positive trends in latest report on antibiotic use in food animals

5. CDC ties 2014 Creutzfeldt-Jakob death to British beef

5. Vermont adopts GMO labeling law

5. Salmonella spurring scary’ regulation changes

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS – New board & staff changes

6. CAHRC announces research to support women in agriculture

6. New website launched to help stakeholders adapt to updated Plant Breeders’ Rights

7. Gates Foundation grant to boost staple crop breeding

7. New book ‘Beneath the Soil’ latest novel in Chase ‘Superman’ Duffy Series

7. Changes to the CanadaGAP Certification Program for 2015

8. The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors

9. Growing problem, modern tools: A new approach to monitoring avian influenza

10. BEES – Bee Health Roundtable highlights progress

11. Surveillance by drone could help stop illegal poaching

11. New beekeeping program at KPU is about to create quite a buzz

12. COMPETITIONS & AWARDS – New Program Manager at OYF

12. OYF Calendar

13. Gale awarded CanadaGAP Food Safety Leadership Award

13. Young Guns Competition

14. 4-Her Taylor Robb awarded Agriventure Global Scholarship

14. GROWMARK Essay Contest opportunity for Ontario high school students

14. FCC AgriSpirit Fund enhancing rural communities with $1 million of support

14. Over $60,000 awarded to KPU horticulture students

15. EVENTS – Fairs, Exhibitions & Farm Shows

18. FARM BUSINESS – Some good dirt on dirt

20. Farm business issues at KAP

20. FCC farmland value report

21. Diary of a sell-out?

22. Pollinator protection & responsible use of treated seed – Best Management Practices

23. Grain Farmers of Ontario oppose draft seed regulations

24. Protecting prime farmland

24. Phosphorus management

25. FOOD – How bad habits compromise food safety at home

26. RESEARCH – “Switches” open doors to new research fields

26. Common weed could be bred to make rubber

27. OSU scientists invent rain-resistant coating that cuts cherry cracking in half