January 2017 Index 

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3. YEAR-END REVIEW – StatsCan final 2016 crop production estimates


5. HPAI-related cull near 4 million birds in Asia, Europe

5. Brexit’s effect on the potato industry

6. Washington state moves to put processor out of business

6. Australian harvest adds to already large global crop supply

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS – Help for Alberta producers affected by TB quarantine

8. Canada Ag and Food Museum announces 50th Anniversary initiative on canola

8. New Alberta Verified Beef Production Plus coordinator

8. PMRA proposes phase-out of imidacloprid use

9. Leadership change at CAPI

9. Buchanan-Smith leaves BCRC

10. New potato processing plant in Lethbridge

10. Sears Canada to try food retailing

10. Maple Leaf aims to lower food insecurity in Canada

11. BEES – Ontario Pollinator Plan

12. COMPETITIONS & AWARDS – Easterners win big in 2016 OYF nationals

14. Awards highlight agri-food innovation

14. FCC contributes $122,750 to 253 4-H clubs across Canada

15. EVENTS – Fairs, Exhibitions & Farm Shows

16. FARM BUSINESS – Farmers meet with CN Rail

16. Tips to improve calf health this calving season

17. P.E.I. dairy farmer discovers seaweed dramatically cuts cows’ methane output

18. Shortfall of Canadians working in agriculture to double by 2025

18. Protecting livestock from predators

19. Alfalfa mosaic virus hits spuds

20. RESEARCH – Weather radar helps track bird flu

20. Research finds avocado extract may prevent listeria

21. Non-O157 STEC E. coli

21. Light-blocking packaging technology a major win for potato shelf-life