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June 12, 2015 - To the world, Canada is considered as a leading agricultural nation.  Not only because of our total agricultural production but also because of advances in agricultural science.  These advances have been helping Canadian farmers and many related sectors for decades.  From overcoming the challenges that our…
 A new three-year trial will evaluate which new technologies work best in organic crop cultivation in terms of weed control, nutrient management and pest and pathogen control. Photo by Roger Henry/AAFC. It’s no surprise the demand for organic potatoes is growing in North America and beyond, as demand for all…
May 20, 2015, Fortune Cove, PEI – Potato farmers growing for the early market are about three weeks behind on planting, thanks to persistent snowbanks, wet fields and low temperatures across Prince Edward Island. The Journal Pioneer Reports. | READ MORE
April 23, 2015, Alberton, PEI – Snow and wet ground are delaying potato planting season on Prince Edward Island. The Journal Pioneer reports. | READ MORE
Apr. 14, 2015, Saskatoon, SK - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced upcoming changes to streamline and modernize the way crop varieties are registered in Canada. The Government of Canada worked closely with the crop production value chain to ensure that Canada's Variety Registration (VR) system continues to protect Canada's…
By Colin MacLean/The Journal Pioneer
March 12, 2015, Newton, PEI – Twelve family farms are banding together to form the East Prince Agri-Environment Association. The group will focus on a number of files, including soil erosion, nitrate pollution reduction and fostering stronger relationships between farmers and scientists. The Journal Pioneer reports. | READ MORE
By Mary MacKay/The Guardian
March 2, 2015, Albany, PEI – When faced with a rapidly changing market, seven like-minded families pooled their farming and financial efforts together to create Mid-Isle Farms – a state-of-the-art facility that’s still packaging potatoes for the retail grocery and foodservice markets more than 30 years later. The Guardian reports. |…
By Ryan Ross/The Guardian
Feb. 17, 2015, Summerside, PEI – As its industry dealt with cases of tampering, the P.E.I. Potato Board hired a consultant to look at technology farmers could use to find foreign materials. The Guardian reports. | READ MORE
January 29, 2015 - The Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Task Force (LTF) has elected Mark Wales as its new Chairperson and is moving forward with the recommendations of its Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Action Plan to address agricultural industry worker shortages. “It is my pleasure to chair the Labor Task…
By Michael Mui/24 Hours Vancouver
Jan. 23, 2015, Vancouver – About one-third of British Columbia's potato production - both in acreage dedicated to the crop and in weight of annual produce - have disappeared over the course of a decade, and the industry says local appetites may be to blame. 24 Hours Vancouver reports. |…
December 16, 2014 - Starting January 1, 2015, vehicle owners wishing to purchase or attach farm plates to a new commercial vehicle over 3000 kg will need to provide documentation to demonstrate that they have a farm business. Only those clients purchasing or attaching new farm plates to a vehicle…
December 4, 2014 - Canada shares the North American continent with the United States, so the climate and ecological effects there have the potential to be felt here at home. It's with this in mind that a new government forecast from the U.S. may be concerning for Canada's farmers. According…
December 4, 2014 - In Canada, all farmers must report their net income by year's end. When you report your farming income, you’ll have to track earnings for the entire fiscal period. While the exact timeline can vary - new or recently closed businesses will have slightly different fiscal periods…
By Brandi Cowen
Oct. 16, 2014, Guelph, ON – A new set of five Focus on Rural Ontario fact sheets examine the numbers of people moving in and out of each county and region by age, and some of the information may be surprising.
Oct. 2, 2014 – In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields, just as they have for generations.   But, as the Associated Press reports, with farm operations consolidating and heavy machinery making them more efficient, farmers…
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