Environment and Nature
Give Thanks for Canada’s Nature
Give Thanks for Canada’s Nature
By John Lounds
As the days get shorter and the leaves change colour, Autumn is the perfect time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for, such as friends, family, and the way nature enriches our lives.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is grateful for the support received from individuals and groups across the country to protect habitats and wildlife, including species at risk.
CASA Welcomes G3 as Grain Safety Program Sponsor
October 5, 2016, Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that G3 Canada Limited (G3) has committed funding in support of CASA’s Grain Safety Program.
For the Love of Trees: TD Bank Group helps NCC conserve forests in all 10 Provinces
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and TD Bank Group (TD) are marking National Forest Week with the announcement of 25 conservation projects across the country.
The conservation projects total more than 40,606 acres (16,432 hectares). That’s an area equivalent to more than 27,000 Canadian football fields – or 15 football fields a day over the five year initiative!
Four Prairie Grower Organizations Contribute to CASA’s Grain Safety Program
Winnipeg, MB, September 20, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is pleased to announce that four grower organizations – Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), Alberta Pulse Growers (APG), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), and Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) – have committed $120,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program.
“Having producer support of the Grain Safety Program is vital to the success of this initiative,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive Director.
CASA’s Farm Safety Conference to be Held October 4 – 6 in Charlottetown
Winnipeg, MB, August 31, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 22nd annual conference, “Empowering the AgSafe Family – Keeping Kids Safe”, and annual general meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from October 4 – 6, 2016.
“Injuries are still too common on the farm,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive Director. “And far too often, these injuries involve children and young workers.”
Three New Directors Appointed to FarmSafe Foundation Board
August 24, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The FarmSafe Foundation welcomes three new members to the charity’s Board of Directors.
Jim Feeny, Director of Public Affairs for CN, brings over 35 years of leadership experience in communications, and public and government affairs to the Foundation Board.
Shanna Groeneveld, Communications Manager with Crop Production Services (CPS), has a strong background in agricultural marketing, communications and training.
The Migratory Bird Treaty turns 100!
This year we mark the centennial of the convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the protection of migratory birds – also called the Migratory Bird Treaty – that was signed on Aug. 16, 1916.
Community Volunteers Keep Kids Safe Through Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® Events
The deadline to apply for a 2017 Safety Day is July 15th
Winnipeg, MB, July 12, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce that over 90 PAF Safety Day events are planned to take place in nine provinces in 2016.
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Nature Conservancy of Canada Highlights Need For Greater Conservation in Canada
Our planet is a very different place today than when your grandparents where born. Despite the copious amount of conservation work occurring on a daily basis by citizens, volunteers and environmental groups biodiversity is continuing to be lost in Canada.
White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario
Timing will be everything when it comes to controlling the disease
For soybean growers across Ontario, many are realizing the yield robbing potential of white mould and often it is already too late.
“White mould has become a serious issue for some soybean growers across Ontario,” said Rob Miller, Technical Development Manager, Eastern Canada, BASF Canada. “This disease is a challenge for growers because, by the time you see the disease in the field, the control options are limited.”