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Published on Fri, 02/20/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Be the Difference Encourages All Canadians to be Farm Safety Champions

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Be the Difference Encourages All Canadians to be Farm Safety Champions

Ottawa, ON, February 20, 2015: This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) are encouraging all Canadians to become farm safety champions as a part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 presented by Farm Credit Canada (FCC), which runs from March 15 to 21, 2015.

Published on Fri, 02/06/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

Tractor and Machinery Training Initiatives Funded Across Canada

February 6, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada, is pleased to announce that over $100,000 has been awarded to help enhance tractor and machinery training across Canada.

Published on Tue, 02/03/2015 by BASF Canada

The evolution of Canada’s most profitable crop

The evolution of Canada’s most profitable crop

From its inception in the 1970s to today, canola has steadily evolved and become the most profitable crop in Canada.

In the 1990s, canola moved from open pollinated cultivars to high yielding hybrids. In 1995, the first herbicide-tolerant variety was released followed by the introduction of disease-resistant varieties.

As canola production continues to evolve, growers look for innovative tools and technologies to help meet challenges and maximize canola production.

Published on Mon, 01/26/2015 by The Railway Association Of Canada

The Polar Vortex shouldn’t be the foundation of Canadian railway policy

The Polar Vortex shouldn’t be the foundation of Canadian railway policy

By Paul Miller

Last winter caused widespread disruption in freight supply chains across Canada, and railways were certainly not immune; the service they were able to provide during weeks of exceptionally cold weather fell well short of many customers’ requirements.

Published on Tue, 12/09/2014 by BASF Canada

Protecting grain grades with two-pass fungicide system

Protecting grain grades with two-pass fungicide system

For the second harvest season, producers in Western Canada have had the freedom to market their grains to a buyer of their choice. With this freedom, producing a high-quality and high-yielding crop has become critical. In order to satisfy individual buyers and meet strict market grade tolerances, it is important that growers take a proactive approach and manage disease pathogens within their cropping systems.

Published on Mon, 12/01/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Nature Conservancy of Canada again named top environmental charity by MoneySense Magazine

Nature Conservancy of Canada again named top environmental charity by MoneySense Magazine

The Drive for Five is successful

December 1, 2014 – As Canadians enter an important time of the year for charitable gift giving, MoneySense Magazine has ranked the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)  the top environmental charity in the country for the 5th consecutive year.

The not-for-profit, private land conservation organization welcomes the announcement just published in  MoneySense Magazine’s 2015 Charity 100 rankings. 

Published on Thu, 10/23/2014 by BASF Canada

Proper crop rotation beneficial for weed control

Proper crop rotation beneficial for weed control

A recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid suggests that 98 percent of Canadian growers believe that crop rotation is an effective weed management strategy. While an overwhelming majority agree with the strategy in theory, many growers do not follow recommended rotation guidelines. In fact, the poll shows that only one in three growers rotate their canola crop according to agronomists’ recommendations.

Published on Wed, 10/15/2014 by RBC Insurance

Teen Driving: Take the Responsible Road

Teen Driving: Take the Responsible Road

While an RBC Insurance survey shows that nine-in-10 parents rate their teens as fairly good drivers, many teenagers still fall prey to common driving misconceptions.

“Being a teenage driver isn’t always easy. You’re developing a new skill and learning the rules of the road, and because of this, are more likely to fall victim to myths,” explains Natalie Dupuis, Senior Product Manager, Auto, RBC Insurance. “However, knowing what types of mistakes you’re most likely to commit can help reduce the chances of you making them.”

Published on Thu, 10/09/2014 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Success Leads to Paying It Forward

Success Leads to Paying It Forward

Calgary, October 9th, 2014 – The launch of the first Advancing Women Conference in 2014 brought to light many successes and accomplishments among women within the ag industry. With the overwhelming success of this event, Iris Meck, AWC conference organizer and owner IMCI, is proud to be able to pay it forward and invest in future leaders by sponsoring and funding great opportunities for women in ag.

Published on Wed, 10/08/2014 by Canfax

Are these good days here to stay?

Are these good days here to stay?

October 8, 2014, CALGARY- Members of the Canadian cattle industry will be meeting in Calgary on November 18 and 19, 2014 at the Canfax Cattle Market Forum. The annual event is in its third year and will be held at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta.  The forum features a number of expert industry speakers who will present new perspectives and focused, up-to-date information on the beef industry.

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