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Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by Humanitarian Coalition

The famine no one is talking about

The famine no one is talking about

The Humanitarian Coalition is made up of seven leading agencies who work together to increase the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of Canadian responses to international disasters and emergencies. The following article and attached image are free to use in your publications. Should you wish to conduct an interview with a Canadian who has recently witnessed the devastation or a South Sudanese now in Canada, please contact Yosé Cormier at 613-292-2687.

When you donate to members of the Humanitarian Coalition, you are giving experienced aid workers, already helping on the ground in countries like Yemen and South Sudan, the ability to reach even more people. Together, we can indeed save more lives.

Imagine walking to the local market and finding only empty stalls.

Published on Fri, 12/16/2016 by BASF Canada

Making advancements on your farm operation by harvesting more than just your crops this season

Making advancements on your farm operation by harvesting more than just your crops this season

Grow the crop, harvest the crop, haul it to the elevator. If only farming were that simple.

The fact is, crop producers have more variables than ever to manage. Today’s growers not only need to manage the data from inputs and yields in each of their fields, but they also need to manage grain contracts and on-farm storage.

This matters because at harvest time growers are vividly reminded that the success of their year’s sweat and toil can often be determined by how much grain goes in and out of the bins and at what price is it sold.

Published on Wed, 12/14/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Five Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Running out of gift ideas this holiday season? Fear not! Check out these suggestions for the nature lovers and environmentalists in your life:

1.   Ecosystem Globe

Published on Thu, 12/01/2016 by BASF Canada

Seed treatments help break the Fusarium lifecycle

Seed treatments help break the Fusarium lifecycle

Fusarium is a fungus that survives in a wide range of hosts, causes significant losses in grain yield and quality, and is easily spread by wind. Noteworthy for Canadian growers, the Fusarium fungus can overwinter in soil, or on crop and grass residues.

Published on Tue, 11/22/2016 by BASF Canada

New Clearfield Canola hybrids offer disease and agronomic performance along with specialty oil traits

New Clearfield Canola hybrids offer disease and agronomic performance along with specialty oil traits

Canola acres have grown 50 percent over the past ten years and will continue to grow, making it an economic driver for growers in Western Canada. This growth, which is accompanied by a demand for specialty canola oils such as high-oleic or omega 9 oils, strengthens the call for the development of new, high-performance seed varieties.

“Canola has become the real economic driver for a lot of farms in Western Canada. As a result, growers are increasing the frequency of it in their rotations,” said Derwyn Hammond, Area Agronomist with DuPont Pioneer.

Published on Tue, 11/15/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Get Into the True Spirit of the Holidays with These Five Tips

Get Into the True Spirit of the Holidays with These Five Tips

Ready for the holidays? Finding or receiving the ultimate gift may feel great, but helping others is more rewarding. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the gift shopping you’ll be doing, check out these tips for getting into the holiday spirit:

Published on Wed, 10/26/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

13 Facts About Canadian Bats

13 Facts About Canadian Bats

There are 19 species known bat species in Canada. Although they are subjected to a spooky stigma around Halloween, they’re nothing to be afraid of.

 Here are 13 things you didn’t know about this not-so-scary mammal:

1.  The snooze button. While hibernating, bats do not feed or drink, and their body temperature and metabolic rates decrease markedly. This energy-efficient state allows them to sleep away the long northern winters.

Published on Wed, 09/28/2016 by Advancing Women

Hon. Jeff Leal to open Advancing Women Conference

Hon. Jeff Leal to open Advancing Women Conference

Event Information

10/03/2016 @ 9:00 a.m.
10/04/2016
Toronto, Ontario

The Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership, Women in Ag Conference is delighted to announce that the Honourable Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister or Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will be our opening speaker. 

The Minister is scheduled to address this gathering of more than 400 women in agriculture on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. His remarks will be followed by a presentation by Deb Stark, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Published on Wed, 09/28/2016 by Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

For Immediate Release

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

Canadian Premature Babies Foundation calls for an exclusive human milk diet for premature babies

Published on Tue, 09/27/2016 by Advancing Women

Strong attendance expected at next week’s Advancing Women in Agriculture conference

Strong attendance expected at next week’s Advancing Women in Agriculture conference

For immediate release

TORONTO, September 27, 2016 – More than 400 women in the Canadian agriculture industry are set to gather for a one-of-a-kind experience of professional networking and personal inspiration.

The two-day Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership, Women in Ag Conference takes place October 3 and 4, 2016 in Toronto.

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