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FIRST LOOK: Great Plains unveils new 2015 equipment lineup

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Saskatchewan Crop Report

Haying continues in the province and livestock producers now have 42 per cent

White House Rural Council Announces $10 Billion Private Investment Fund to Finance Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects in Rural America

The White House Rural Council today announced the creation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects across the country.

USDA Livestock Slaughter

Red Meat Production Down 1 Percent From Last Year

Ready-to-Cook Weight Up 6 Percent from Last Year

Poultry certified wholesome during June 2014 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.74 billion pounds, up 6 percent from the amount certified in June 2013.

Harper Government Boosts Research for Canada's Chicken Industry

Member of Parliament Brad Trost, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of up to $275,000 to the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan to undertake a research project on disease control in the Saskatchewan broiler chicken industry.

Soybeans Futures Prices Closed Higher

Ag Market Review & Closing Grain & Livestock Futures Prices

Humane Society Devotes $375K to Fight ‘Right to Farm’

Opposition builds against Right to Farm measure.

USDA Export Sales Report Release

Net sales of 443,200 MT for delivery in the 2014/2015 marketing year were primarily for Japan (92,800 MT), Nigeria (71,300 MT), Singapore (53,500 MT, including 25,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and 5,500 MT switched from Vietnam)

Got Grain in the Bin?

The BINcast tool helps farmers know when to turn on their grain bin fans.

New Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus Publication

What do we know about this new disease Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus - click on the link SVNV bulletin gfo ncsrp and find out.

Canadian Bioeconomy Conference announces 2014 agenda

The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference taking place Dec. 1-3, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, announced its preliminary agenda this week.

Western Bean Cutworm Reaching Threshold in Some Fields

Either our own resident WBC populations did fine over the winter or the recent storm fronts brought in the bunch of moths from the US or a combination of the two.

Group Sow Housing Workshops

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (MRA), with help from Ontario Pork and the Prairie Swine Centre, are organizing group sow housing workshops for early September, at the Festival Inn in Stratford.

Concerns Raised About SK Farmland Sale To CPP

Concerns are being raised about the sale of more than 700 quarters

Excess Moisture Payments To Total Around $65M

Excess moisture insurance payments to Manitoba farmers who were unable to seed

New Manager For Glenlea Research Station

A new operations manager has been appointed for the University of Manitoba's Glenlea Research Station.

Minister Ritz Highlights Importance of Canada-United States Agricultural Trade at Major Economic Summit

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Foundation Summit where he underscored the importance of free and unfettered trade to drive competitiveness, create jobs and provide economic opportunities on both sides of the border.

Updated Pig Code Demonstrates Value of Canada's Consensus Based Approach to Animal Welfare

The associate executive director of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has shown the value of Canada's consensus based approach to addressing animal welfare issues.

Harper Government Supports New Market Opportunities for Blueberries

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge - Mission) announced today an investment of over $117,000 to the British Columbia Blueberry Council to help high-bush blueberry growers showcase their world-class blueberries abroad and increase export sales.

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