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Krone expecting more growth in U.S. hay and forage market

Krone continuing to invest in manufacturing and infrastructure to build its business in North America, CEO says.
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Sugarcane aphid - Transform approved for grain sorghum in two more states

Mississippi, Louisiana added
EPA has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in Mississippi and Louisiana for the application of Transform WG insecticide for control of sugarcane aphids in sorghum.

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Harper Government Improves Cash Advance Program for 2015

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today highlighted major enhancements to the Advance Payments Program (APP) designed to improve and streamline administration, provide greater flexibility and more repayment options, and ease access to the program for producers.

Potholes a'plenty: Severe winter further degrades already crumbling roads, bridges

This winter has produced a bumper crop of potholes, washouts, and other damage that has turned highways and streets into a whack-a-mole exercise of trying to dodge one pothole before another pops up ahead.

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Jack Jones, LSU cotton breeder, dies

Retired LSU Professor Jack Jones dies. He helped develop some of the first resistant lines of cotton planted in the U.S., world.
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Federal government makes adjustments to 2015 Cash Advance Program

Farmers who have other primary employment can now apply for Canada’s Advance Payments Program

Government Invests In Canada's Fertilizer Industry

The federal government announced Friday an investment of $1.1 million to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute.

You're Invited! Alberta Pork Telephone Town Hall - Thursday, April 2

Alberta Pork's next Telephone Town Hall runs Thursday, April 2

Harper Government Invests in Research for Canada's Fertilizer Industry

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $1.1 million to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI).

Researchers Aim to Extend Winter Wheat Seeding Window

Scientists with the University of Manitoba, in partnership with western Canada's winter wheat growers have launched a research project aimed at expanding the seeding window for winter wheat.

Alberta Lamb Producers Meet the Board

The Alberta Lamb Producers invites sheep producers to “Meet the Board”

Launching a new pear variety into Canadian marketplace

Vineland Growers’ Co-operative Ltd. is working, in collaboration with Ontario Tender Fruit Marketing Board and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, to launch a new premium pear variety into the Canadian marketplace.

Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan Ready to Assume Saskatchewan's Animal Protection Act Enforcement

Effective April 1 a newly formed Saskatchewan humane society will take over the enforcement of Saskatchewan's Animal Protection Act.

Weekly Livestock Market Summary

First off, to the latest on the livestock markets.

Bee Health Roundtable Reviews First 12 Months

The National Bee Health Roundtable recently held its third workshop since its inception one year ago.

Fusarium Head Blight a Challenge for Farmers

Fusarium was a key challenge for farmers in many areas last year and is being found in some seed tests.

Federal government invests in Canada’s fertilizer industry

More than 10% of the world’s fertilizer supply comes from Canada, equalling about $12 billion to the Canadian economy annually

Trying to minimize water runoff

Contour farming among one of the methods available to help minimize runoff from farms into lakes, rivers and city water supplies

Gluten-free wheat?

Kansas Wheat Commission putting $200,000 towards research to try and help people with celiac disease

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