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  • Land management for a changing climate

    October 22, 2019

    University of Illinois – Nitrogen from agricultural production is a major cause of pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and contributes to large dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Illinois and other Midwestern states have set goals to reduce nitrogen load through strategies that include different land management practices. A new study from University […]

  • Wet fall raises Manitoba spring flood risk

    October 15, 2019

    Manitoba Co-operator — Manitoba’s Red River Valley is very wet heading into the winter freeze, but it’s still too early to say if the saturated soils will lead to flooding in the spring, according to provincial forecasters. The Manitoba government on Oct. 9 took the unprecedented step of opening the Red River Floodway, marking the first […]


  • Snow, cold grind Alberta harvest to virtual standstill

    October 8, 2019

    Marketsfarm – Last weekend’s dump of snow coupled with cold temperatures brought the Alberta harvest to a complete halt, according to the province’s latest crop report. For the week ended Oct. 1, the province-wide harvest managed to improve to 33.7 per cent from 28.1 per cent the previous week. This year’s pace was slightly above […]

  • Alberta snow further delays canola harvest, boosts prices

    October 1, 2019

    MarketsFarm – Canola prices finished up at Monday’s close, boosted by a weather premium after a low pressure system brought considerable snowfall to parts of Alberta over the weekend. Snow was mostly concentrated in the southern region of the province. Calgary and surrounding areas received around 30 centimetres of snow, according to preliminary results from […]


  • Grains with better flood survival

    September 24, 2019

    University of California-Riverside – Of the major food crops, only rice is currently able to survive flooding. Thanks to new research, that could soon change — good news for a world in which rains are increasing in both frequency and intensity. The research, newly published in Science, studied how other crops compare to rice when submerged […]

  • Scattered storms deliver varying crop damage across western Canada

    September 17, 2019

    Canadian Crop Hail Association – Farmers in western Canada reported scattered storm activity with pea-size hail in some cases, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. The storms occurred Sept. 1-6. CCHA member companies are investigating more than 500 claims of hail damage in Manitoba and Saskatchewan during the time period. Saskatchewan had the most activity […]


  • Farm Credit Canada to offer support in wake of Hurricane Dorian

    September 10, 2019

    AgCanada.com | Glacier FarmMedia – Farm Credit Canada says it plans to help its farmer clients in Atlantic Canada work around financial pressures following Hurricane Dorian’s passage through the region over the weekend. “We won’t know the full extent of damage for some time, but we’ve already heard that some customers will likely be facing […]

  • Conditions ripe for anthrax in some areas

    September 3, 2019

    Saskatchewan’s ministry of agriculture is warning livestock producers that weather conditions in some areas of the province may have coaxed anthrax spores up out of the soil. Anthrax was confirmed Aug. 29 as the cause of sudden death in seven animals in the Rural Municipality of Chester in the province’s southeast. The RM is roughly […]


  • Extreme fire seasons unlocking ‘old carbon’

    August 27, 2019

    Recent research has shown how a bad fire season in Canada’s North released about half as much carbon into the air as plants across the entire country were able to take up that year. But a new follow-up to that research suggests more of the carbon that went up in smoke may have previously been […]

  • Winter wheat harvest varies by province

    August 20, 2019

    AGCanada.com — Depending where a farmer is located, Canada’s winter wheat crop has varied this year. Ontario Ontario has long been the country’s powerhouse for winter wheat. Statistics Canada projected the province’s farmers to seed just over one million acres this year, nearly 75 per cent of Canada’s total winter wheat acres. However, Marty Vermey, senior […]

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