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AgriRisk Program Renewed Under Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The AgriRisk Initiatives Program has been renewed under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. On Friday, July 20, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced the $55 million…

Alberta Wheat Commission Announces Funding for Agronomy Research

The Alberta Wheat Commission announced $175,000 in funding to five research projects. The Commission funding will be over a five year period through the new Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster. Alberta…

Agriflash Headlines for July 23

Japan Reopens Borders to Canadian Wheat Shipments Japan has reopened it's borders to Canadian wheat shipments. Japan banned Canadian wheat over a month ago when it was announced less than 10…

Canola Supply Strong, As Is Demand

Market Analyst Mike Jubinville with Pro Farmer Canada says when it comes to Canola, based on Statistics Canada figures, we should see a 21 million tonne crop. So, we have a good supply of canola to…

MacAulay Concludes First Part of Growing Canadian Agriculture Tour

Federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, wrapped up part one of his Growing Canadian Agriculture tour on Tuesday, July 17. On the tour, he met with farmers, processors, and industry leaders,…

Menzies Brings His Experience to the Board of Ag for Life

A familiar face here in Southern Alberta has joined Ag for Life as a New Director. Former Macleod Member of Parliament, Ted Menzies, recently took on the role in the Alberta organization dedicated to…

Japan Reopens Borders to Canadian Wheat Shipments

Japan has resumed commercial wheat shipments from Canada. Japan suspended imports of Canadian wheat on June 15 after it was announced less than 10 genetically modified wheat plants were discovered…

Ag in Motion Wraps Up Today

This year's Ag in Motion event, taking place near Langham, SK, has seen strong attendance and organizers expect to break last years record of 25,700 attendees. One of the key attractions at the show…

Agriflash Headlines for July 19

The North American Sheep Shearing Challenge It was the North American Sheep Shearing Challenge at the Calgary Stampede last Sunday. The Champion title went to Gavin Mutch from New Zealand, who…

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ag Ministers Meeting in Vancouver

Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers are meeting in Vancouver, BC this week. The Annual FPT Agriculture Ministers Roundtable is happening Wednesday, July 18 at the…

Canadian Farm Group Donates $100,000 to STARS

The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) presented STARS with a big chunk of change Tuesday night. They donated $100,000 to support the health and well-being of farmers in rural communities.…

$90 Million Announced for Alberta Ag Through Partnership Programs

The new Canadian Agricultural Partnership will contribute $90 million into Alberta's Ag sector this year. The money will be available through Partnership programs focused on public trust, products,…

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