Farmers of all descriptions will take on debt during their farming career. For some, it’s paid off nearly as quickly as they acquired it. For others, debt may follow them their entire career.
We feared the worst for the farm sector at the start of the pandemic, but 2020 ended on a positive note for Canadian agriculture. Statistics Canada’s estimates revealed Farm Cash Receipts (FCR) increased by 8.1% to $71.7 billion in 2020 (+5.7% excluding cannabis).
There continues to be rumblings in the US around bringing back Country of Origin Labeling.
The Ontario Pork Board of Directors welcomes incoming Chair John de Bruyn and Vice-Chair Arno Schober.
Dairy farmers provide Canadians with a stable supply of high-quality products, and are an essential part of the country’s rural landscape. Supporting them as they adapt to new market realities and consumer demands is vital to ensuring the sector remains well positioned for future growth.
Bite of Brant makes use of Zoom technology to bring agriculture to the classroom for 2021.
A4 Systems of Calgary, AB congratulates the BC Cattlemen’s Association for being awarded an Agritech Grant from the Province of British Columbia.
The transition from balanced to sustainable breeding has already begun. This is an overarching focus in our pig breeding program, but the benefits can be viewed up close on a product level.
The Swine Health Information Center reports its Diagnostic Fee Assistance program has started to demonstrate its value in helping to identify previously unidentified diseases in pigs.
Cereal rye (Secale cereal) has several strengths as a cover crop option. It’s relatively inexpensive and easy to kill. Rye improves soil structure, builds organic matter and helps protect against water and wind erosion. It can suppress weeds as discussed here.