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05/24/2018 02:19 PM
Grain farmers welcome passage of Bill C-49 into law
Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) was pleased to join Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Lawrence MacAulay in Winnipeg today as he formally announced that Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act had received Royal Assent. This landmark Bill paves the way for a balanced transportation system that will carry Canadian shippers far into the future. The Bill is already demonstrating its value for the grain industry as Canadian National Railway (CN) announced today that it would be purchasing 1000 new generation hopper cars to significantly bolster shipping capacity. This investment is a clear indication of the importance of Minister Garneau’s Bill and a commitment by CN towards a strong infrastructure that will prevent future grain rail backlogs.
05/24/2018 02:06 PM
Sask Wheat confident transportation amendments will benefit farmers
The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is pleased to see the passage of Bill C-49, which amended the Canada Transportation Act, and hopes it will lead to consistent and predictable movement of Canadian grains to port and market.
05/24/2018 01:41 PM
Simcoe Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 23, 2018
The forecast for the week looks great, but clay soils across the region will likely continue to be too wet to plant for the rest of the week. With hot weather the soil surface will begin to crust and the clay beneath will remain wet. Spring grains, new forage seedings and early planted corn have emerged uniformily with no issues to date. Corn planting is complete or in progress on the lightest soils but is a long way from complete across the region. Burn down treatments are being applied to soybean ground, and producers in Brant and parts of Niagara have some soybeans planted (less than 5% complete). Winter wheat is approaching flag leaf across the region. Alfalfa weevil is present in many fields, but only approaching threshold in some fields
05/24/2018 12:37 PM
Government of Canada marks passage of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act
Canada’s hard-working grain farmers rely on an efficient and reliable rail system for getting their products to market. The Transportation Modernization Act (Bill C-49), which received Royal Assent on May 23, is a long-term solution that gives Canadian grain farmers a strong, reliable and efficient transportation system so they can get their products to market safely and in a timely manner. The Government understands how important grain farmers are to the continued growth of the Canadian economy, particularly in rural communities, and wanted to have the Transportation Modernization Act in place before the next crop year.
05/24/2018 08:45 AM
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF JOHN DEERE TRACTORS WITH EVENTS IN 2018
Over the past 100 years, John Deere has become an innovator in agricultural machinery, and its equipment continues to exceed expectations today. In honor of its success in the tractor business, Deere is celebrating by displaying several of its tractors at various events and locations throughout the remainder of 2018.
05/24/2018 07:29 AM
Keep Fields Clean Early On To Improve Yields
Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, is reminding producers about the importance of keeping your field clean early to reach maximum yield potential.
05/24/2018 06:57 AM
Approval of Bill C-49 is welcome news for western farmers
Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett issued the following statement following yesterday’s announcement that the Transportation Modernization Act has received final approval in both the House of Commons and the Senate.
05/24/2018 06:46 AM
ONTARIO FIELD CROP REPORT – May 24, 2018
Planting conditions have been good in many parts of the province; however, there are some areas that have been too wet, resulting in delayed planting. Areas affected include the heavy clay soils in Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, Elgin, Haldimand and Niagara. Corn, soybean and canola planting have also been delayed in many parts of northern Ontario due to late spring and poor drying conditions. As conditions improve in these areas, growers who are anxious to get back into the field need to remember to be safe on the farm and the roads.
05/24/2018 05:15 AM
‘Keep it Clean’ this growing season
Farmers should be aware of the 2018 products of concern for field crops to ensure Canada maintains its market access and upholds its reputation as a quality supplier.
05/24/2018 03:10 AM
U.S. LNG, Ethanol Sellers Buoyed by China Trade Talks
China’s interest in reducing its trade surplus with the United States through increased energy imports could advance plans for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants and ethanol sales, analysts and energy executives involved in developing new LNG facilities said
05/24/2018 03:05 AM
Don’t Become Another Deadly Statistic
With the current financial squeeze in agriculture, many have reduced their labor force and, therefore, asked for more work from fewer people