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Agriflash Headlines for December 18

Feeding the World in 2050 The Director of the Agriculture Policy Analysis Center says, there's a myth going around we'll have trouble feeding 9.5 billion people by 2050. Harwood Schaffer says, we…

Canada's Beef Industry Reduces Water Footprint

A recent study shows in a 30 year period, Canada's beef industry has dramatically reduced its water footprint. The research was conducted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge and the…

Agriflash Headlines for December 15

Canadian Beef Industry Reduces Water Footprint A recent study shows the amount of water required to produce 1 kilogram of Canadian beef has decreased 17 per cent from 1981 to 2011. One of the major…

Farmers at Risk Waiting for Bill C-49 to Pass

The Alberta Wheat Commission says, Canadian farmers are being put at risk waiting for Bill C-49 to pass, also known as the Transportation Modernization Act. Bill C-49 contains provisions which will…

Stolen Horses Have Been Returned

The Breton RCMP say the six missing horses from Central Alberta have been found and safely returned to their owner. A person in the Wetaskiwin County located the horses on Tuesday night, and they…

Agriflash Headlines for December 14

A Year in Review for the Alberta Canola Producers Commission As 2017 starts to wrap up, the Alberta Canola Producers Commission reflects on another busy year. Manager of Grower Relations and…

CGC Pleased With Harvest Sample Program Response

There's been a great response so far to this year's Harvest Sample Program being administered by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Chemist Twylla McKendry explains what they do with the…

An Ag Policy Analyst's View on Supply Management

Even though there is little to no chance of it passing U.S. Congress, an American man is proposing a supply management system for grain in the United States. Director of the Agriculture Policy…

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission Reflects on 2017

As 2017 starts to wrap up, the Alberta Canola Producers Commission reflects on another busy year. Manager of Grower Relations and Extension with the Commission, Rick Taillieu, says they funded 9 new…

Canadian Wheat Production Highlighted In USDA Report

Canada's wheat crop had a number of mentions in Tuesday's USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. The report raised Canada's wheat crop by three million metric tons,…

Agriflash Headlines for December 13

Canadian Wheat Production Highlighted in USDA Report Yesterday, the USDA released its December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report. The report raised Canada's wheat crop by three…

General Mills Encourages Farmers to Share their Story

In 2013, General Mills committed to sustainably sourcing 100 per cent of their top ten raw material categories by 2020. That from Sustainability Engagement Manager with General Mills, Jay Watson, who…

Bio-Cycle Shares their Sustainability Story

At the Farm Forum Event last week in Calgary, Bio-Cycle Solutions hosted a tour of the Nutrient Recycling Centre where they collect the organic waste needed for their fertilizer product, Bio-Sul.…

Agriflash Headlines for December 12

MacAulay Concludes Visit To Mexico City Federal Ag Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, concluded a two-day visit to Mexico City last Friday. While in Mexico City, MacAulay held his fifth official meeting…

Horses Stolen from Central Alberta are Still Missing

Breton RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding six stolen horses which are still missing. The animals were stolen from a property along Highway 13 between Buck Lake and Winfield in Central…

MacAulay Concludes Visit To Mexico City

On Friday, Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay concluded a two-day visit to Mexico City. “Canada and Mexico’s strong, integrated markets provide an excellent trade environment for our quality…

A Standing Ovation for ABP's Outgoing Chair

The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) gave a standing ovation to the outgoing Chair at their Annual General Meeting in Calgary, December 4 to 6. Bob Lowe of Nanton, was honoured for his two years of…

Agriflash Headlines for December 11

Advancements in Canola Varieties There has been a lot of advancements in canola varieties over the years. Justine Cornelsen is an Agronomy Specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, and says the…

More Access for Canadian Fresh Beef Overseas

Earlier this week, it was announced China will allow the importation of Canadian fresh-chilled beef in a pilot project, and establish documentation to enable bone-in beef trade. Dennis Laycraft,…

Canola Council President Visits China With PM

The president of the Canola Council of Canada participated in meetings held this week in China as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the country. “Although formal trade negotiations…

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