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Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan asks states to ensure free distribution of food grains to poor

State governments are requested to lift their quota of food grains from Food Corporation of India for free distribution of the 5 kg food grains to beneficiaries under PMG

The Economic Times 4 Apr 2020 5:06 pm

CN Rail notches record grain movement for March as it clears blockade backlog

Canadian National Railway Co. hit an all-time record for March grain movement. 3 Apr 2020 11:45 pm

COVID-19 How We Are Helping: From Field to Fork

With the continuing spread of COVID-19, people are concerned about the food supply; people are unexpectedly in need of help. 3 Apr 2020 11:43 pm

Fertilizer Canada Working with All Levels of Government to Seek Solutions to the Challenges Faced by the Ferti..

Fertilizer Canada commends the federal, provincial, and territorial governments for their continued efforts in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, and for giving assurances 3 Apr 2020 11:41 pm

Farmers can directly sell their produce to cash and carry retailers: Consumer Affairs Secretary

While some states such as Karnataka, Maharashtra and West Bengal already allow cash and carry retailers to buy directly from farmers under the model Agricultural Produce

The Economic Times 3 Apr 2020 9:35 pm

Province to add More Food Inspectors

The Alberta government is partnering with the CFIA to increase food inspector capacity. 3 Apr 2020 9:08 pm

Hay and Pasture Tips Heading Into Spring

The extension support person with Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association, is offering a few pasture and hay storage tips heading in to spring. 3 Apr 2020 9:06 pm

What farmers are reading this week, March 27- April 3

David Ekstrom Byline: This week, farmers read articles covering machinery, new crop tools, and USDA estimations. Aside from that, COVID-19 remained a topic of interest, i

Successful Farming 3 Apr 2020 4:32 pm

Joint industry statement: movement of seed essential during COVID-19 pandemic

The Canadian seed industry joins the global community in supporting measures to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. 2 Apr 2020 11:58 pm

New protocols with livestock auctions

Several livestock auction centres have made changes to help keep themselves, buyers and sellers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2 Apr 2020 11:54 pm

To plant green or to plant brown? Rye cover crop termination timing before soybeans

Cereal rye (Secale cereale) has several strengths as a cover crop option. 2 Apr 2020 11:53 pm

Home-grown Support for Niagara Health System - Grape Growers of Ontario Meet the Challenge

Grape Growers of Ontario thank all of the frontline support workers for their dedication and support during these unprecedented times. We heard your challenge Premier For 2 Apr 2020 11:50 pm

Trade of Canola between Canada and China still on Ice

Are relations between Canada and China thawing, when it comes to our canola seed? Prime Minister Trudeau says he's optimistic countries around the world will begin to wor 2 Apr 2020 10:48 pm

Carbon Tax Increase Takes Effect

The Federal Governments plans to increase the Federal Carbon Tax took effect on April 1st. 2 Apr 2020 10:46 pm

Canadian and Chinese Officials Discuss Canola Trade

The Canola Council of Canada says Canadian and Chinese government officials had a call Monday to discuss the trading conditions for canola seed. 2 Apr 2020 10:44 pm

Official Opposition Saskatchewan Caucus Calls For A Halt To The Carbon Tax

The Official Opposition Saskatchewan Caucus sent a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau calling for a full exemption from the carbon tax for all farming fuels and an i 2 Apr 2020 10:43 pm

Covid-19: UN body postpones its flagship climate meet COP26 devastation

The COVID-19 spread has forced the UN body to postpone its flagship annual climate change conference which was scheduled to be held at Glasgow in United Kingdom (UK) in N

The Times of India 2 Apr 2020 6:00 pm

NASA releases new global maps mapping groundwater, soil wetness

Groundwater and soil moisture are crucial for irrigation and crop growth  

DowntoEarth 2 Apr 2020 5:54 pm

Practical solutions for seasonal workers critical to getting fruit and vegetable crops planted in time

Its always been important for us as farmers to get our crops in the ground on time in the spring. But its never been more important than it is this year when we are facin 2 Apr 2020 2:52 am

Importance of Seasonal and Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers to Ontario

Ontario farmers are struggling to get skilled international essential labour to help plant, grow and harvest crops for the 2020 season. This is an issue affecting Ontario 2 Apr 2020 2:39 am

Ontario agri-food sector heroes supporting families during COVID-19 outbreak

Over the last few weeks, Ontarians have become used to hearing terms like unprecedented to describe the times were living in. 2 Apr 2020 2:33 am

World hungry for Canadian grain amid pandemic, with shipments abroad rising

Canadian grain is in high demand as shippers try to feed a growing appetite from mills and governments seeking to shore up staple reserves amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 2 Apr 2020 2:28 am

Cannabis company CannTrust Holdings obtains CCAA protection from creditors

CannTrust Holdings Inc. says it has obtained protection from creditors under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act as it works resolve issues related the suspension of 2 Apr 2020 2:09 am

CCGA Begins a New Year Issuing 2020 Cash Advances

April 1st is an especially important day at Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), because its the day the organization begins issuing new 2020 spring cash advances 1 Apr 2020 11:11 pm

Hort. industry faces COVID-19 challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to shut-downs and loss of significant markets for the horticultural industry, which could be devastating for vegetable and flower growers. 1 Apr 2020 10:25 pm

COVID-19 lockdown halts crop damage assessment in Haryana

Heavy rain, hail in first half of March had caused widespread damage to wheat and mustard   

DowntoEarth 1 Apr 2020 4:25 pm

Local food production critical during times of crisis

In a normal year, our family farm would be busy getting ready for spring planting season. That means preparing seeds and fields and getting ready to get crops in the grou 1 Apr 2020 1:02 am

2020 apple crop in jeopardy without essential workers on farm By Brian Gilroy

By Ontario standards, I have a relatively small apple orchard. I grow about a dozen different varieties on 25 acres of land that looks over beautiful Georgian Bay. 1 Apr 2020 12:42 am

CFO introduces 2020-2021 Board of Directors and District Committee Representatives

Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is pleased to introduce the CFO Board of Directors and District Committee Representatives (DCRs) that have been elected by CFO farmer-mem 1 Apr 2020 12:28 am

Introducing Soil Test Manager

Have you ever looked up the official Ontario fertilizer or liming recommendations? Theyre featured in look-up tables in OMAFRA production guides, such as our Agronomy Gui 1 Apr 2020 12:23 am

COVID-19 impacts on the Canadian cattle and hog supply chains

Over the next several weeks, FCC Ag Economics will help you understand the rapidly evolving business environment due to COVID-19. 1 Apr 2020 12:18 am


There is no shortage of eggs for Ontario consumers, in spite of shelves for some products being temporarily empty in some stores. 31 Mar 2020 11:28 pm

Farmers' Markets Thrive Selling Online During COVID-19 Pandemic

Farmers are being hit hard with the increasing closure of farmers markets around North America. With the uncertainty of the timeline for the COVID-19 outbreak and its eff 31 Mar 2020 10:49 pm

School of Agricultural Sciences dean wins dairy award

Lakeland College is pleased to share that Josie Van Lent was honoured with the John J Kennelly Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Award of Merit. The award was presented to V 31 Mar 2020 10:06 pm

Pesticide Management Bill 2020: What could have made it better

The bill was introduced after much delay

DowntoEarth 31 Mar 2020 2:41 pm

CPE Full Validations Delayed Due to COVID-19 Precautions

The schedule for transitioning from Canadian Quality Assurance to Canadian Pork Excellence will be impacted by efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. 31 Mar 2020 2:10 am

New Emergency Planning Tool Now Available

A new tool is now available to help pork producers create plans for dealing with unexpected or emergency situations. 31 Mar 2020 2:06 am

Genetics, Management, Environment Influence Disease Resilience

A Professor with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine suggests genetics, management and the environment in which an animal is raised will influence its susceptibili 31 Mar 2020 2:00 am

Cooperation, Coordination, Flexibility Needed to Deal with COVID-19

Agri-Food Economic Systems suggests greater cooperation, coordination and flexibility will be needed among governments and industry to minimise disruptions within agricul 31 Mar 2020 1:57 am

Scientists Evaluate Health Benefits of Functional Amino Acids

Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are investigating the value of using functional amino acids to improve gut health and increase the productivity and 31 Mar 2020 1:52 am

Governments Announce Extension To Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Deadline

Today, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit, announced the deadline to apply, reinstate, canc 31 Mar 2020 12:38 am

Truckers Transporting Essential Supplies Granted Exemption

Hours of Service The Government of Saskatchewan is temporarily modifying hours of service regulations for commercial truck drivers in response to COVID-19. 31 Mar 2020 12:34 am

Ag Minister Says There is no Shortage of Food in Alberta

The Alberta government says there is no food shortage in the province despite unnecessary stockpiling by some people amid the COVID-19 crisis. 30 Mar 2020 9:44 pm

Egg Market Strong Despite Hoarding

One of the products that consumers were panic buying over the past few weeks was eggs. Despite the sudden spike in purchases, a spokesman with Egg Farmers of Alberta says 30 Mar 2020 9:40 pm

Managing Workforce Biggest Challenge For Pork Sector

Officials with Manitoba Pork have been busy dealing with the fallout from COVID-19. 30 Mar 2020 9:35 pm

FCI transports 6.71 lakh tonnes of food grains during lockdown

In a fight against COVID19, FCI is working 24X7 to help 81 crore poor people get food. After the lockdown over 6.71 lakh tonnes of foodgrains have been transported throug

The Economic Times 30 Mar 2020 9:24 pm

Helping Alberta manage COVID-19

Albertas government is working on an ag employment plan during the outbreak 30 Mar 2020 9:12 pm

A joint message from the Ontario chicken industry

Safeguarding the Ontario Chicken Industry against COVID-19 - Were all in this together 28 Mar 2020 12:30 am

COVID-19: Olymel announces measures to support its processing plant workers and feed the country

Due to the gravity of the situation and the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, Olymel is announcing support measures that will apply to its facilities in 28 Mar 2020 12:27 am

COVID-19 impacts on Canadians working in agriculture and agri-food

Over the next several weeks, FCC Ag Economics will help you understand the rapidly evolving business environment due to COVID-19. 28 Mar 2020 12:22 am