Agriculture

Cows in dairy facility
Cows in dairy facility The Canadian Press

American dairy divided: Some want Canada's supply management left alone in NAFTA

By Alexander Panetta -The Canadian Press
August 18, 2017 - 8:55am

WASHINGTON - The American dairy industry is split on the question of Canada's supply-management system as national negotiators get set to hold their first session on agriculture Saturday in North American free trade talks.

2016 map of designated deferral regions
2016 map of designated deferral regions Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Final list of 2016 designated Livestock Tax Deferral regions

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
August 4, 2017 - 6:50pm

OTTAWA -  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has issued a final list of designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2016.  The deferral is being allowed because of  drought conditions in B-C, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Potato psyllid
Potato psyllid From Canadian potato psyllid and Zebra Chip monitoring network

Valuable information coming from U-of-L potato research

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from U-of-L research
August 2, 2017 - 7:15pm

LETHBRIDGE -  A Canadian monitoring program for potato pests has proven very valuable and offered good news for potato growers.
 
The program began in 2013 in cooperation with Scott Meers, an insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

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