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Seeds for Success: Enhancing Canada's Farm Enterprises
By James Stuckey, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning & Erin Butler, Centre for Food in Canada

Canada’s farms are the focus of much attention these days. Canadians are increasingly concerned about the manner in which their food is produced, with more and more people looking to farmers to provide foods that are cheap, safe, environmentally friendly, and in keeping with a multitude of social and cultural values. Farming in Canada is also economically and socially important. It contributes 1.7 percent of the national GDP and employs approximately 277,500 Canadians. It has deep roots in Canada’s rural fabric. [Read More]

What Does It Mean to be a Self-Governing Regulated Profession?
By Robert Schultze, AAAS, AACI, CAE - Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration, Vol. 4, Issue 3

Members of a profession have a vested interest in the proper functioning of their association. A professional group can gain substantial benefits from self-regulation, including professional prestige, greater autonomy to set entry requirements and standards of practice, financial advantages, and potentially greater access to government. These benefits must be protected. [Read More]

Soil Microorganisms - Heart of the New Green Revolution
An interview with researcher Chantal Hamel, AAFC Swift Current Research Station

Chantal Hamel, a soil microbiologist who works at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), is clear: "We must innovate. The nitrogen in synthetic fertilizers is derived from expensive processes. Reserves of phosphorus are measured in decades; the mines will be empty someday. [Read More]

As It was Heard - Phase 2: Positioning for Success - Engagement Sessions 2011 Article
By Canadian Agriculture, Agri-Food and Agri-based Products Sector

Phase 2 of industry Engagement took place between February and September 2011, which engaged producers, processors, other stakeholders along the value chain and the public across Canada. [Read More]

Who is Winning the Food Fight?
By Stu Ellis, FarmGate Blog in AgProfessional, May 18, 2012

Most farmers are working quite hard to produce as much food as possible for a hungry world and marketplace, but daily get criticized by non-farmers because of doing things that the non-farmers do not think should be done. Few folks, other than pork producers, have seen pregnant sows fight, but think they know how hogs should be raised. Today, agriculture seems to take it on the chin from society, and it makes you wonder who is winning. [Read More]

Soybean Production in Saskatchewan

Can soybeans be grown in Saskatchewan? Yes, advances in earlier maturing varieties and better weed control have made them a viable crop in Saskatchewan. The province is a huge area with great variation in growing conditions so the question is best answered for individual farms or at least smaller areas. Corn Heat Units are the best measure we have at this time, but they are not the only factor that affects soybean maturity. [Read More]

Junk Science
by Ronald Doering

The European Food Safety Authority, traditionally no friend to the biotech industry, severely criticized the study, concluding that it was “of insufficient scientific quality to be considered as valid for risk assessment.” In a rare joint statement, even the six leading French academies issued an unequivocal condemnation describing the study as a “scientific non-event…that does not enable any reliable conclusion to be drawn.” [Read More]


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