The goal for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) is to encourages students to learn about and celebrate Canada's agriculture and food story.
To kick things off yesterday, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced up to $415,000 in support for Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C).
More sustainable farming practices are critical to reversing the tide on growing food insecurity in Canada and abroad. As our global population inches toward 10 billion by 2050, climate change is already wreaking havoc on the world’s food supply — and agriculture experts say it’s likely to get worse before it gets better.
Farm & Farm & Food Care, a non-for-profit organization with a mandate to build public trust and confidence in food and farming, is launching a nation-wide farm photo contest with $4,000 in cash prizes available for winners in six categories.
Canada’s agriculture and food systems produce 93 megatonnes or just over 10% of our national greenhouse gas emissions annually.
If Canadian farmers maintain current practices and market share, these emissions could rise to 137 megatonnes as the world’s population increases 26% by 2050.2
A one-time grant of $2,500 will be sent automatically to registered farms in central, northern and eastern Nova Scotia that experienced financial losses because of infrastructure or crop damage, livestock loss or extended power outages due to the hurricane. No application is needed. This funding from the $4-million Farm Emergency Response Grant Program will also help farmers with damage outside these areas.
A telehealth line that makes mental wellness support available to all Ontario farmers and farm families is now live. It is part of the Farmer Wellness Initiative, which addresses growing mental health concerns in the agricultural sector by offering more accessible mental health and wellness support to farm families across the province.
Canadian farmers are on track to produce a better crop this year, even as the memory of a punishing drought last year remains fresh in the Prairie provinces. Early estimates from Statistics Canada suggest crop yields will be higher this harvest because of better growing conditions in Western Canada.
Genome BC and the IAF are partnering to co-create and deliver the Genomic Innovation for Regenerative Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Program that will invest in projects to provide genomic solutions that enhance the agriculture, food and fisheries sectors, increasing resiliency and sustainability in BC.
Agricultural innovations have contributed enormously to the transformation of Canada's agriculture sector and have strengthened our competitive position internationally.
Funding covers cleanup, rebuilding, animal welfare and perennial crop replacement, minister says.
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is partnering with the Government of Canada to develop its next agriculture funding policy framework.
The autonomous 8R 410 will handle tillage for now, but in the near future that technology will transfer to other tools and machines. The tractor remains capable of all non-robotic tasks as well.
Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $1.4 million over two years to improve farm safety.
The Red Shepherdess says as 41 families count the cost of losing their loved one on a farm, now is the time to say enough is enough.
Farm life is busy and as we juggle its daily demands, we often forget that the farm’s most precious resource is the people behind it. Always remember, you are your farm’s most valuable asset.