Highlights / farming

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International

The international plowing match 2019

If you like horses, old tractors, new tractors, antique farm equipment, new farm equipment, crafts, food, old skills, a variety of skills testing and competitions like, oh say, pumpkin launching, and agriculture in general, then you would know about the» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Food or cannabis? Farming questions in Canada

When the Liberal government of Canada legalised recreational use of cannabis late last year, it created a whole new industry virtually overnight. One aspect has been a massive rise in greenhouse building and conversion of former manufacturing plants into commercial» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada’s idea to help African small-scale farmers (interview)

Farm Radio International- 40th year. It was a small idea by a Canadian broadcaster who saw a need in sub-Saharan Africa and realised his skill could help. Begun by George Atkins, the idea was based on a Canadian radio concept» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Farmers and “CleanFARMS” and the effort to recycle plastic (interview)

Most people probably wouldn’t think about it, but farms in Canada generate thousands of tonnes of waste plastic annually. Fortunately there’s a concerted and well-organised effort in the past decade or more to keep this enormous amount of plastic from» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Farming plastics; a better plan for thousands of tonnes of waste

While plastic waste campaigns focus mainly on big city issues, there is a little discussed but nonetheless major contributing industry to plastic waste: farming. This comes mostly from plastic twine and cord and the plastic wrapping for grain and hay.» 

Environment

Indigenous reindeer herders request emergency aid after drought, wildfires

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  This week, we bring you another instalment of our occasional series looking at how climate change is affecting not only the Canadian North, but different parts of the» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Tragedy strikes cross-Canada farm education trip

Henk and Bettina Schuurmans, both aged 55, were dairy farmers in Floradale, just outside Elmira, Ontario. Their cross-Canada trip aboard a farm-tractor came to a tragic end this week when they were hit by a large truck on a highway» 

Economy, Environment, International

Cost of farmland increasing steadily in Canada

While there has been much talk of residential housing prices climbing ever higher in Canada, less media attention has been paid to valuable farmland. Across Canada farmland prices have been on a slow and steady increase In Alberta for example» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

And then there were three: mega bio-chem merger

Multi-billion dollar Bayer takeover of Monsanto conditionally approved In recent years, multinational chemical and bio-tech companies have engaged in mega mergers. Where once there were eight major entities in the worldwide seed, chemical and development fields,  Dow and Dupont merged,» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Farming video game, fun but with important life lessons

No explosions, car chases, space ships…but fun nonetheless, ( oh and educational) There’s food on the table, but where does it come from? The fact is that for many children today, the knowledge beyond the local grocery store of where»