Glacier FarmMedia reporter John Greig speaks with Ed Pajor about how animal welfare researchers are moving from evaluating welfare based on health to the emotional state of animals.
Sylvain Charlebois, Dean of the School of Management at Dalhousie University and food systems expert, says food fraud is becoming a greater public concern and consumers are just beginning to learn what it actually means.
John Greig, Ontario field editor for Glacier FarmMedia, takes in the SIAL food industry trade show in Toronto, Ont., and speaks with a few of the exhibitors showcasing their products.
While at least one crop appears to be benefitting from the overly wet conditions in southern Ontario, corn and soybean growers are seeing their planting efforts delayed because of too much rain and wet soils. John Greig, reporter with Glacier FarmMedia, shows you some of the conditions farmers in southern Ontario are facing.
On November 1 last year, when Martin and Teresa Van Raay’s 100-foot-tall steel silo smashed to the ground, it set off a flurry of activity that involved their suppliers, friends and fellow farmers. In the end, it reinforced their faith in their community’s ability to come together at a time of crisis, but that’s not […] Read more
Canadian farmers are watching as the negotiations for the next Agriculture Policy Framework (APF) gyrate to completion, paving the way for the launch of the new, five-year plan in the first quarter of 2018. This new document will be immensely influential, defining how federal and provincial government ag spending will be allocated for the following […] Read more
Leguee Farms has also found a balance that allows it to grow and succeed in Saskatchewan in grains and oilseeds. Communication and defined roles enable the family to run a large business together, and also to live nearby and have harmony during family get togethers. Unlike Misty Glen, Jake and Sarah Leguee’s father Russ is […] Read more
Mark Foster and his sister Melinda Foster-Marshall never thought they’d be farming together. They had different personalities and routes through high school, but they have created roles and responsibilities and processes that are allowing their individual strengths to create a successful farming business. Melinda has a degree in geological sciences from Queen’s University and was […] Read more
A small but growing number of brother-and-sister farms across Canada are rewriting the rules on how families farm together in a new spirit of gender equality. Even more than that, though, they’re showing the rest of the industry how to step up their productivity with new management strategies that let every member of the team […] Read more
The same stories get told over and over again. For instance, when Troy Monea was growing his busy custom farm business near Falun, Alta., he reached out to a potential competitor. “They had got so big so fast, I didn’t know how I could compete,” Monea recalls. “I couldn’t offer what he was offering, so […] Read more