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'OnTraceability' conference returns in March
Jan. 30, 2012, Guelph, Ont. — OnTrace Agri-Food Traceability has announced the details for OnTraceability 2012, its annual event on the state of Canadian agriculture and food traceability.
Study shines light on ways to cut costs
Jan. 24, 2012, West Lafayette, IN — Greenhouse bedding plant growers can save themselves time, money or possibly both by giving cuttings in propagation more light, according to a Purdue University study.
Former FCO executive director remembered
Jan. 23, 2012 — Flowers Canada Ontario circulated the following announcement concerning the passing of former executive director Barney Wilson last week.
Ottawa is plowing down red tape, says Ritz
Jan. 20, 2012, Ottawa — Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has responded to the release of the report from the Red Tape Reduction Commission earlier this week and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Red Tape Awareness Week news release on farmers in Canada issued today.
OFA weighs in on wind power versus rural power
Jan. 20, 2012 — The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is calling on the provincial government to suspend the invasion of rural Ontario with industrial wind turbines.
CFIB: farms bogged down by red tape
Jan. 20, 2012 — Farmers in Canada are hit the hardest by government regulations and paperwork, according to research released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Passports ready? South Africa tour in the fall
Jan. 18, 2012 — “South Africa offers a great deal to those with an interest in horticulture,” says John Schroeder of Valleybrook Gardens, in describing the upcoming tour he has helped organize.
‘Proven’ container ideas are ‘winners’
Jan. 18, 2012 – Proven Winners® has found a new way to help growers capitalize on container sales.
Syngenta and Dummen sign ‘Kwik’ agreement
Jan. 17, 2012, Greensboro, NC — Syngenta Flowers Inc. has entered into a licence agreement with Dümmen GmbH & Co to make, use and offer for sale plant liners having two or more unrooted cuttings from different plant species rooted together, such as those contained in Syngenta’s Kwik Kombos™ mixed liner product line.
FCC: optimism about agriculture at all-time
Jan. 17, 2012 — Optimism among Canadian agriculture producers and agribusiness owners is at an all-time high, according to the fifth annual Farm Credit Canada (FCC) national Vision panel survey.