$3M grant funds cover crop breeding for organic farmers

Cornell University – A Cornell University-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable benefits for organic growers. The research has been made possible thanks to a three-and-a-half year, $3 […]

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B.C. organic beef producer pleads non-compliance

Sentencing is coming up next month for a major British Columbia organic beef producer that pled guilty to a federal charge over the provenance of some of its beef. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says sentencing will be delivered Oct. 27 on The Blue Goose Cattle Co., a North Vancouver company with ranch operations near […]

New organic producer check-off regulation in Manitoba

Manitoba Organic Alliance – The Manitoba Government registered a new producer check-off regulation to spur development of the province’s nascent organic sector on August 12, 2021. The regulation designates the Manitoba Organic Alliance (MOA) under the Agricultural Producers Organization Funding Act as the recipient of a 0.5 per cent levy at source on sales of […]

British Columbia forms regenerative ag network

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff  British Columbia is creating a Regenerative Agriculture and Agri-tech Network in the province to “help farmers adopt the latest technology to increase profitability and environmental sustainability.” “Establishing a network will help ensure farmers have the support to combine new agritech, such as machine-visioning … with regenerative agricultural practices,” the […]

Federal government makes investment in organic

By Glacier FarmMedia staff The Canadian federal government announced a $640,000 investment to the Canadian Organic Growers (COG) on Sept. 10 during National Organic Week. The demand for organic foods in Canada continues to rise and the investment is aimed at getting more consumers to buy Canadian-made organics produced locally by Canadian organic farmers. Since […]

Regenerative ag’s climate change link in doubt

Regenerative agriculture can do many things, but it cannot solve climate change, say experts with the World Resources Institute By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Regenerative agriculture can do many things. It can improve soil health. It can make farming more resilient to droughts, floods and weather extremes. It may make land more productive. But […]