Rice fields as pesticide filter

New research considers pesticide-cleansing properties of rice plants America Society of Agronomy – Rice is a staple food crop of 20 percent of the world’s population. It’s also grown on every continent except Antarctica. While it’s an important part of our diets, new research shows that rice plants can be used in a different way, […]

Western Grains Research Foundation invests $675,000 to Organic Science Cluster

Glacier FarmMedia staff The Organic Science Cluster III (OSCIII) was announced earlier today by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. The OCSIII cluster is being led by the Organic […]

Alberta organic industry hits new heights

By Jennifer Blair and Glenn Cheater Glacier FarmMedia staff A surge in the number of organic crop producers in Alberta has boosted organic production on the Prairies to a level not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. That’s a key highlight of a new report from the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, an alliance of Organic […]