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If you believe in agriculture, it's time to buy Monsanto - The Globe and Mail

Organic news feed - August 1, 2014 - 4:43pm

If you believe in agriculture, it's time to buy Monsanto
The Globe and Mail
If you have friends who are true believers in organic foods, you may have seen an e-mail or Facebook status update about the evils of Monsanto Co. and genetically modified food. While many of its ... (The company does not disclose Canada-specific data ...

Bet the Farm on Deere - GuruFocus.com

Organic news feed - August 1, 2014 - 4:05pm

Bet the Farm on Deere
GuruFocus.com
Deere controls the $24 billion U.S.-Canada market for farm equipment with some 60 percent share. The global market is ... Unlike the growth by acquisition strategies of the smaller two, Deere's growth has been predominately organic. This strategy has ...

Experts study microbes' pesticide eliminating skills - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - August 1, 2014 - 2:36pm

Western Producer (subscription)

Experts study microbes' pesticide eliminating skills
Western Producer (subscription)
“Microbes don't do well in cold temperatures.” Canada also experiences more torrential rainfalls than other places, which could affect how the microbes do their work, he added. Agriculture Canada is working with Simply Ag Solutions in Saskatchewan and ...

From apples to liqueur - The Guardian Charlottetown

Organic news feed - August 1, 2014 - 12:49pm

The Guardian Charlottetown

From apples to liqueur
The Guardian Charlottetown
“We have been operating this apple orchard as a certified organic orchard since about 1990,” said Beamish during the open house. He was working fulltime in the IT industry, primarily at Holland College but on retirement, ... “Deep Roots Distillery has ...

Amaranth Bakery - urbanmilwaukee

Organic news feed - August 1, 2014 - 11:49am

urbanmilwaukee

Amaranth Bakery
urbanmilwaukee
Most baked products are made with organic four and sugar, specially bought from an organic mill. The cooks use a slow fermentation process which takes longer ... Amaranth Bakery's building has white painted walls with diverse, colorful artwork from ...

Bee demise has been greatly exaggerated: Front Burner - Orlando Sentinel

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 4:26pm

Bee demise has been greatly exaggerated: Front Burner
Orlando Sentinel
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there has even been a slight increase of colonies from 2.63 million in 2000 to 2.64 million in 2013. There's good news for ... Canada's government has reported the largest numbers of bees since the 1980s ...

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NEW YORK, NY - A federal mediator is on her way to New York to try to resolve ... - Castanet.net

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 3:46pm

Castanet.net

NEW YORK, NY - A federal mediator is on her way to New York to try to resolve ...
Castanet.net
TORONTO - Allowing Canadian farmers to choose whether they want men or women from Mexico to work for them as seasonal agricultural workers amounts to gender discrimination, a prominent union is arguing. In a complaint this week, the United ..... "While ...

NEW YORK, NY - Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time ... - Castanet.net

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 3:06pm

Castanet.net

NEW YORK, NY - Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time ...
Castanet.net
TORONTO - Allowing Canadian farmers to choose whether they want men or women from Mexico to work for them as seasonal agricultural workers amounts to gender discrimination, a prominent union is arguing. In a complaint this week, the United ..... "While ...

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Forages, manure key to conservation ag - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 2:33pm

Forages, manure key to conservation ag
Western Producer (subscription)
Livestock and legumes were touted at the World Congress on Conservation Agriculture as the keys to long-term success for no-till and low-till. However, even at an international gathering of the world's leading proponents of conservation agriculture, ...

Experts explore options for new weed controls - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 2:33pm

Experts explore options for new weed controls
Western Producer (subscription)
Even canola is pretty small potatoes,” said Eric Johnson with Agriculture Canada. “They're looking at wheat or ... The current label for Authority warns against applications in soil with an organic matter content greater than six percent. Applications ...

Ugly fruit campaign prompts consumers to rethink what they buy - The Globe and Mail

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 1:22pm

Ugly fruit campaign prompts consumers to rethink what they buy
The Globe and Mail
As much as 25-million pounds of fresh produce is wasted every year in Canada, according to the Ontario Association of Food Banks. (That's the most recent available statistic, from 2010.) “The farmers throw out that unsightly produce, because the ...

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Poultry inspection rule ready to go -- DeLauro shakes up soda tax debate ... - Politico

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 8:07am

Poultry inspection rule ready to go -- DeLauro shakes up soda tax debate ...
Politico
In a letter sent to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Wednesday, the members said they are worried about retaliatory measures from Canada and Mexico should the WTO rule against the United States. Should ...

Seven Young Farmers awarded funds from Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel ... - Farmers Guardian

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 8:02am

Seven Young Farmers awarded funds from Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel ...
Farmers Guardian
The main winner Sian Downes, Llangeitho, Ceredigion, will receive £500 to help her travel to Canada, and plans to use the money to help fund a four-week trip to visit and stay on farms in the Ontario state. Sian, 19, who has recently completed A-level ...

Franklin Electric Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Sales - Impeller.net (press release)

Organic news feed - July 31, 2014 - 1:45am

Franklin Electric Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Sales
Impeller.net (press release)
Franklin Electric Co. reported second quarter 2014 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.60 compared to 2013 second quarter adjusted EPS of $0.59, a 2 percent increase. In the second quarter of 2014, the Company s GAAP fully diluted EPS was $0.55 ...

Farm Focus - St. Albert Gazette

Organic news feed - July 30, 2014 - 3:29pm

Farm Focus
St. Albert Gazette
A Sturgeon County farm will open its doors next week to show farmers how they too can grow organic food. Organic Alberta is hosting its second annual tour of local organic farms next week. The tour aims to introduce local farmers to organic farming ...

Farm Focus - St. Albert Gazette

Organic news feed - July 30, 2014 - 3:29pm

Farm Focus
St. Albert Gazette
Alberta had the third lowest losses in Canada with just 18.5 per cent, Nasr said – good news for local beekeepers, since the province averaged 30 per cent losses from about 2007 to 2011. “But over the last three years we have been within 20 per cent ...

Growing profits through organic trade - KTVO

Organic news feed - July 30, 2014 - 11:23am

Growing profits through organic trade
KTVO
So along the chain it works out so that it comes back down to the farm and it increases our market as individual farmers.” Similar deals have already been established with Canada, Japan and the European Union. With the organic movement getting more and ...

Want to help the planet? Put down that burger - Press Herald

Organic news feed - July 30, 2014 - 7:31am

Want to help the planet? Put down that burger
Press Herald
New studies of the diets of thousands of people in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom found that if they reduce the amount of meat they eat, like the cheeseburger pictured here, it will help to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Staff file ...

Farm Focus - St. Albert Gazette

Organic news feed - July 30, 2014 - 6:32am

Farm Focus
St. Albert Gazette
Alberta had the third lowest losses in Canada with just 18.5 per cent, Nasr said – good news for local beekeepers, since the province averaged 30 per cent losses from about 2007 to 2011. “But over the last three years we have been within 20 per cent ...

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Farm Focus - St. Albert Gazette

Organic news feed - July 30, 2014 - 12:07am

Farm Focus
St. Albert Gazette
Alberta had the third lowest losses in Canada with just 18.5 per cent, Nasr said – good news for local beekeepers, since the province averaged 30 per cent losses from about 2007 to 2011. “But over the last three years we have been within 20 per cent ...