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Western Canada Update – How Bills Become Laws, Compass Grower and This Week in Markets

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 Canola School: Shaping Agriculture Policy – How a Bill Becomes Law

Believe it or not, there are several opportunities, over many months, to shape a bill that’s presented in parliament. While, yes, hours of work are put into to drafting a bill that may become law, the parliamentary process allows for interested individuals or groups to have their say on what they want to see changed or want to make sure stays in the bill.

Compass Grower, a New Web-Based Farm Management Tool Launched
On November 5, at Agri-Trade Expo, BASF announced the release of Compass Grower, a new web-based farm management tool.The tool was developed by Affinitiy Management Ltd., a partner of Microsoft, and is intended to fully integrate all aspects of farming in their accounting platform, which combines crop, financial and grain marketing management data. With Compass, growers can track crop inputs, production costs, crop pricing, scouting, soil tests and yield targets.



This Week on Real Ag – Let it Snow – Nov 13

Well, it seems winter weather has arrived across much of Canada. If you’ve been busy clearing snow, or trying to get a few more things done before the snow flies in your area, why not catch up on what you’ve missed in farm news over the last while? As part of this week’s podcast, Kelvin Heppner covers everything from plant breeders’ rights to cattle markets to the Canadian Ag Hall of Fame inductions.

 Flooded Livestock Producers in MB Receive AgriRecovery Help, But Crop Producers Left Out
The federal and Manitoba governments are offering AgriRecovery funding to help flooded livestock producers cover feed and transportation costs. The Manitoba government estimates 75,000 acres of hayland belonging to approximately 330 farms around Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis were flooded in May and June. 

Winners of 2014 Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition Announced
This past Saturday, November 8th, saw the 2014 Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition crown its winners at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Noah Burnett from Cormack, Newfoundland, took first place in the Junior competition with his speech discussing why he will choose a career in agriculture. First runner-up was Maxwell Archer from Mt. Pleasant, Ontario and second runner-up was Jyllian Kaliciak from Bracken, Saskatchewan.


Created November 17, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

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