INCREASE EXPECTED FOR CANADIAN WHEAT ACRES IN 2015 . . . THE DIFFERENCE BRANDING YOUR FARM CAN MAKE . . . N.S. PLANT BOOK AVAILABLE . . .
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INCREASE EXPECTED FOR CANADIAN WHEAT ACRES IN 2015
Source: Community Wire
According to Statistics Canada, 2014 national wheat production (excluding durum) decreased by 22.26 percent when compared to 2013. Harvested area decreased by 10.28 percent and average yield decreased by 13.35 percent. The results of 2014 came from a combination of aspects such as the late harvest and excessive moisture affecting the amount of acres seeded in eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “The Canadian Outlook for Principal Field Crops” released earlier this year from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada forecasts that wheat production will slightly increase to 24.24 million tonnes in the 2015-16 season. The small increase of wheat forecasted from 2014 to 2015 will come from a four percent increase in spring wheat. (read more)
THE DIFFERENCE BRANDING YOUR FARM CAN MAKE
Source: FCC Branding a grain and oilseed operation is an unlikely move in Canadian agriculture, but an Allam Farms Partnership in Ardrossan, Alta., near Edmonton, has done just that – and they're getting tangible results. “Our brand is not necessarily our logo or something we put on the side of a truck,” Chris says. “It’s more of our personality and who we are and how we act. It has to do with our culture and how we treat others farmers, the way we treat the land, the way we treat people we do business with.” (read more)
N.S. PLANT BOOK AVAILABLE
Source: Nova Scotia Museum
An interesting and informative resource, “NS Plants” can be downloaded from the Museum website. (read more)
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