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Oct 22, 2018, 08:00 ET Real Farm Lives: New documentary series shows how food finds its way to Canadians

Six-episode series shines light on modern farming challenges faced by three Canadian farm families OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - A recent survey from the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity reveals...


Dec 01, 2015, 11:00 ET Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire and Clara Hughes to speak at GrowCanada conference

CALGARY, Dec. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Lt.-Gen. the Hon. Roméo Dallaire (Ret'd) and six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes will be highlight speakers at the GrowCanada conference, the premier agriculture...


May 11, 2015, 14:04 ET Neonic regulations come with a $660 million price tag for Ontarians

OTTAWA, May 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario farmers will not be the only ones who will be impacted by a ban on neonics, a study by RIAS Inc., an Ottawa-based leader in regulatory impact analysis, shows....


Dec 02, 2014, 11:00 ET Brian Mulroney to headline GrowCanada conference in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - December 3, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will open the GrowCanada Conference, the premier agriculture event of the year. Over the course of the two-day conference ...


Apr 16, 2014, 09:30 ET Making a beeline toward restoring habitat in Norfolk County

OTTAWA, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The restoration of pollinator-friendly habitat in southwestern Ontario will be the focus of a new partnership between CropLife Canada and the Nature Conservancy of...


Dec 12, 2013, 10:13 ET Pesticide industry supports measures to protect bees, pushes for broader look at bee health problems

OTTAWA, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada responded to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency's (PMRA) request for public input on its Notice of Intent regarding bees and neonicotinoid pesticides. ...


Nov 12, 2013, 09:00 ET Ted Menzies announced as new CropLife Canada president

OTTAWA, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Ted Menzies, long-time Alberta farmer and former Member of Parliament, will be the new president and CEO of CropLife Canada. Menzies will join the organization January...


Oct 29, 2013, 15:07 ET Bee health concerns require broader perspectives

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - A holistic view of the challenges facing bee populations in a region of southern Ontario is required to protect honey bees. Despite wide-spread international agreement...


Oct 18, 2013, 15:33 ET Canada's plant science industry supports CETA

OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada strongly supports the agreement in principle with the European Union on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which was announced today by...


Jun 20, 2013, 09:24 ET Kincannon & Reed engaged in search for new CropLife Canada president

OTTAWA, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's plant science industry has engaged Kincannon & Reed to find the next president of CropLife Canada, the industry trade association. "After over 18 years with the ...


Apr 25, 2013, 11:00 ET B.C. farmers turn in more than 47,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides

ETOBICOKE, ON, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Farmers in British Columbia turned in more than 47,000 kilograms of obsolete or unwanted pesticides in 2012 for safe disposal. The program took place across the...


Apr 09, 2013, 15:01 ET Taking Action on Innovation

Agricultural Innovation Benefits all Canadians OTTAWA, April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Innovation is key to keeping Canada's agricultural sector strong and strong, science-based regulatory systems are key to...


Feb 21, 2013, 14:08 ET Canadian farmers plant record breaking acres of biotech crops

OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Last year Canadian farmers planted close to 21 million acres of canola, more than 97 per cent of which was enhanced through biotechnology, according to a report from the ...


Dec 06, 2012, 09:00 ET CropLife Canada 2013 board of directors and executive committee announced

OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada's 2013 board of directors and executive committee has been selected. "This year's board of directors is an excellent representation of Canada's plant...


Apr 16, 2012, 13:48 ET CropLife Canada welcomes new managing director of regulatory affairs

OTTAWA, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada has strengthened its chemistry capacity with the addition of Dr. Maria Trainer as managing director of regulatory affairs. "Maria will be of great...


Jan 11, 2012, 09:00 ET Pesticide spray drift educational videos released

OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs have partnered to develop two educational videos on pesticide application best management ...


Jan 03, 2012, 11:00 ET Pierre Petelle appointed vice-president, chemistry at CropLife Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada is pleased to announce that Pierre Petelle has been appointed vice-president, chemistry. "Pierre has played a crucial role in many important CropLife...


Nov 12, 2010, 12:38 ET Bt corn growers encouraged to buy appropriate quantities of non-Bt corn this
fall

OTTAWA, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - Growers of Bt corn should make sure they're purchasing the correct amount of non-Bt corn when they place their orders this fall according to CropLife Canada, the organization...


Jun 25, 2010, 09:26 ET G8 must follow through with food security pledge

Plant science industry calls for further focus on impact and implementation of L'Aquila Initiative OTTAWA, June 25 /CNW/ - As leaders of the G8 nations meet, the plant science industry calls for...


Apr 22, 2010, 08:00 ET Canada's plant science industry seeks solutions to anticipated climate change
impacts

OTTAWA, April 22 /CNW/ - Canada's plant science industry is focusing on developing new technologies in anticipation of the impact climate change will have on farming here in Canada and around the...


Apr 15, 2010, 09:27 ET Canada's plant science industry decries second reading passage of Bill C-474

OTTAWA, April 15 /CNW/ - The second reading passage of Bill C-474 is bad news for farmers, consumers and Canada's agricultural exports because, if passed, the Bill would put highly subjective and...


Mar 30, 2010, 10:05 ET CropLife Canada announces future-focused staffing changes

OTTAWA, March 30 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada is pleased to announce that Nadine Sisk and Janice Tranberg have accepted new roles in the organization that will help the organization as it embarks on a...


Mar 23, 2010, 12:39 ET Over 3,300 kilograms of obsolete pest control products recycled in British
Columbia

OTTAWA, March 23 /CNW/ - British Columbia farmers turned in 3,305 kilograms of unwanted or obsolete agricultural pest control products last fall, bringing the total amount of product collected in...


Feb 01, 2010, 09:00 ET CleanFARMS(TM) Inc. to build on successful agricultural waste programming

TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - A new organization called CleanFARMS(TM) Inc. was launched today to build on successful agricultural stewardship programs started by CropLife Canada, Canada's plant science...


Dec 02, 2009, 17:00 ET General Rick Hillier speaks to delegates at national AG conference

CALGARY, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Leaders from Canada's agricultural sector will receive leadership insights from General Rick Hillier, former chief of defence staff for the Canadian Forces, tomorrow morning....