agriculture

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I’m a third-generation farmer. This industry needs more skilled labour to survive.

“As my dad’s generation moves into retirement, we face a growing threat: reduced access to skilled labour”
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Why we need to embrace the future of farm-tech

The next agricultural revolution will be digitized. Canada needs to help its farmers buy in.
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How agtech innovation is helping Canada feed a hungry world

With support from TELUS Agriculture and 5G, today’s food producers are embracing technology to increase yields, and advance environmental and economic sustainability. 
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Canada’s farmers aren’t a monolith—and for many of us, the USMCA is a good thing

Opinion: Dairy farmers are fuming over Canada’s concessions in the ‘new NAFTA.’ But the reality is that most Canadian farmers need strong, global trade
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What Canadians don’t understand about farming—and what they need to

Opinion: A city resident-turned-farmer has seen firsthand how the understanding gap between farmers and consumers is growing, over issues like Roundup and more
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The roots of organic farming lie in fascism

The history of the environmental movement in Britain emerges from several strands. Its roots in the extreme right wing are usually ignored.
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Is Canada addicted to Canola?

As Canada and China negotiate a new deal on canola imports, farmers on the Canadian prairie play wait and see
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In praise of the Yukon Gold potato

One man is on a mission to make sure the world knows the the Hollywood status of this Canadian potato.
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In defence of genetically modified food

More scientists are coming around to GMO safety. Why are environmentalists, who preach the science of climate change, not listening?
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The Editorial: Protecting Canada’s farmland, the right way

Canada’s agricultural land is being subsumed by development around our biggest cities. But protecting that land comes with its own problems.