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October 3, 2014
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Unilever ramps-up animal care standards

Unilever – the multi-national behind numerous brands from Becel and Hellman's to Knorr and Lipton - has announced updated supply chain standards for animal welfare. They come with teeth, including moves to support addressing difficult issues such as the culling of day-old male chicks. >> Read full article

Canadian farmland prices reach record highs

The RE/MAX Farm Report 2014 highlights market trends in 20 rural communities across Canada. The report shows that the price of farmland in most markets across the country made small increases or held steady over the past 12 months. >> Read full article

New tax credit to benefit farmers and communities

The Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers - the only one of its kind in Canada, according to the Ontario government - is giving farmers a tax credit valued at 25 per cent of the fair market value of the agricultural products they donate to community food programs, including food banks and student nutrition programs. >> Read full article

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Sustainability Event

What are the fallacies of agricultural sustainability?

Join us October 29th to hear Al Mussel, Senior Research Associate at the George Morris Centre, talk about how intensive agriculture can be sustainable and why technological advancements are necessary if global food production increases by 70% by 2050.

Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph, ON
Wednesday, October 29 – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
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 Event Calendar 

Poultry Service Industry Workshop

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 to Thursday, October 09, 2014
Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alta.

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Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

In an increasingly complex and global marketplace, farm managers must be able to access the information, resources and tools to continue to develop their farm business management skills to compete and succeed. >> More Info