UFA launches Small Town Heroes 2012 contest

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UFA has announced its third annual UFA Small Town Heroes contest to reward individuals in rural Alberta who go above and beyond for their communities.

Two grand prize winners will each receive $10,000 for a community project and an exclusive Paul Brandt concert in their home town. Eight runners up will receive $2,500 for a community project.

Nominations are now open until July 22 at www.ufa.com/smalltown heroes.

This year’s contesi will see UFA hosting a Small Town Heroes Top Ten Tour where nominees will be personally greeted and interviewed by members of UFA’s judging panel in their respective home towns.

UFA is partnering with country music star, Paul Brandt who will be hitting the road in October, 2012 on the third annual Small Town Heroes bus tour. The bus will make several stops in small towns throughout Alberta for meet at greet opportunities at local UFA Farm and Ranch Stores and UFA Petroleum Agencies.

Monsanto gains approval for next generation of RR

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada have granted full food, feed and environmental safety approval for Monsanto’s next generation Roundup Ready canola trait, paving the way for what Monsanto anticipates will be a commercial preview launch to farmers in 2014, a Monsanto release says.

The new canola trait will be marketed under the brand name TruFlex Roundup Ready canola and is Monsanto’s latest Genuity canola trait.

TruFlex Roundup Ready canola offers farmers a wider window of application and greater flexibility to use a higher rate of Roundup brand herbicides to provide more effective control of perennial weeds and tough-to-control annual weeds in their canola fields to maximize yield potential.

“Dandelions and foxtail barley are two great examples of weeds that can be controlled with the TruFlex Roundup Ready canola system,” said David Kelner, canola technical lead for Western Canada.

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