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Dow, DuPont wrap up merger

With Dow Chemical and DuPont now officially a married couple, the two companies’ agriculture businesses are scheduled to clear out of the house within the next year and a half. As per the terms of the merger-of-equals deal they first announced in late 2015, the two companies’ separate shares ceased trading in New York Thursday […] Read more



Quebec farmer wins ‘Seed for Life’

Farming continues to grow more complex, as costs vary for land, fuel, fertilizer, equipment, chemicals and seed, many of which can challenge a grower every year. But what if seed costs were greatly reduced — not just for one year, but for 25? The question of “What if?” no longer applies to Marc-Andre Pilon, who […] Read more

DuPont Pioneer expands Saskatoon research facility

DuPont Pioneer announced the expansion of its Saskatoon multi-crop research facility at an open house on Friday. The expanded facility will house breeding programs for canola, soybean and “ultra-early maturity” corn. “DuPont Pioneer is focused on developing early-maturing products, and high-yielding products for Canadian farmers,” said Bryce Eger, president of DuPont Pioneer Canada. DuPont Pioneer […] Read more






The big two irrigated crops seeing some competition

Forages and cereals still dominate irrigated 
acreage, but oilseeds and specialty crops 
are growing in popularity

Each year, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development publishes a compilation of all 13 of the province’s irrigation districts’ data for the previous year. The latest figures show cereals and forages (pasture, hay and silage crops) still account for two-thirds of the 1,390,000 acres in the districts, but the trend is clear — forage production isn’t […] Read more


Funding available for rural fire departments and emergency services

Rural rescue organizations from across Canada are invited to apply for the Funding Initiative for Rural Emergencies (F.I.R.E.). DuPont Pioneer launched the program last year and gave out more than $100,000 to 32 rural fire departments and emergency services for rescue equipment and training. Among the equipment purchased last year was grain bin rescue equipment, […] Read more