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Trio of groups proposes Alberta-based agrifood ‘supercluster’

Agrium, Olds College and global satellite communications corporation MDA have submitted an application to the federal government to form an agrifood “supercluster.” The Liberal government committed up to $950 million (over five years) in its March budget to create hubs that would focus on key economic sectors in an effort to kickstart investment, boost exports […] Read more

Between the Rows: Tech, teaching and tonnage

Between the Rows: Tech, teaching and tonnage

It’s no secret that technology companies have placing agriculture-related bets in recent years, but their total investment in startups is down from its 2015 peak. Has Silicon Valley cooled on agriculture or will it keep pushing at what some describe as tech’s “last frontier?” On this week’s episode of Glacier FarmMedia’s new podcast Between the […] Read more


Canada needs to invest to keep forage sector vigorous

Reading Time: 3 minutes Irricana rancher Doug Wray is the president of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association. In mid-May, he spoke to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. He began by noting Canada’s 13 million cultivated hectares of forages (the country’s largest cultivated crop) and 15 million hectares of native pastures and rangeland generate […] Read more