The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) Competition warmly thanked and recognized long-time board member John J. MacDonald of P.E.I. for his outstanding contribution to the organization this past weekend at the CYSA public speaking competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

CleanFARMS is running a free obsolete pesticide and livestock medication collection program from Oct. 3-7 at 20 agri-retail locations.

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced that stable canola trade between Canada and China will continue until 2020.

The Province of Manitoba has released a new soil viewer called AgriMaps. This new tool allows users to access soil information and will help producers, agronomists and growers make more informed land management decisions.

Richardson International Limited will be expanding its Richardson Pioneer retail crop input network across Canada. Construction will begin on three new crop input centres in Saskatchewan this fall and Richardson will be announcing new builds across the Prairies.

Bayer and Monsanto announced that they signed a merger agreement. Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share in an all-cash transaction.

Quick Reads

  1. Canada's Agri-Retailers

    Monsanto Confirms Updated Proposal from Bayer

    Monsanto Company confirmed it has been engaged in constructive negotiations with Bayer AG, during which it has received an updated non-binding proposal for a potential acquisition of Monsanto for $127.50 per share in cash.

  2. Crop Production

    Alberta Wheat Commission Invests in Research

    The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is pleased to announce an investment of $720,625 in five research projects that will provide Western Canadian wheat farmers with innovative tools and solutions to improve crop performance and net profitability.

  3. Crop Production

    Governments Invest in New Crop Research

    The Canada and Manitoba governments have invested more than $210,000 in a new vegetable research site near Winkler, focused on improving yields, developing new varieties and creating opportunities for potato, sweet potato and carrot growers.

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