Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Farmers Need Technology

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Study says farmers must invest in technology and energy efficient equipment.


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A new study says the future of farming relies on investment and innovation.

The study was released by R-B-C and the Farm and Food Care Foundation.

It says farmers must invest in innovative technology and energy efficient equipment to capitalize on the productive benefits of sustainable business.

The study also claims it will help ensure access to global markets now and in the future.

Foundation chair Bruce Christie says the study also carries a message for consumers to learn more about the industry, because many aren't aware of what farming consists of today.

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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says Viterra is not a strategic asset on the scale of Potash Corp.

The comments came as several foreign bidders were reportedly lining up to make takeover offers for the prairie grain handler.

Viterra confirmed last week that it had received "expressions of interest from third parties.''

The potential bids come as Viterra is poised to benefit from the end of the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly on the marketing of wheat and barley in Western Canada.

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A potato supplier in Prince Edward Island says the province needs to be more competitive when it comes to marketing its spuds.

Don Northcott of Real Potatoes Limited says the Island markets its seeds and potatoes mostly to Canada and the United States.

But he says there's potential to expand to other countries.

Northcott says they need to develop new potato varieties and they must do a better job of maintaining disease levels.

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A Saskatoon company definitely has an open mind about the future of flax fibre.

Open Mind Developments is using flax fibre to create environmentally friendly products.

Last September -- the company started selling their iPhone 4 and 4S cases made from flax fibre and plant based biopolymers, instead of crude oil-based polymers.

Open Mind says using flax fibre in products like phone cases has the potential to benefit producers, the environment and the economy.


 


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