Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Farmers Going High Tech

By Fadi Didi

As more Canadian farms use technology, word of another new market for agricultural exports.

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The family farm is going high-tech.

From robotic milking machines to data-gathering drones, industry watchers say technology is making agriculture more precise and efficient as farmers push for increased profits and yields

Venture capital firms like Avrio Capital are focusing on agriculture.

Earlier this week, the company finished raising 110-million dollars in late-stage venture capital that it plans to invest in the next wave of farm-tech companies.


Canadian farmers now have access to the market in the country of Georgia.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says the feds have secured export market access for live breeding cattle and live breeding swine.

Exports can begin immediately.

Canadian industry estimates the total gains from access to this new market could be worth up to 2 and a half million dollars a year.

Georgian breeders also benefit by gaining access to Canada's world-class animal genetics.


There's a new National Director to the Board of Directors for Holstein Canada.

Dennis Werry is from the Oshawa area and will serve as director for Northern and Central Ontario.

The position was vacant as a result of the upcoming retirement of the current president John Buckley.


And about 200 high school students attended an Agriculture in the Classroom career networking conference in Regina.

It's part of an effort to tell more young people about the various career opportunities in farming.





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