Sustainability is a concept that’s front and centre in many sectors today, and poultry is no different. Indeed, it’s part of one of the three top poultry industry drivers that Cargill has identified – guiding principles on which to base sound decisions now and in the future.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we’ve sought commentary from 11 of Canada’s largest national agricultural organizations on the state of each sector. As you will see, Canada’s agriculture sector is very strong and growing, and although challenges exist, so does the confidence to meet those challenges.
This year’s “Canada 150” celebrations, marking 150 years since Confederation on July 1, 1867, have prompted reflection about the past, present and future of our country.
With the increases in minimum wage, labour costs have jumped significantly for Ontario horticulture farmers in recent years. While this has been tough on many producers, apple growers have been feeling the bight keenly considering there is more labour required to keep an orchard running.
Cropping rotations are getting shorter. When I was a young pathologist working in Saskatchewan, a lot of growers were growing as many as five different crops, even sometimes seven different crops in their rotation.
Join us in celebrating our country! Positive and heartfelt, this video from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada showcases the Canada 150 themes of diversity, youth, environment, and reconciliation, all against the backdrop of Canada’s Prairies.
Canadian farmers are more efficient and innovative than ever, using increased precision and automation. And Canada’s food processing sector is strong, diversified and dynamic.

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