Reduced Crop Insurance Premium Rates

AFSC has announced reduced crop insurance premium rates for this year's growing season.

They say, on average, crop premium rates are 8 per cent lower than last year.

This decrease is because of generally good growing conditions over the past few years.


The Canadian Cattlemen's Association has a New President

A beef producer from B.C. has been named the new President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association.

David Haywood-Farmer  took over the post at the organization's Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, replacing Dan Darling.

One of his goals for the Canadian beef industry is obtaining a free trade agreement with China.


Labour Shortages in Agriculture

A national farm group wants to know if producers continue to face labour shortages and if so, what they're doing to adapt to a changing workforce.

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council will issue an online survey this fall to gather that feedback to update its labour market forecast last released in 2014.

At that time, the estimated gap between labour demand and the domestic workforce was 59 thousand jobs.


Monday Agriflash Fun Fact

As many people may have been colouring Easter eggs over the weekend, your Monday Agriflash Fun Fact is over 7 billion eggs are sold in Canada every year.


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