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Alltech Hosts 2nd Annual Gator Giveaway
With more than 120 attendees, Alltech’s Gator Giveaway held on April 19 provided a chance for local producers to come together and be rewarded for their dedication to sustainability and efforts to feed the world.

Attendees from all across the province came for the possibility of walking away with a 2012 625i John Deere Gator.

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ASABE AE50 award goes to GEA Farm Technologies for SYNC2 piston pump
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently announced that GEA Farm Technologies Canada Inc./Division GEA Houle has won a AE50 award.

GEA Farm Technologies developed the SYNC2 Modular Piston Pump, deemed one of the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries.

The SYNC2 will be featured in a special AE50 issue of ASABE’s magazine, Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.

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New DuPont Acapela fungicide receives PMRA registration
The Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has granted approval for registration for DuPont Acapela fungicide.

Acapela is a flexible fungicide with a new active ingredient that employs unique movement properties to fit the way producers farm. It controls key leaf diseases, allowing growers to achieve higher yields in cereals, corn, soybeans and pulse crops. 

"Acapela has unique movement properties that differentiate it from other fungicides," says Dave Kloppenburg, fungicide launch manager for DuPont. "It moves across the waxy layer of the leaf surface and systemically within leaf tissues."

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0312ca_windmills_1The global food system needs to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to succeed in feeding a growing world population, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said.

“There is justifiable concern that the current dependence of the food sector on fossil fuels may limit the sector’s ability to meet global food demands.

The challenge is to decouple food prices from fluctuating and rising fossil fuel prices,” according to an FAO paper published during the UN Conference on Climate Change.

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0112ca_lee_hay_1Widespread flooding across Manitoba wiped out the chance of a hay crop this year and is affecting forage supplies this winter.

According to Glenn Friesen, business development specialist – forages with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, it is estimated a million acres of farmland were flooded this spring and summer.

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