Hot topics are typically inflammatory because they demand action. And there has perhaps been no hotter topic of discussion within the farm community over the last couple of years than rural crime.
With the support of Beer Canada and provincial brewer associations, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be amending the beer compositional standards section of the Food and Drug Regulations—referred to as the Beer Standard—to clarify beer rules and support innovations in the brewing industry.
GrainsWest first spoke to Hames in mid-October when wet weather and record early snowfall had disrupted harvest across the province. It was clear then that a high percentage of Prairie grain would need to be dried. This got farmers talking about fair pricing for custom drying.
The implications for the development of self-fertilizing crops are enormous, but research is in its early days, said Bennett. His team is now focusing on identifying the genetic components and the associated microbes that carry out the process.