The use and availability of pesticides is regulated by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). The PMRA must deem products safe for people and the environment before farmers can use them.
Science and creativity are critical tools for apple growers. These characteristics have fostered more efficient production methods – from genetic tools to new orchard designs.
New variety of sweet potato designed to grow in shorter spring and summer seasons.
Take a tour of a farm that uses irrigation. Learn why it’s needed, how to conserve the water source and only use the water needed for crops.
Tour a Water Buffalo farm and see for yourself what they look like and how they are cared for in Canada.
Learn about how canola oil gets from the farm to the table.
Tour a dairy goat farm and learn how goats are cared for in Canada.
A lot of care and work go into raising veal cattle and it shows with these two clean and well run farms. Take a tour to learn more about veal cattle.
There are more than 7,000 pig farms across Canada that raise more than 25.5 million animals a year. Learn how pork gets from farm to table.
Crops can take a big hit from insect pests. To protect them, some farmers take a genetic approach. One of those control tools is the bacterium Bt.
How farmers work to keep crops fungus-free. Fungicides are a type of pesticide used to stop the spread of fungal pathogens.
Why do farmers use herbicides?
What herbicides are, and where they fit on the farm.
Learn where maple syrup comes from and how is it produced.
Tour a pullet farm, which is a farm that raises chicks from hatching until they are ready to produce eggs when they are moved to a laying barn.
Ask a Veterinarian: How are antibiotics used in the production of chicken? Veterinarian, Dr. Tyra Dickson, answers the question.
Ask a Farmer: What is a broiler chicken? Canadian chicken farmer, Tiffany Martinka answers.
Ask a Veterinarian: Are Hormones and Steroids used in Chicken Production by Farmers? Dr. Tyra Dickson answers the question.
Ask a Farmer: What do chickens eat and drink? Tyler Keet, a Canadian Chicken farmer answers the question.
Ask a Farmer: What do you do with all the chicken poop? Canadian chicken farmer, Tiffany Martinka answers.
New legislation aimed at protecting animals and the family farmers who care for these animals.