Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) is a mixture of ammonium nitrate and calcium (in the form of limestone or dolomite) and is an effective fertilizer in providing the nitrogen required to grow healthy and abundant crops.  However, there is concern that agricultural CAN may increasingly become a target for criminal misuse as a replacement for Ammonium Nitrate in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Statistics Canada released results from the July Farm Survey of crop production, which shows a forecast similar to trade expectations – with durum being the only notable exception.

The Canola Council of Canada is encouraging all canola growers in Western Canada to check their fields for clubroot after the recent discovery of a club-root infested field in northwest Saskatchewan and the expansion of the disease in Alberta.

Richardson announced on Monday, Aug. 28, that it will buy Webb's Crop Services Ltd. at Vermilion and Agro Guys Inc. at Forestburg. Both deals are expected to close Thursday, Aug. 31.

Setter Manufacturing received a gold award for their innovative product at the 40th edition of Canada’s Farm Progress Show in June.

The Manitoba government announced on Aug. 22 that it has launched public consultations on three environmental initiatives, which will help improve water management and modernize watershed planning.

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