Stepping up to the Plate

Agri-retailers can play a more prominent role in sustainability.

Western Canadian organizations dedicated to promoting sustainable farming practices are struggling to survive, due to a significant decline in memberships, event attendance and overall interest.

These challenges have recently forced organizations like the Northern Prairies Ag Innovation Alliance (NPAIA) to fold due to lack of funding from membership and government sources.

NPAIA had been a farmer-directed organization that promoted conservation and sustainability on farms, with representation in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Dakota.

CropLife Canada Launches BeeConnected App

The new BeeConnected app, developed by CropLife Australia and adapted for Canadian use by CropLife Canada and the Canadian Honey Council, aims to help protect local bee populations by acting as a conduit between farmers and beekeepers.