The federal government’s Clean Fuel Standard is poised to increase the demand for biofuels.

Editorial: When good policy is foiled by bad additions

Biodiversity provisions are unworkable in clean fuel standards

Reading Time: 3 minutes The increase in demand for biofuels coming from the federal government’s Clean Fuel Standard should be a cause for celebration for farmers, but there’s concerning fine print in the regulations. It can be argued that ethanol policy over the past 20 years has been the most successful farm support program in history. It created a […] Read more

Silk invests in ALUS project

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmers involved in ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services) projects will have greater funding from a new investment in the program. Silk, the plant-based drink company, has committed $100,00 to ALUS’s New Acre Project. The funds will help farmers in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec to use their land in a way that qualifies as ecosystem services […] Read more

New soil test looks at microbial populations

Reading Time: 2 minutes A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. recently launched VitTellus Bio, a new soil health test that quantifies soil microbial populations. VitTellus Bio complements the VitTellus Soil Health test, which is used to help farmers make informed decisions on application of nutrient and managing and improving soil health. It does more than measure the chemical properties of soil, […] Read more

Tories’ climate plan focused on green investment

Reading Time: 4 minutes The federal Conservatives’ proposed replacement for the Liberal government’s framework on climate change offers several shout-outs to farmers, in a document focused on green investment rather than current consumption patterns. The lead opposition party’s plan, launched Wednesday by leader Andrew Scheer, proposes to scrap the Trudeau government’s current carbon pricing plan, which imposes levies on […] Read more

ALUS program expands to Quebec

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program has made its move into a sixth province with a new project in Quebec’s Monteregie. ALUS Canada, working with the Monteregie branch of Quebec’s Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), formally launched the program Wednesday at its first Quebec location, a farm near St-Jean-Baptiste, south of St-Hyacinthe. ALUS, in […] Read more