Integrated projects related to the reality of agricultural environment

Each year, students of 2I Year of Agribusiness Management and Technology (GTEA) program on the La Pocatière campus planning and operating micro-enterprises in animal and/or plant production. Last time, five teams developed a business plan and received the necessary financing to bring it to fruition. Here is a brief description of the projects currently underway. … Read more

27% increase in production in ten years

Saint-Hyacinthe – Chicken production in Quebec has increased by 27% in ten years. The increase was “quite remarkable,” said Richelle Fortin, the new general director of the Élvres de Poultry du Québec (EVQ), director of economic affairs, during the organization’s annual general meeting, which was held April 2 and 3 in St. . water hyacinth. … Read more

The price of American hatching eggs increased

Quebec hatcheries are once again facing problems with the supply of hatching eggs from the United States. This situation already arose in 2022, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when labor shortages reduced production in this country, so 20% of the eggs needed for production must come from Canada, a trade signed in 1989. Under the agreement. … Read more

VegPro: A greenhouse project delayed, but which has gained momentum

VegPro International has started the construction of its first greenhouse in Sherrington, Montérégie, which will become operational in the first months of 2025. This major project was first announced in 2021, with an opening initially planned for 2022. Major lettuce growers explain this delay by a change of ownership and the departure of one of … Read more

Agro-Environment: When Agriculture and Environment Meet in the Present

Environment is our most valuable resource. The elements that make it up are undoubtedly of most importance to farmers, regardless of their type of production. There will be no farming without soil, air and water. However, our relationship with everything related to the environment has changed fundamentally over the last 100 years; Today, farmers are … Read more

In Rwanda, farmers are “going against official policy”

Sugar beet harvest in Rubavu district, western Rwanda, 2018. Jean Bizimana/Reuters Contemplating the gleaming plantations of Josephine Mukankusi’s farm is like taking a look at agricultural problems rwanda, There, on the edge of the village of Karurambi, in the north-west of the country, the retired teacher makes use of every square meter of her acres, … Read more

Quebec Farms Open Day

Since 2003, many farms have opened their doors and invited the public to visit. A day when the townspeople visit the people who feed them; A day to learn more about agriculture and the various agricultural products of our region. Open Doors on Quebec Farms was launched in 2003 with a plan to promote agriculture … Read more

Specialization and modernization of farms

In 1921, three years before the creation of the Catholic Union of Farmers (UCC), the urban population in Quebec exceeded the rural population for the first time. This urbanization of the region creates new opportunities for farmers who leave subsistence agriculture For commercial agriculture. Until then, Quebec farmers produced for themselves, selling their surplus in … Read more

Support for agriculture, more essential than ever!

Over the years, the Quebec agricultural sector has gone through various phases of transformation. Realities and needs change, requiring adjustments in the support provided by the federal and provincial governments. The development of these measures reflects the importance given to this vital sector. Access to agricultural credit is one of the cornerstones of the creation … Read more

Government gives green signal to development of agritourism

The pressure of the National Federation of Farmers Union (FNSEA) on the government is once again bearing fruit. A decree published on Tuesday April 9 is highly anticipated by this agricultural association, but also by the country’s energy companies. government newspaper, now provides a framework for the development of photovoltaic energy on agricultural land, known … Read more

PFAS, minimum prices, agricultural orientation laws… how the Greens and the left are giving the majority a hard time

Deputy (ecologist) of Dordogne Sebastien Petavi at the National Assembly in Paris on April 4, 2024. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP Leftists and ecologists dare to speak in the National Assembly ” Victory “ the last days. Double victory for environmentalist delegates, who on Thursday 4 April adopted a ban on “perpetual pollutants” (with an exemption for kitchen … Read more

Three unions call on Emmanuel Macron to establish “floor price” promised at agricultural shows

Emmanuel Macron at the agricultural show in Paris on February 24, 2024. Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP Three minority agricultural unions met the head of state on Tuesday, April 9 “Half Prices” Promised during his visit to agricultural show, “Condition No. 1” According to him “To emerge sustainably from the agricultural crisis”, Rural Coordination, the Farmers’ Confederation … Read more