Good conversations at the SARM convention

Author: Tammy Shields A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time in Regina at the annual Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) convention. I’ve been to a number of these conventions, but this is the first year that I was there in my new role with Cleanfarms; one of the 7-plus industry-led stewardship organizations… View Article

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Cleanfarms adds grain bag recycling to its suite of agricultural stewardship programs

Saskatchewan farmers will have access to another tool to help them farm sustainably and keep their yards clean as Cleanfarms’ permanent grain bag recycling program rolls out this year. A government-funded pilot project has been available since 2011. Through this pilot, farmers have recycled over four million kilograms of ag plastic. Farmers will see increased… View Article

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Ag plastics feasibility study coming to Kawartha Lakes

Farmers in the Kawartha Lakes area will be asked to take part in an agricultural plastics survey this year. Since 2009, the City of Kawartha Lakes has delivered a municipal bale wrap recycling program at two locations. This study will provide another layer of support to local farmers. It will provide a thorough analysis of… View Article

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Farmers in British Columbia returned 22,832 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 1,470 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through Cleanfarms’ obsolete collection campaign this past year

The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products. Cleanfarms, which operates the program, is a national, industry-led agricultural waste stewardship organization. Collections took place at six participating ag-retail and municipal locations throughout the Vancouver Island and Fraser Valley regions of the province… View Article

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Timmer’s Travels: My favourite ag moment of 2018!

To celebrate Canada’s Ag Day, Cleanfarms asked Kim to share why she loves Canadian agriculture. When someone finds out that I’ve worked in the agriculture sector for more than 10 years, I’m often asked what has kept me here so long. My immediate response: the people and the culture. I was reminded of this last… View Article

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Prince Edward Island farmers safely dispose of more than 26,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

Farmers in Prince Edward Island returned 25,788 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 355 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through Cleanfarms’ obsolete collection campaign this past year. The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products. Cleanfarms, which operates… View Article

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Saskatchewan farmers safely dispose of more than 184,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications

Farmers in Saskatchewan returned 181,804 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 2,804 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through Cleanfarms’ obsolete collection campaign this past year. The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products. Cleanfarms, which operates the program,… View Article

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