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Operation Pollinator, a Syngenta program focused on research and partnerships to promote the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators given their essential role in agriculture and nature, is expanding its footprint in Western Canada through a multi-year partnership with the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC).

   April 24, 2017

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Who doesn't like playing in the dirt? The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) sure does and is encouraging the Canadian public to do so as well in honour of National Soil Conservation Week coming up April 16.

   April 10, 2017

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The upcoming SCCC Summit on Canadian Soil Health 2017 is intended to address the challenges to Canada's soil resources and seek solutions to ensuring the legacy of healthy soils for sustainable food production, enhanced biodiversity, and cleaner air and water for present and future generations.

   February 21, 2017

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The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) has announced that Mr. Adam Hayes is the 2016 winner of the L. B. Thomson Conservation Award.

   January 4, 2017

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Seeing more benefit to working collaboratively than apart, a diverse group of partners from the agriculture industry and conservation organizations have created a plan toward a sustainable future for Canada's agri-environmental landscape.

   December 7, 2016

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Soil is the backbone of Canadian agriculture. It produces our food. It cleans our air and water. It sustains us.

   December 5, 2016

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In Western Canada, we're losing our most productive agricultural lands

This article originally appeared in Grainews August 30, 2016.

   August 30, 2016

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Prince Edward Island farmers, along with farms across the country, will be celebrating Soil Conservation Week on April 17th to the 23rd.

   April 14, 2016

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Ontario's Environmental Farm Plan has driven fundamental change in practices, program delivery.

   April 11, 2016

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Soil, air, water, and wildlife that share the land with agricultural production are all impacted by soil management.

   April 5, 2016

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The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) recently held its first ever Healthy Agricultural Landscapes photo contest to celebrate the United Nation's International Year of Soils. Out of all the great quality photos submitted, judges have selected three winners.

   December 7, 2015

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Whether you're an amateur or professional photographer, you're invited to enter your healthy agricultural landscape photos into the Soil Conservation Council of Canada's (SCCC) first ever photo contest.

   September 8, 2015

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The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) has announced that Dr. David Allen Lobb is the 2015 inductee to the Canadian Conservation Hall of Fame.

   July 20, 2015

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For the 31st annual National Soil Conservation Week, April 19-25, 2015, the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) is celebrating the importance of soils and elevating the need for conserving our most essential natural resource.

   April 13, 2015

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A well-known expert on soil health headlines the opening keynote session at the 6th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture (WCCA) on June 23.

   May 6, 2014

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Dr Guy Lafond, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researcher and soil conservationist, has been honored posthumously for his lifetime of achievement and leadership in no-till development and agronomy research by the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC). Lafond was inducted into the Canadian Conservation Hall of Fame in Ottawa, March 26, 2014.

   March 27, 2014

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In the spirit of sustainability between conservation and agriculture and to celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2, Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI), CropLife Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), and Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) have joined together for a shared policy position that Canada can and must do more to protect our country's wetlands in agricultural landscapes.

   January 31, 2014

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Canadian farmers are world leaders in developing and adopting soil management practices that are changing the face of Canadian agriculture. Those developments will be in focus during National Soil Conservation Week, April 21 to 27, 2013.

   April 17, 2013

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Don Lobb, conservation leader, innovator and farmer, has been named an Honorary Life Member of the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC). "Don has been a leader on many fronts and his efforts are an example of how soil management on farms anchors all of agriculture and food production," says SCCC president, Don McCabe in making the announcement.

   April 15, 2013

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Alberta conservation leader, John Hermans, has been honored for his lifetime of achievement and leadership in soil and water conservation by the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC). Hermans was inducted into the Canadian Conservation Hall of Fame in Ottawa, March 5, 2013.

   March 6, 2013

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Feature Articles

2015 is International Year of the Soil, and from April 19-25, National Soil Conservation Week brings focus to soil care in Canada. We need to consider our record through the ages as we implement soil protection now.

  April 21, 2015

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Sustainable agriculture requires the protection of soil from irreversible alternate use and the care of soil in a way that maintains or improves its capacity to grow crops without compromising the surrounding environment.

  September 3, 2014

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Six signs that farm soils are taking on new profile in environmental progress

  April 14, 2010

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Why National Soil Conservation Week, April 19-25, 2009, matters today

  April 7, 2009

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Highlighting new technologies to help conserve or improve soil structure is important for the April 21-26 National Soil Conservation Week.

  April 18, 2008

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Thinking long-term is critical to support soil conservation practices and address modern issues such as greenhouse gas emissions.

  March 13, 2008

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Link with South American conservation group offers fresh perspective for Canadian challenges

  February 10, 2008

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Dr. Donald Rennie's research helped spur the no-till revolution in the West

  February 10, 2008

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Soil Editorials

Summit on Canadian Soil Health

Mark Your Calendars for the Summit on Canadian Soil Health

SOIL CARE – Will we make the right choices?

Conservation des sols – Ferons-nous les bons choix ?

National soil conservation week

2015 – International Year of Soils

On the World stage

The legacy and vision continues

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