May 14, 2024

Ducks Unlimited Canada and PepsiCo announce collaboration to provide additional incentives to producers enrolled in Farm Credit Canada’s Sustainability Incentive Program

Ducks Unlimited Canada has joined forces with PepsiCo to offer additional financial incentives for producers who participate in Farm Credit Canada’s Sustainability Incentive Program and grow oats or canola within their crop rotation.

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May 10, 2024

DUC finds cost-effective fix for Pope dam near Hamiota, Man

Following public meetings and engineering reviews, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) unveiled a $400,000 plan to rebuild the historic Pope dam and spillway near Hamiota MB, pending funding and regulatory approval.

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March 12, 2024

Open Houses

Ducks Unlimited Canada is holding open houses in six Manitoba communities in mid-March so farmers and ranchers can find out about programs and incentives to improve farm profits and sustainability.

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February 15, 2024

DUC rewards Manitoba farmers for outstanding agronomy

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has recognized five farms in southwestern Manitoba for outstanding agronomy in establishing perennial forages, awarding $10,000 in cash prizes to the landowners.

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November 15, 2023

Ducks Unlimited Canada announces partnership with FCC’s Sustainability Incentive Program

This new incentive program complements DUC’s Marginal Areas Program on the Prairies.

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October 30, 2023

DUC selling over 1,000 acres of Manitoba farmland

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is selling over 1,000 acres of land in southwest Manitoba. Tenders are being accepted until 4 pm on November 27, 2023.

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October 24, 2023

Dormant seed forages now!

Ducks Unlimited Canada recommends dormant seeding forages when the soil temperature is five degrees Celsius or less so the seed does not germinate until spring. Even seed with snow on the ground, provided you have good seed-to-soil contact.

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June 20, 2023

Ducks Unlimited Canada recognizes pollinator partners

Thanks to the support from conservation partners such as Nutrien, Cargill and McDonald’s Canada, birds and bees alike are benefitting from increased habitat and food sources through farm-gate sustainability programs.

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February 14, 2023

2023 Manitoba Programs

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) programs and incentives for Manitoba landowners.

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December 21, 2022

Collaboration is key in conserving and enhancing biodiversity on lands managed by beef producers

As the global policy conversations come to a close at COP15, the important connection between raising cattle in Canada and collaboration between industry, government and conservation partners, were underscored.

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August 18, 2022

B.C.’s Bar 7 Ranch named 2022 TESA recipient

Penticton, British Columbia – The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is pleased to announce Bar 7 Ranch, located in Rock Creek, British Columbia (B.C.) as the recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) for 2022.

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June 21, 2022

Ducks Unlimited Canada surpasses conservation targets in Manitoba

Ducks Unlimited Canada helped fight climate change in 2021-2022 by protecting 49 square kilometres (19 square miles) of natural habitat in Manitoba, an area larger than the city of Steinbach.

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June 8, 2022

DUC Manitoba Hay Tender Program accepting bids for 2022 season

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is making almost 2,200 acres of hay land available to Manitoba farmers who suffered through historic dry conditions and cattle feed shortages in 2021

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May 30, 2022

Why make room for trees?

Let’s take stock of the environmental benefits wooded areas provide

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May 3, 2022

Climate-resilient practices, nature-based solutions are vital to Canada’s next Agricultural Policy Framework

The world is hungry for more food, and no one is more capable than Canadian farmers to satisfy this growing appetite.

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April 20, 2022

Soil solutions for a resilient landscape

New report highlights how carbon sequestration can offset agriculture’s GHG emissions

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April 6, 2022

DUC speaks to Standing Committee on Agriculture

Ducks Unlimited Canada staff presented to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food recently, making the case for ag to be seen as a solution to climate change.

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April 1, 2022

Ducks Unlimited Canada launches a new program for grain growers in Alberta

This new producer incentive will aim to help producers manage areas within their fields that are hard to access, have salinity issues or are just unproductive.

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February 22, 2022

The science of farming

Ducks Unlimited Canada’s track record of working with farmers goes all the way back to 1938 when we started helping prairie producers put water back on the drought-ravaged landscape.

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January 31, 2022

Canada’s beef farmers are the Guardians of the Wetlands

No one understands the importance of having abundant, fresh water more than beef farmers and ranchers.

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January 28, 2022

Wetlands and Resilient Landscapes: A Match Made in Canada

Over the past year, Canadians have felt the first-hand effects of climate change more than ever. Scorching temperatures, droughts, wildfires and floods – all of unforeseen magnitudes.

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January 14, 2022

DUC-Alberta adds a new agrologist role to its operations team

Janine Paly possesses one of the most critical attributes for the role – an unwavering passion for agriculture.

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November 2, 2021

Habitat-friendly winter wheat ecolabel program connects consumers to wildlife benefits

A new Habitat-Friendly Winter Wheat Ecolabel Program launched today will help consumers identify environmentally friendly products that provide critical habitat for ducks, birds and other wildlife.

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October 18, 2021

New interactive learning resource to bring Guardians of the Grasslands to Canadian students

AITC-C launches Guardians of the Grasslands in the classroom

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June 21, 2021

Ducks Unlimited Canada is all a-buzz over pollinators

Conservation group celebrates role pollinators play in healthy, sustainable landscapes

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May 13, 2021

Ducks Unlimited Canada applauds Walmart Canada and the CRSB on new sustainable partnership

Retailer commits to environmental stewardship through sourcing

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April 21, 2021

Celebrate the soil right under your feet this week

We can’t celebrate sustainable food systems without celebrating our soil

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March 25, 2021

125,000-acre initiative aims to conserve Canadian prairies through collaboration with ranchers

Ducks Unlimited Canada, McDonald’s Canada and Cargill support expansion of Canadian grazing land and forages to help combat impacts of climate change and protect wildlife

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March 16, 2021

Pilot project aims to demonstrate grasslands’ carbon-storing power

A new pilot project has been launched to help conserve native grasslands, one of the most endangered ecosystems in Canada

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March 10, 2021

How to break through the winter wheat yield ceiling

It takes a balanced fertility approach

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March 4, 2021

Prairie farmers and ranchers can further enhance biodiversity on their land through new Weston Family Prairie Grasslands Initiative

Ducks Unlimited Canada joins forces with foundation and prairie producers to benefit local environment

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February 19, 2021

Ducks launches new farmer-focused website

Site aligns with group’s vision for sustainable agriculture

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February 18, 2021

Alberta wetlands confusion reported

Alberta’s wetland policy is based on a wetland hierarchy of avoidance, minimization and replacement.

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January 29, 2021

Better agri-food benchmarking called for

Experts are calling for environmental targets to better position Canada in markets at home and abroad.

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January 24, 2021

Cattle grazing: protecting native grasslands

Cattle grazing plays a key role in protecting grasslands, one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet.

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November 25, 2020

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops Launches Code of Practice Consultations

Responsible Grain is a national Code of Practice being developed to demonstrate Canadian grain farmers' care and commitment to the environment. Ducks is involved on the Code's development and communications committees.

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November 10, 2020

An eco-label opportunity

Cereals Canada partnership unlocks shared value through sustainability

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October 15, 2020

Ducks supports beef’s new 10-year sustainability goals

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) congratulates the seven national beef organizations that form the Canadian Beef Advisors, including the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB), on developing ambitious 10-year goals.

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October 13, 2020

Zero till not the only way farmers store carbon

Zero tillage is only one of several ways that Saskatchewan farmers contribute to carbon sequestration and the fight against climate change. 

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September 5, 2020

Meet the Canadian farmers fighting climate change

Photo credit: Sara Hylton / The Narwhal | Conservation and agriculture have often been at odds. But as Ottawa develops the first federal carbon offset standard, farming techniques that reduce greenhouse gas emissions are having a moment.

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July 31, 2020

Winter wheat harvest is underway in Manitoba

Duck's winter wheat agronomists visited Rick Rutherford's farm northwest of Winnipeg to watch harvest of his crop of AAC Goldrush.

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July 30, 2020

Ranchers, conservationists share common aim

Beef production and grassland conservation have similar objectives, according to Ducks Unlimited

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May 28, 2020

Protecting ranches saves environment: Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited Canada has sounded the alarm regarding adverse effects on conservation if the beef industry suffers an economic downturn due to COVID-19.

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May 21, 2020

Conservation organization calls for support for beef producers during pandemic

As the Canadian beef industry struggles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ducks Unlimited Canada is among the conservation organizations advocating on behalf of producers.

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April 23, 2020

Letter to Minister Wilkinson in support of the beef industry

As a group of dedicated conservation organizations, we are writing to express our growing concern of the fate of Canada’s grasslands, wetlands and other ecosystems due to the stark challenges being felt today by Canada’s beef farmers.

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April 23, 2020

Partnering toward a more sustainable future

We need modern farming now more than ever to protect Canada’s important natural areas.

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December 5, 2019

Cattle Farmers and Conservationists Combine Forces

Ducks Unlimited Canada was featured in Media Planet's Agriculture Innovation campaign about supporting grassland conservation.

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November 20, 2019

It pays to market your winter wheat

It’s a common misconception that it’s difficult to market winter wheat. At least, that’s what Trevor Woychyshyn contends.

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October 3, 2019

Guardians of the Grasslands

Native prairie grasslands are iconic landscapes in Canada providing vital habitat for over 60 at-risk species and offering much of the carbon capture potential for our country. However, they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

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September 10, 2019

Conservation group backs beef sector

Ducks Unlimited Canada and the beef industry have a lot in common, and can work together to preserve vital grassland habitat, says the organization’s CEO.

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August 15, 2019

Conservation finds a home on the range

Hot on the trail of its work with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Alberta Beef Producers are teaming up to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable beef production.

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August 5, 2019

Winter Wheat Can Help

Across Western Canada farmers are facing similar challenges. For starters, trying to find a rotation that works in our short growing season is tough.

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