Over 200 4-H Canada clubs got the green light for various activities and events they’ll hold next year, with funding through the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund. FCC announced this week $114,250 will flow to the youth leadership organization. “4-H Canada is extremely grateful for our longstanding partnership with FCC, and for its continued… Read More

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has elected its new director-at-large at the final stop of its regional meetings held at Lethbridge, Alta. Janine Paly was elected for the position. She replaces Kevin Bender who’s been a part of the board since AWC’s launch in 2012. Paly farms near Thorhild, and is honoured farmers have put… Read More

G3 Canada Limited announced plans for an added new primary elevator near Morinville, Alberta. Construction of the 42,000 tonne capacity facility will begin shortly, the company says, and is expected to be complete in 2020. G3 Morinville is designed for speed and efficiency, the company says, and will be able to unload trucks in less… Read More

Farmer directors representing five Manitoba producer organizations have completed a proposal to amalgamate into a single, new not-for-profit organization focused on research, communication and market development. The five groups looking to form one organization are: the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Manitoba Wheat and Barley… Read More

There are many challenges that have the potential to dash the business plans and hopes of farmers —from trade agreements, to climate change, and primary risks. Strong government policy is part of the solution. Helping shape effective policy will be one of Dr. Alan Ker’s goals as he assumes the newly-created Research Chair in Agriculture… Read More

The federal government has announced support for oilseed research in the east with $3.7 million going to the Eastern Canada Oilseeds Development Alliance (ECODA). According to a news release, oilseed crops are one of the fastest-growing markets in eastern Canada. One example given is the soybean production in Prince Edward Island has roughly tripled in an… Read More

It’s a lively Tuesday on the show which includes the following: Shaun Haney starts the show focusing on the worst case scenario for Canadian agriculture in the Huawei CFO arrest. Jessika Guse has the the top ag news of the day which includes McDonald’s announcing its antibiotic policy, the U.S. and China — will there ever be… Read More

McDonald’s has announced a new policy aimed at reducing the overall use of antibiotics important to human health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), across its global beef supply chain. According to the WHO, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. McDonald’s says instituting… Read More