American President Donald Trump has authorized the department of agriculture to provide up to US$16 billion in assistance program payouts to American farmers. The announcement comes after President Trump directed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to create a relief strategy to support its farmers for the long-run as the country continues a trade war with China…. Read More

The Grain Farmers of Ontario are creating a tool to forecast the risk of high concentrations of deoxynivalenol (DON) in corn crops. The project is being funded by the governments of Canada and Ontario through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The tool will be designed to help farmers make early, informed decisions about corn crop risks… Read More

After closing the doors to three feed production facilities last week, Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced it has acquired Terra Grain Fuels (TGF) ethanol plant near Belle Plaine, Sask. The facility has been operational since 2008, and makes roughly 150 million litres per year. “We are very pleased that our business is being acquired… Read More

Premier Jason Kenney is going through with his plan to eliminate the carbon tax. On May 22, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 1, An Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax, and if passed, the repeal will come into force at 12:01 a.m. on May 30, 2019. “Promise made, promise kept,” the premier said in… Read More

On Wednesday’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney has the following guests: Jessika Guse with the top ag news stories of the day; Fawn Jackson, senior manager of government and international relations with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association; and, Wendy White, manager of grain marketing for Viterra’s central region. Do you love corn? Maybe soybeans or… Read More

There was a time when the USMCA negotiation dominated agricultural trade headlines. But that was before the U.S./China trade war standoff. Still, the importance and momentum on ratifying the “new NAFTA” needs to continue. For Canadian agricultural exporters, NAFTA was deemed a success during its tenure, and the USMCA holds the majority of that export-dependent… Read More