Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced its first call for proposals, allocating $40 million for co-investment into projects that will “position Canada as the centre of high-quality plant-based protein products and co-products,” according to the group. “We are eager to collaborate with businesses, big and small, to co-invest in projects that have the potential to… Read More

Dairy giant Saputo has completed its transaction to purchase Dairy Crest, a United Kingdom-based dairy company. The final sale for £975 million (approximately $1.7 billion) was first announced on February 22, 2019, and finalized April 15, 2019. According to a news release, Dairy Crest manufactures and markets cheese, butters, spreads and oils, under leading British… Read More

Is diet a four-letter word? Really, instead of a “diet” being viewed as only a way and means of reducing body shape and size, it’s all the things we eat and drink — regardless of a goal or outcome. Our diets don’t need to be overtly restrictive and exercise need not be punishment, says dietitian… Read More

La Broquerie, Manitoba-based HyLife announced today it is being bought by Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) for $498 million. HyLife is a vertically-integrated pork production company, from feed processing, to hog production, and pork processing and distribution of pork products. HyLife employs over 2,500 people, and has processing plants in Canada, including Neepawa, Man.,… Read More

Herbicide resistant weeds are spreading across counties, the country, and the continent. Weed seeds are hitching a ride on wind and water and being transported by everything from machinery and migrating geese to ducks and earthworms. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Resistance Management School, we’re joined by University of Guelph Ridgetown campus weed researcher, Dave… Read More

For Thursday’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney has the following guests on the show: RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith and Yara Canada agronomist Shane Thomas discuss the future of agronomy and what role technology will play; Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson is on to answer all your agronomic questions on Wheat Pete’s Word; and, Dr. Larry Martin,… Read More

It’s no surprise to many that African swine fever (ASF) was one of the main topics discussed at the National Pork Management conference. The event, held at Nashville, TN., brought together a variety of industry stakeholders including producers, packers, chief financial officers, safety directors, and more. As it just wrapped up, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney caught… Read More