Much of the recent media attention has been on Canada’s Prime Minister and former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, SNC Lavalin, and China blocking Canadian canola. However, NAFTA 2.0 — or USMCA — that dominated the news loop for weeks on end might make headlines once again. On Monday, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, David… Read More

Bayer has announced its Delaro fungicide has been approved for use in cereal crops in Canada. Already used for peas, lentils, chickpeas, and soybeans, the product has two active ingredients: prothioconazole (Group 3) and trifloxystrobin (Group 11). The pair of ingredients tackle foliar diseases including septoria leaf blotch, tan spot, rust species, net and spot… Read More

After more than ten years in the agri-food sector in Ontario, the Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) has announced it will transfer its resources and wind down operations effective April 30. Farm Management Canada will take over hosting AMI’s online business management tools, resources, and workshops. Food Processing Skills Canada will be the new host of… Read More

When it comes to diversification, Stratford, Ont., dairy farmers Henry and Inge Koskamp are adding a new twist to the term. With an eye on future opportunities for five children actively involved in the dairy operation, the Koskamps are now milking 110 Mediterranean water buffalo to go along with the 130 Holsteins. RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin… Read More

While attending the Council of Dairy Farmers of Quebec’s annual general meeting, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the federal government is providing $376,668 to the Cheese Expertise Centre (CEC). This money will go into two projects to keep Canadian cheese makers “competitive and innovative,” according to Bibeau. “With the assistance provided by… Read More

It could quite easily be argued that we’ve recently moved out of a gluten-free diet trend and into a plant-based protein fad. So, what’s next? “Most of the world except for North America eats insects on a regular basis. It’s totally normal, and kosher, and they taste great,” says Andalyne Tosslemire, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, and… Read More