Quebec’s farmer union and its beef producers are calling on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to stop Beyond Meat from using the word “meat” when referring to its plant-based products, such as burgers and sausages, Quebec’s TVA Nouvelles reports. Beyond Meat launched its meat-alternative product line in Canada on May 1, 2019. L’Union des producteurs… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is consolidating its six feed production facilities in the Prairies into three. The three that are on the chopping block are the plants located in Brandon, Man., Melfort, Sask., and Edmonton, Alta. “While we don’t make these decisions lightly, by consolidating manufacturing and taking measures to refocus our resources in the… Read More

Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-food minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau says she met with China’s Agriculture Minister Han Changfu while at the G20 agricultural ministers’ meeting held at Niigata, Japan, last week. When speaking to Minister Han, she expressed Canada is “increasingly troubled” by the lack of evidence provided to Canada regarding the pests of concern in relation… Read More

For today’s RealAg Radio show, it’s a true Agronomic Monday! Host Shaun Haney has the following guests: RealAgriculture’s Bern Tobin speaks with Dale Cowan, senior agronomist, and sales manager with AGRIS and Wanstead Cooperatives about soybean planting in the very wet southern Ontario; and, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson addresses the very wet weather in Southern… Read More

The former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development of Prince Edward Island will lead the the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI). John Jamieson has been hired by CCFI’s board of directors to replace Crystal Mackay who led the team for nearly 10 years. “We are delighted… Read More

Turkey Farmers of Canada have launched a five-year advertising and PR campaign encouraging consumers to #ThinkTurkey (#PensezDindon). The campaign will focus on engaging primary meal planners to raise awareness of the benefits of turkey, drive year-round demand, and increase overall consumption and retail availability of the protein. Launched May 6, the campaign includes billboards, transit… Read More

Farm animals — we love them and we care for them, putting in long hours to keep them fed and safe. Sometimes they also do the most ridiculous things and make us laugh. In their honour, we’ve compiled a list of some of the ridiculous things our community’s animals have gotten up to around the… Read More

By Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada The world has become protectionist.  There is, justifiably, much focus on issues with China. But it is not just China. Canadian agriculture commodities are blocked in India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam and face issues in key markets such as Peru. Countries are turning inward, finding new ways… Read More