The Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) and the advisory board for Canada’s Farm Show — formerly known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show — have decided the 2021 edition of the show is going to be held virtually. “Last year was a difficult year for everyone, globally,” says Tim Reid, president and CEO of REAL, in… Read More

Regardless of where you are in North America, we can likely agree on one thing: COVID-19 has changed how we behave, and politics is no exception. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been numerous provincial elections across Canada; and as the federal budget release looms closer, it has many asking whether an election will be… Read More

As planters start rolling for the 2021 soybean season, growers will be managing many different planting environments — everything from conventional and minimum tillage to no-till and strip-till. Each management system will require different strategies but when properly executed (with a little cooperation from Mother Nature) they all have the potential to deliver high yields…. Read More

The Trade and Climate Change conference was held virtually on April 7 to 9, 2021, and was a joint effort of U.S.-based Farm Foundation and the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI). The objective of the conference was to explore topics in the context of global trade, where climate change policies have become “increasingly ambitious and… Read More

Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s episode features an issues panel with National PR’s Meagan Murdoch, and RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner. The trio discuss: Making Canada an agriculture and agri-food superpower; The Liberal’s upcoming budget; The global wool market; How expats might become the next leaders. (Check out the full… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced the acquisition of True North Renewable Fuel’s assets. The announcement follows FCL’s building a strategy of improving the environmental impact of their facilities and the transportation fuels they produce. Scott Banda, chief executive officer of FCL says they are excited about the purchase of True North’s assets as it is… Read More

The effects of COVID-19 on agriculture were surprising, and some sectors of the industry were affected more than others — grain and oilseed operations fared much better than say, intensive horticulture crops, in terms of labour. For this RealAg LIVE! host Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Debra Hauer of the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council… Read More

This week’s Farmer Rapid Fire on RealAg Radio has confirmed one thing: there is some serious drought out there — especially across the southern parts of Western Canada. The severity changes pending what pocket you belong to, but even areas such as the Palliser Triangle, which is known for its dry climate, is facing extreme… Read More

The latest round of compensation payouts to dairy farmers for lost market share through international trade deals will be complete by the end of the month. This second round of the Dairy Direct Payment Program brings the total number of dairy farmers registered for compensation to 9,682. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced… Read More

Solinftec — an agricultural digitalization company that brings technology and innovation to agricultural operations around the world — is announcing it’s established operations in Canada. To lead its expansion effort in Canada, Solinftec named Leonardo Carvalho as head of business development for Canadian operations, at Saskatoon, Sask. Carvalho says they are very excited to being… Read More

The Ontario government is providing $10 million to allow more farmers and agri-food operators to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), enhance cleaning and disinfection measures, and redesign workstations to better protect workers. Under the new Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program (EAWPP), farms and agri-food businesses that hire three or more employees will be eligible for… Read More

The Manitoba government announced its plan to start eliminating education taxes on property, including farmland, in its 2021 budget unveiled on Wednesday. The province says the education property tax burden on residential and farm properties will be reduced by 50 per cent over the next two years — 25 per cent per year in 2021… Read More

The Liberal party’s national policy convention is this week, and as part of the organization’s annual meeting, resolutions can be brought forward from electoral districts across the country. Kody Blois, member of parliament for Kings-Hants, acts as chair of the Rural Liberal Caucus; and as someone from Atlantic Canada’s agricultural heartland, understands the region and sector’s… Read More

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