December is often a time for reflection of the past year; then January rolls around, and our focus shifts to the upcoming 12 months. For us farmers, it means planning for the growing season. However, we belong to an industry that has so many moving parts and, after all, we all have different  goals for… Read More

Canadian Pacific railway (CP) moved 31.32 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in 2020 — a record over any prior calendar year. The company was busy in the fourth quarter, where they moved 8.84 MMT. This beats the previous record by 5.1 per cent. Joan Hardy, CP vice-president of sales and… Read More

Mexico’s president has published a decree beginning the phase out of the use of glyphosate and genetically modified corn in the country. Biosafety authorities of the country will “revoke and refrain from granting permits” for genetically modified corn, including imports. The decree from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador published on December 31, 2020 cites protection… Read More

As we drift into a new year, an opportunity presents itself to refocus and take a fresh look at the issues at hand. Some people make New Year’s resolutions, some think about changes, and others take advantage of the fresh calendar to implement real change to benefit stakeholders and their own position. This restart with… Read More

In agriculture, we thrive off of competition. The buying and selling of commodities is what we do. However, there are many different markets out there that one can explore. Stewart Skinner, hog farmer from Listowel, Ont., raises his pigs for more of a niche market than many. There are three different markets that he and… Read More

Most of us are very much looking forward to closing the book on 2020. We can’t possibly move forward into 2021, however, without a last look back at the year that was — in the news, regarding policy, and everything else that caught our attention. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 related news and events dominated the year’s stories,… Read More

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