The federal minister of agriculture says it’s been over 100 days since proposed funding and changes to AgriStability were announced, but she has not received a clear indication from any of the three Prairie Provinces on whether or not they will sign on. In a press conference Wednesday morning, Agriculture and Agri-Food minister Marie-Claude Bibeau… Read More

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) is launching a pilot project to help conserve native grasslands. The two-year pilot project, titled “Retaining Canada’s Grasslands Using Carbon Offset Markets,” will allow landowners and ranchers to generate carbon offsets for carbon stored in conserved grasslands in Canada, says the organization. Qualifying land owners who sign a land… Read More

The federal government has clarified how temporary foreign workers (TWFs) will reach farms this spring, in the face of requirements to stay in Government Authorized Accommodation (GAA). So long as temporary foreign workers travel privately to their farms and can safely complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine on-farm, they will not need to complete the three-day… Read More

Thirty-six Longo’s locations in Ontario have been sold to Empire Company Limited. The deal, initially worth $357 million for 51 per cent is based on an enterprise value of $700 million, including the e-commerce site Grocery Gateway. Longo’s will continue to be operated by the Longo’s leadership team, led by president and CEO, Anthony Longo, the company says. Empire… Read More

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has announced the creation of an endowed chair in wetland and waterfowl conservation position at the University of Saskatchewan (USask). As of July 1, Mitch Weegman, an avian ecologist, will take on a teaching position and a research program that will address pressing environmental issues in the Department of Biology. “Saskatchewan,… Read More

ETG Commodities is expanding into Manitoba’s edible bean market with the acquisition of Globeways Canada’s bean processing facility in Plum Coulee. The deal, announced March 15, comes after Globeways Canada, and its subsidiaries Canpulse Food Ltd. at Kindersley, Saskatchewan and Global Grain Canada Ltd. at Plum Coulee, entered into receivership in November 2020. “The Plum Coulee… Read More

Thanks for joining us for a nearly-spring edition of RealAgRadio. Today’s show is an Agronomic Monday edition that features: Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with OMAFRA, to talk about yield enhancement networks; Dr. Alan Blaylock joins us for a Nutrien eKonomics product spotlight; and, Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson is on to talk about pre-emergent weed control,… Read More

 

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