A Conservative private member’s bill that aims to address the risks from biosecurity breaches and trespassing on farms was approved at the second reading stage in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Brought forward by Foothills MP John Barlow, Bill C-205 would amend the Health of Animals Act to “make it an offence to enter,… Read More

When your family is heavily involved with agriculture and politics, you’re sure to have some involvement in either of those areas; or for our guest today, a combination of the two. Alanna Koch, board chair for the Global Institute for Food Security and leader in agriculture, joins us for today’s RealAg LIVE! RealAg LIVE! streams… Read More

BASF Digital Farming (BASF) has signed an agreement with AGvisorPRO to provide farmers with expanded access to local, accredited agronomic advisors, after identifying in-field problems using the xarvio SCOUTING application (app). The addition of AGvisorPRO advisors will complement BASF’s customer support program which includes BASF sales representatives, the BASF AgSolutions Customer Care team, and local… Read More

A new board of directors, recently elected for Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), has been announced. In February, representatives from RDAR’s 33 voting member organizations came together to elect its new board of directors, which includes: D’Arcy Hilgartner of Camrose; Fred Lozeman of Claresholm; JP Brouwer of Ponoka; Stanford Blade of Edmonton; Brian Brewin of… Read More

Ducks Unlimited Canada has appointed six new directors to its board, including several with agricultural backgrounds. Fawn Jackson, Colleen Dyck, John Eagle, Rob Penner, Sara Penner, and C. Ian Balfour were elected to volunteer roles during the wetland conservation organization’s board of directors meeting on Saturday. “We’re pleased to welcome these outstanding individuals to our… Read More

Lakeland College’s “Leading, Learning, The Lakeland Campaign,“ is seeing a significant amount of support for programming and research initiatives focused on agriculture technology. MNP — a national accounting, tax, and business consulting firm for Canadian agriculture — has donated $90,000 to the program, which will help fund equipment for the Agriculture Technology Centre at the Vermillion… Read More

Imagine trying to gain consensus on policy issues across all Canadian commodity groups and geographies. That’s Mary Robinson’s job as president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and she’s heading into her second, two-year term after being acclaimed to the role last month. As if the role isn’t challenging enough, Robinson has been leading the… Read More