Canada’s federal agriculture minister has struck working groups in relation to recent international trade deals and their impact on Canada’s supply managed sectors. Of note, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says that there will be two working groups for dairy. These two groups, comprised of dairy farmers, government, researchers, dairy industry representatives, and processors, will focus on… Read More

Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news, with Jessika Guse — President Trump’s deadline looms as Friday is less than 24 hours away, new poll from Angus Reid Institute shows Canadians are divided when it comes to dairy supply management system, another road block for the Trans Mountain Pipeline, exports… Read More

Update: Citing the Conservative Party of Canada’s support for supply management as one of his reasons, Maxime Bernier announced on Thursday afternoon that he has left the party with the intention of starting a new federal conservative party. Delegates are arriving in Halifax for the Conservative Party of Canada’s policy convention where there will be… Read More

Before we start let me make this point very clear: This editorial is not an argument for or against supply management. It’s a statement on Canada’s negotiating position heading into the upcoming NAFTA talks. In any trade you try to maximize the return on an asset. In sports, this could be other players, draft picks… Read More

It’s no surprise that Canada’s dairy supply management was discussed in the first face-to-face meeting between Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and new U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. However, some of Perdue’s comments on supply management after the meeting on Monday are surprising or noteworthy with many on the U.S. side calling for the system to be dismantled…. Read More

Managing farm workplace culture, nozzle choice and pesticide coverage, understanding adoption rates of precision ag technology, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier’s views on supply management, and…eyebrow plucking for the Oscars???… Shaun and Kelvin co-host…guests include Disney U author and speaker Doug Lipp, spraying expert Tom Wolf and precision agronomist Dale Steele. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon… Read More

Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Maxime Bernier performed very well in the leadership debate held at the Manning Conference over the weekend according to many delegates, but Canadian dairy farmers were left rather concerned. Not surprisingly, Bernier maintained his stance of being against supply management for dairy, egg and poultry sectors. On Friday afternoon Bernier… Read More