National priorities laid out for Canadian wheat research

Canada’s wheat industry, working together with the federal government, laid out its priorities for research in a national report unveiled at press conference in Saskatoon on Tuesday. Led by Cereals Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the 2017 Canadian Wheat Research Priorities Report is being described as the first time the wheat industry has come… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Sept 19: Transparency, biodiversity and the ‘Dunning-Kruger effect’

It’s the Public Trust Summit in Calgary, AB today and tomorrow. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney is there to cover the event, and in this episode of the show: Crystal Mackay of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) joins to discuss the 2017 Public Trust Research results. Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity… Read more »

Bill Morneau calls Saskatchewan farmer to talk about tax changes

Finance Minister Bill Morneau asked several Opposition MPs to send him contact information for Canadians concerned about the Liberals’ proposed tax reforms during Question Period on Monday, saying he would call these individuals personally. After hearing Morneau say this, some farmers and small business owners picked up the phone to call the minister, only to… Read more »

10 farmers running in SaskWheat director election

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission will be holding an election this fall, as 10 farmers are running for four positions on the SaskWheat board of directors. Here are the nominees: Daryl Fransoo (Meota) William (Bill) Gehl (Regina) Brett Halstead (Nokomis) Jake Leguee (Weyburn) Rodney Luhning (Lumsden) Patricia Lung (Humboldt) Ken Rosaasen (Saskatoon) Trevor Scherman (Battleford)… Read more »

Enlist corn ready to go for 2018

After years of patiently waiting for market approvals, Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist corn hybrids are heading to farm fields in 2018. The company showed off eight of the 16 hybrids it will make available for 2018 planting at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario. Dow Seeds portfolio marketing leader Marty Vermey explains that the program… Read more »

Rising cost of food still a top concern for Canadians

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity published its 2017 public trust survey results on Tuesday, coinciding with the second annual Public Trust Summit taking place in Calgary. The research finds the top concerns for Canadians revolve, primarily, around the affordability of food. The work was built on the foundation of previous studies of consumer attitudes…. Read more »

A blockbuster for Sask. organic pea processing

With growing demand for plant-based protein, Academy award-winning film director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron are getting into the pulse crop business in Western Canada. The Camerons joined Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall on Monday to celebrate the launch of their new company, Verdient Foods Inc., and its new pea processing facility at… Read more »