No matter what profession you choose in life, learning opportunities surround you — although it’s up to you to choose to take them. Speaking for myself, jumping into the agriculture world has had its learning curves but it’s also given me the opportunity to explore and learn more about the industry I have grown to… Read More

The chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced her retirement three years into a six-year appointment. With 35 years in the agriculture industry behind her, Patti Miller says she felt as though it was time. “You know, I think you get to a certain stage in your life and you start evaluating… Read More

An announcement regarding the future of seed royalties on Tuesday in Winnipeg could be a turning point in a more-than-a-decade long discussion about the return-on-investment for seed companies and plant breeders in Canada. At FarmTech in Edmonton earlier this winter, both Todd Hyra, of SeCan, and Laurin Comin, of the Alberta Wheat Commission, presented on… Read More

The last of the major Prairie crop conferences — the CropConnect Conference — was held at Winnipeg, Man., this week, with a sold-out crowd braving some quintessential Manitoba farm show season weather to hear from several dozen speakers, and discuss opportunities and plans for 2020. Here are some of the takeaways from the two-day event:… Read More

A day designed to celebrate all things agriculture is less than a month away. Canada’s Ag Day is February 11th, and organizers encourage everyone involved in agriculture to participate either online or in their community. Clinton Monchuk, who farms just south of Saskatoon and is also the executive director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan,… Read More

“We haven’t been good at telling consumers and our customers in other parts of the world how we are sustainable.” That’s the message from the honourable Ted Menzies at this year’s Prairie Cereals Summit. Menzies was there to give an update to attendees on what the framework looks like surrounding the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable… Read More

According to a Canadian veteran journalist, the days are numbered for the Leader of the Official Opposition. Long time journalist for the Globe and Mail John Ibbitson recently wrote that Conservative Party of Canada Leader Andrew Scheer “does not appear to be up to the challenge.” Scheer’s critics, including Ibbitson, argue a change in leadership… Read More

With the theme “From insights to actions,” the Public Trust Summit held recently at Saskatoon, Sask. was a success according to many in attendance. Clinton Monchuk, executive director for Saskatchewan Farm and Food Care, says he felt invigorated after the two-day summit. “Just even chatting with different people for how excited they were to use… Read More