Protein Industries Canada has announced a $19.2 million project looking at faba bean (also called fava bean) and pea processing on the Canadian prairies. The main partners and private funders in the project announced on Friday are Roquette — the French company that’s building a $400 million pea processing plant at Portage, Man. — and… Read More

U.S. dairy groups are accusing Canada of making it difficult for U.S. dairy exporters to take advantage of the full market access negotiated in the new North American trade deal, which takes effect on July 1. The Canadian government published the fine print on how the allocation of its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) will work under… Read More

In the context of what’s going on in the world today, I have to say this is an absolutely tiny problem. But it’s also a problem that everyone involved would like to have fixed, and it’s fairly easy to do something about it. So here goes: To start, this involves chickens, and news stories that… Read More

Not only is there a wide gap between internet speeds in rural versus urban parts of Canada, but the gap has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to data shared by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). In the month of April, the median download speed for rural Canadians was 3.78 Mbps, compared with… Read More

The federal government says it’s still committed to completing its review of the legislation that applies to Canada’s grain industry, but the timeline is now unknown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada launched the latest review of the Canada Grain Act in March 2019. Together with the Canadian Grain Commission, AAFC started… Read More

Western Canada’s soybean and corn seed industry is seeing some changes, as Delmar Commodities is dropping its Legend Seeds business and signing new distribution agreements with Sevita International Corporation and Horizon Seeds Canada Inc. Delmar will also be rebranding its Legend Seeds Canada trade name to “Ceres Global Seeds,” reflecting the name of the Minneapolis,… Read More

Manitoba-based pork producer and processor HyLife is expanding its processing capacity with the acquisition of a slaughter plant in the U.S. The company says it is partnering with Glen Taylor, and purchasing a 75 per cent equity stake in Prime Pork LLC from the Taylor Corporation. Prime Pork operates a recently-renovated processing plant at Windom,… Read More

While farm groups are stressing the urgency of changes to business risk management programs, an important meeting in July that served as a soft deadline and a forum for possible action on the issue has been postponed. The annual meeting of agriculture ministers from across Canada that was slated to be held at Guelph, Ont.,… Read More

Manitoba-based pork producer and processor HyLife has announced the purchase of one of Canada’s largest independent hog farming operations. The company has acquired the majority of ProVista Agriculture’s hog production facilities and transportation equipment. The deal includes 37,000 sows and production facilities that employ 252 people in Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan. It will boost HyLife’s… Read More

Canada and nearly two dozen other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are urging global leaders to avoid taking measures that adversely affect trade of agriculture products while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, which includes the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States, issued a joint statement on Canada’s request… Read More

Olymel says it will be resuming operations at its hog slaughter and cutting plant at Yamachiche, Quebec on Tuesday, April 14 after closing for more than two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The plant, which normally processes 28 thousand pigs per week, has been closed since March 29, after nine employees tested positive… Read More