A practical design that immediately improves efficiency on the farm is usually a top priority when building a new shop, but ideally, that building will continue providing value for the next thirty-plus years, across multiple generations. Walter Smith would still fall into the category of “young” farmer, but after ten years of running a seed… Read More

The parent company of Basak Traktör — an agricultural manufacturer based in Turkey — has reached a deal to acquire 97 per cent of the shares in Manitoba-based Buhler Industries from Russia’s largest agricultural manufacturer, Rostselmash. Buhler, which employs around 800 people building Versatile tractors and Farm King equipment, has been majority-owned by Rostselmash since… Read More

Telecommunications companies working to bring cell and data service to areas with poor connectivity by satellite have reached several milestones over the past week, raising hopes of better cell service for areas lacking coverage from existing cell towers, including many farm fields and pastures. While traditional satellite phones require specialized devices and expensive high-altitude satellites,… Read More

There has yet to be a successful bid for Merit Functional Foods nine months after the plant protein company, with its processing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, entered receivership. Merit’s receiver — PwC — filed a court update on Nov. 14 acknowledging the sales process launched in March had not resulted in any purchase agreement. The… Read More

Senators intent on blocking Bill C-234 re-introduced an already-defeated amendment hours after a separate amendment was voted down on Tuesday. It’s the latest move by senators aligned with the Liberal government to obstruct the private member’s bill that would remove the federal carbon levy from natural gas and propane used on farms. First, Senator Lucie… Read More

Editor’s note: This story was updated Nov. 28 after confirmation from the Canada Revenue Agency that the proposed changes to the underused housing tax will only take effect after legislation that has yet-to-be introduced has been approved by Parliament. The federal government has proposed several changes to its underused housing tax (UHT) that are expected… Read More

Update, Nov. 20: A delegation of leaders from Ontario farm organizations say they are heading to Ottawa to show support for the passage of C-234. The group includes representatives from Beef Farmers of Ontario, Mushrooms Canada, Ontario Broiler Chicken Hatching Egg Producers Association, Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, Ontario Pork,… Read More

 

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