Devin Dreeshen, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, has announced the creation of Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), a non-profit, arm’s-length agriculture research organization. The creation of RDAR is the result of consultation with farmers, industry, and key partners in the agricultural sector, the province says. It was established so that farmers, in collaboration with… Read More

While Don Livermore may not have dreamed of becoming a master brewer, he has made a name for himself in the role with one of the largest capacity distilleries in North America. Livermore started with Windsor, Ont., Hiram Walker & Sons as a microbiologist, taking his masters and PhD in brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt… Read More

Olymel has temporarily closed one of its pork processing plants in Quebec after multiple employees at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. The large pork production company has decided to close its facility at Yamachiche, Que. for 14 days as of March 29 after nine employees were confirmed to have the virus. All employees who… Read More

The Harmony Beef slaughter plant at Balzac, Alta. halted processing on Friday after an employee who works at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. According to Harmony spokesperson Crosbie Cotton, the company was informed by Alberta Health Services on Thursday that an employee who had not been at work for several days had tested positive…. Read More

On Friday (March 27), the Bank of Canada initiated an emergency key rate cut of 50 bps to 0.25% in an attempt to defend the economy against the impacts of COVID-19. Additionally, the Bank of Canada will expand its balance sheet through purchases of Government of Canada securities to the tune of $5 billion per… Read More

With everything currently going on in the world, no one is short of questions — especially in the agricultural sector. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Marie-Claude Bibeau joined RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney to answer some of the questions you as listeners and readers have asked over the course of the last few days. Check out… Read More

Thanks for making RealAg Radio a part of your day! We’ve got some great discussions on today’s show. You’ll hear: Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, on everything going on in the agriculture industry, including your questions! (Thanks again for sending those in). Be sure to listen to the conversation to hear Minister… Read More