The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 slate of inductees. The four individuals who are being celebrated for having made significant contributions to Canadian agriculture are: Jay Bradshaw, James Halford, Bryan Harvey and Douglas Hedley. The hall, which is administered by a 12-member volunteer board, says it will formally recognize the 2020… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has named 25 young Canadians to its Canadian Agricultural Youth Council (CAYC). As a consultative body, the CAYC is a group of young Canadians that will provide advice, enable on-going dialogue on food-related challenges and opportunities, share information and best practices, and advise the government on the strengths and weaknesses of… Read More

You can be forgiven if you don’t remember the first Food Day Canada. After all, it wasn’t even called that in 2003. At the time, the Canadian border was closed to livestock movement and protein trade because of BSE. It was an economic disaster for the beef industry, but it also spurred the creation of… Read More

Innovation Saskatchewan has announced a new $1 million AgTech Growth Fund. The fund is the first program dedicated to accelerating the development of game-changing agricultural technologies in Saskatchewan, and is one of several additional supports for the tech sector announced for the 2020-2021 budget, according to a press release. The fund is open and accepting… Read More

As pork producers continue to struggle with slumping prices, Alberta Pork and the Canadian Pork Council have launched an online calculator aimed at increasing transparency in how pigs in Western Canada are priced. The calculator uses pricing formula data compiled in-house by Alberta Pork, based on U.S. Department of Agriculture mandatory reporting, which is also… Read More