While there is plenty of attention on the growing beef processing crisis in Western Canada, beef producers in Eastern Canada are also struggling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) has published a video request of the federal government, which includes several voices from the beef industry’s eastern producers… Read More

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) has decided to postpone its 107th Annual General Meeting and Convention, originally set for June 7th to 9th at Assiniboia. The SSGA says a meeting at that time is not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, we’re hoping that life will… Read More

Amid all the pandemic-related challenges in agriculture, grain movement has been a bright spot heading into the 2020 growing season. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) says it moved more than 6.35 million metric tonnes (MMT) of grain during the first three months of 2020, surpassing its previous first-quarter record, set in 2016, by 300 thousand… Read More

Chicken Farmers of Canada’s board of directors has adjusted the May to July chicken allocation by 12.6 per cent nationally, to reduce production in an effort to address lower demand for chicken from restaurants and food service providers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decrease in production will be highest in Ontario, Quebec,… Read More

Editors Note: Given the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this information will continue to be updated. Last update: April 21, 2020, 2:00PM MST. There have been 360 cases of COVID-19 linked to Cargill’s beef packing plant at High River, Alberta, as of Tuesday afternoon. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw shared… Read More