With the expansion of domestic canola crush capacity in Western Canada, the term “renewable diesel” is being mentioned much more frequently.¬† Many growers are familiar with biodiesel, but the two are different and not interchangeable. Although they can come from the same feedstocks, such as vegetable oil, the process of making them is different. Ian… Read More

Much of the oxygen surrounding agriculture in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been used on dairy, but expect wheat to gain increased attention in the coming weeks if some U.S. farm groups get their way. Newly reappointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has mentioned USMCA enforcement and wheat several times in recent speeches, and… Read More

It appears the Biden and Trudeau governments are seeing many issues through a similar lense so far, especially when it comes to fighting climate change, enabling diversity, and a belief in science. Tuesday morning, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Marie-Claude Bibeau and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack met virtually, to discuss the importance of the… Read More

It’s been a wild week in the equity markets, dominated by the short squeeze placed on Gamestop and a few other heavily shorted stocks. Gamestop was up 400% in the last five days trading from $65 last on January 21st to close at $325 on January 28th with an inter-week high of $505. Was this… Read More

In an effort to have a cabinet full of MPs that will be running in the next federal election, Prime Minister Trudeau announced a cabinet shuffle early Tuesday morning. Although Marie-Claude Bibeau will remain as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, agriculture could be impacted by several of the moves. Transport¬† Omar Alghabra, previously Parliamentary… Read More

As we drift into a new year, an opportunity presents itself to refocus and take a fresh look at the issues at hand. Some people make New Year’s resolutions, some think about changes, and others take advantage of the fresh calendar to implement real change to benefit stakeholders and their own position. This restart with… Read More

What is old is new again, as former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is headed back to the post he held for eight years under the Obama administration. The Biden-Harris transition team formally announced the former ag secretary and Iowa governor’s nomination to the agriculture position in cabinet on Thursday. Former Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry… Read More

 

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