Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Winnipeg, Man,. on Tuesday and took questions from reporters about what’s happening with Canada’s trade relations with China. Questions centred on canola, as earlier that morning it was announced China banned Viterra from exporting canola seed due to “hazardous pests.” Trudeau said, “We’re continuing to work very hard to try… Read More

Starting September 1, Manitoba truck drivers will require mandatory entry-level training (MELT). That being said, farmers will get a one-year deferral for new training to allow for additional consultations with the industry. The government says the extension was granted in order to determine an appropriate phase-in strategy that mitigates impacts on the 2019 farming season. “Our government… Read More

Farm groups such as the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) have lobbied the government this past month to get cardlock fuel included in the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) exemption and it looks like they’re close to the finish line. In the release of the federal budget, the government announced it’s looking into… Read More

Announced at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) annual general meeting, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) won the 2019 Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award (BIISA). The award was presented to the organization Wednesday night at Ottawa. “The CRSB was able to build bridges to working relationships,” says CCA vice president Bob Lowe. “For me, the relationships… Read More

It’s an unfortunate reality for many farmers — the very frightening possibility of activists targeting them on their private property, where their homes are, where they care for their livestock and raise their children. Last weekend, Ontario dairy farmers were left shaken when activists trespassed on private property, entered barns without permission, and reportedly, even… Read More

The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) competition is held each fall in conjunction with Toronto’s Royal Agriculture Fair, allowing youth to speak up on a topic near and dear to their hearts. The event will be held November 2, 2019. This year, competitors have the option of speaking about one of the seven topics… Read More

It was quite the week at Commodity Classic in Orlando but the week all began with the Bayer AgVocacy Forum. The day and a half conference featured all aspects of agriculture production from beef and grain producers, to urban farmers, to technology companies pushing the envelope of food technology. The event was attended by agricultural… Read More