Agriculture Minister for Saskatchewan David Marit announced today (August 10) that the province will provide $119 million in direct support for drought-affected cattle producers under the Agri-Recovery framework. The province says the program will provide a per head payment to help maintain breeding stock and will help producers with extraordinary costs caused by the drought,… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is announcing the Food Convergence Innovation (FCI) Canada – Food and Beverage Supply Chain Project. The FCI-Canada Project will focus on creating a national, sector-wide platform with enterprise-to-enterprise connectivity capabilities, which will help strengthen Canada’s domestic food supply chain. Linking food and beverage companies across the country, the project will make… Read More

Dr. Harvey Brooks, long-serving general manager of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), has announced his retirement. Brooks served as the general manager for Sask Wheat since 2014, and has seen the development of the organization from start-up commission to its full operations today. During Brooks’ tenure, Sask Wheat has matured into a major… Read More

By Bill Greuel Canada needs to stop being comfortable. That’s a bold statement, but one I believe to be true if we are going to reach the ambitious targets our agrifood sector aspires to. We often talk about Canada taking our place atop the podium as the most reliable and preferred supplier of safe, nutritious… Read More

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) board of directors has hired a new chief executive officer (CEO). Denise Hockaday will be joining CFO on August 30, 2021 as the board’s permanent CEO. Hockaday will act as chief advisor to the board, represent CFO provincially and nationally, and provide strategic leadership for the organization, farmer-members, staff,… Read More

The Alberta government announced it will use $4.7 million from the TIER fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta to build a facility in Lethbridge to produce renewable fuel. The Canary Biofuels facility, with an estimated worth of $28.6 million, will produce approximately 70 million litres of high-value renewable fuel. The facility is slated to be the… Read More

Manitoba Harvest is partnering with a consortium of industry leaders through Protein Industries Canada (PIC) to develop new hemp and pea varieties with increased protein content, differential starch content, and improved texture. Manitoba Harvest will lend its expertise in food innovation, product development, and formulation, to improve the potency and functionality of hemp and pea… Read More

Rabobank and TELUS Agriculture have announced the acquisition of Conservis, a company that integrates disparate farm technologies into one streamlined interface, to manage the business of farming. Together, Rabobank and TELUS Agriculture are bringing expertise, experience, and global presence to further develop the Conservis farm management platform, says TELUS Agriculture. Conservis enables farms to organize… Read More