Farmers descended on The Hague, Netherlands, in droves to protest possible restrictions and regulations on the agriculture industry centred on greenhouse gas emissions. Hundreds of farmers clogged highways for hours, and drove over temporary fences once at the meeting site. At last report, at least three people had been arrested. A recent commission report recommends… Read More

The ag leaders debate on Tuesday night was a very entertaining two hours featuring lots of banter, blame, wild statements, and the frequent mention of climate change. The Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, and Green Party all had the chance to outline their respective party’s agricultural agenda for farmers across the country. But on that point, the… Read More

It’s not often that the federal agriculture minister gets together in one room with opposing critics to talk about agriculture. Ahead of the 43rd election, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) held an agriculture leaders debate where the four main parties — the Conservative Party of Canada, Green Party, Liberal Party, and NDP — stand… Read More

There comes a time when you’re scrolling through the Internet and find someone saying something a little out of line. Who am I kidding, this happens probably every hour on Twitter alone. This past week I came across one of those posts, but instead of it being an internet troll that hides behind their computer… Read More

Access to rural broadband Internet is a crucial part of running a successful farm and farm business. Whether it’s access to information, ability to use technology, or running a business from a rural area, Internet speed, access, and cost is becoming increasingly important for Canada’s rural areas. As the importance of rural Internet service rises,… Read More

Canada’s 11,000 dairy farmers are getting a pay out from the government over trade deal concessions, and America’s farmers have seen not one, but two government payments — but what about Canada’s 100,000 export dependent farmers impacted by global trade disruptions? The AGgrowth Coalition, an umbrella group representing export-dependent farmers, is calling on the federal… Read More

In an effort to ensure livestock are being cared for during transport, Ontario-based Transport Genie has partnered with the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to research best practises on a national scale. Over two years CAHC will test Transport Genie’s innovative smart-sensor technology in real-world conditions, with help from researchers at the University of Guelph,… Read More

Like so many other countries, Canada’s birth rate is less than its death rate. The logical conclusion, then, is that if Canada wants to maintain or grow its population, it will have to not only welcome but also actively recruit people from other countries to live here. The topic of immigration is highly political leading… Read More

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