The  Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has launched an advocacy campaign called Home Grown in an effort to decrease the loss of farmland to development. “Once it’s paved over, it’s gone forever,” the organization says. Home Grown focuses on protecting and preserving farmland and domestic food production, and is designed to increase awareness on the issue and… Read More

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) has reached an agreement with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), to assume leadership of the Agriculture More Than Ever brand and initiative. “It is important to acknowledge the excellent work FCC has done to promote public trust in the Canadian food system through Ag More Than Ever,” says John… Read More

The federal government has announced plans to reduce emissions related to synthetic fertilizer use, which has sparked concerns within agriculture groups, like Fertilizer Canada. As Shaun Haney, host of RealAg Radio, noted on RFDTV recently, Fertilizer Canada was initially supportive of the government’s 30 per cent emissions reduction plan. However, as details are rolling out… Read More

After three years of operation, the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta (PPAA) is shutting its doors. The organization’s goal was to “raise awareness and create connections to help realize the endless opportunities the plant protein and plant-ingredient industry offer Alberta,” but didn’t receive funding from the provincial government for the current fiscal year, and therefore… Read More

A diesel-powered engine is pretty powerful and much cleaner running than it used to be, but over the years has gotten a bad name. Lately, both the Biden and Trudeau governments have been pushing the climate agenda, and, in regards to farm equipment, the push to biodiesel and alternative power sources is evident in their… Read More

The state of Colorado is similar to Alberta in many ways: beautiful vistas and mountains, and a rich history in the cattle business. Colorado also holds a significant portion of the cattle market in the U.S., much like Alberta prides itself on being Canada’s beef capital. While Colorado Governor Jared Polis isn’t advocating for a… Read More

The effects of COVID-19 on agriculture were surprising, and some sectors of the industry were affected more than others — grain and oilseed operations fared much better than say, intensive horticulture crops, in terms of labour. For this RealAg LIVE! host Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Debra Hauer of the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council… Read More

Rural and urban communities have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. From gaps in healthcare, to transport challenges and through to isolation, the pandemic has brought to light some significant differences between city and rural dwellers. Dr. Gabe Woollam, a family physician based at Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and president of the Society… Read More

Beautiful British Columbia has a diverse agricultural landscape — everything from dairy to berries — but it has its fair share (and perhaps its own unique set) of farming issues to contend with, too. For today’s RealAg LIVE!, host Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Rudi Meier, dairy farmer from Abbotsford, B.C. and chair of B.C…. Read More

 

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