Cleanfarms has announced a return to British Columbia’s interior, holding one-day events at 11 locations September 27 to October 21. Cleanfarms will collect unwanted, old agricultural pesticides and obsolete livestock, equine, and farm animal medications. Cleanfarms operates this no-cost program so that farmers can safely dispose of unwanted materials, keeping them out of the environment…. Read More

There’s growing concern about a federal excise tax that will greatly impact Canada’s craft distilleries. A campaign, called “Lift Canada’s Spirits,” is a coalition of small to large distilleries whose goal is to reduce the excise tax on the first small annual volume of spirits produced to be more in line with domestic, craft beer… Read More

There’s never a dull moment in the fertilizer market and it’s hard not to wonder what will be in store for producers for the 2022 crop year. Josh Linville, director of fertilizer at StoneX, recently joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio to discuss the fertilizer markets, including what’s happening with tariffs. During Linville’s last conversation… 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

Cleanfarms has released its first-ever national benchmark report, based on an 18-month research project, that documents how much plastic material is generated by the agricultural sector across Canada. The research provides in-depth figures that will help guide the ag sector as it explores how agricultural plastics packaging and products can contribute to Canada’s emerging circular… Read More

The Simpson Centre at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy recently commissioned a series of papers on the future of agriculture in Alberta. The objective of the publication is to analyze the traditional agriculture industries in Alberta, but one paper in the series caught the publishers off guard. “Many people like to think… Read More

February 1, 2021, four seed industry groups amalgamated to form Seeds Canada with the vision to become the leading voice of the Canadian seed sector, helping members succeed and grow in Canada, and around the world. RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney was recently joined by Seeds Canada’s Barry Senft, executive director, and Ellen Sparry, the group’s inaugural… Read More

Saskatchewan’s push towards developing value-added processing industries has been accelerating in recent years. Just this year, three canola crush plants have either been announced as new builds or expansions. But canola isn’t the only agri-processing moving ahead, as Red Leaf Pulp recently announced its plans to build a wheat straw-based pulp mill at Regina, Sask…. Read More

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

Back in March of this year, HALO Air Ambulance launched its inaugural lottery called the Cattle er’ Cash lottery. The first lottery was a success, selling out in just 36 days. HALO decided to accelerate the draw dates and awarded the grand prize of 20 Highline Angus bred heifers or $50,000 in cash, six months… Read More

 

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