After nine months of Canada not having an ambassador in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the appointment of a career diplomat to the post in Beijing. Jennifer May, who has worked with Global Affairs Canada (External Affairs at the time) since 1990, will be stepping into the job left vacant following Dominic Barton’s… Read More

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is welcoming a new face to their team, as Dion McGrath has steps in as the producer organization’s executive director. APAS says McGrath’s previous experience as the former CEO of Southeast College at Weyburn, Sask., his executive roles in the public sector and his personal endeavours with his… Read More

California’s environmental rules and regulations often set the pace for the rest of America. So when the state passed its latest law regarding phasing out gas powered passenger vehicles by 2035, the rest of North America took notice. Floyd Vergara, director of state governmental affairs with Clean Fuels Alliance America, explains that there are details… Read More

Next spring, Albertans will cast their vote for the next premier. In the running to lead the current governing United Conservative Party (UCP) is former rancher and Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) president, Travis Toews. Toews has well-established roots in rural Alberta through his cattle operation and oilfield environmental company. In 2019, he was elected MLA… Read More

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association has announced the hiring of its new CEO. Grant McLellan, who has served as chief of staff for several Saskatchewan cabinet ministers, including the ministers of agriculture and trade, will step into the role September 12th. He will replace Ryder Lee, who is moving on to serve as the general manager… Read More

Alberta farmers who pay a levy to the Alberta Barley Commission or the Alberta Wheat Commission will have the opportunity to vote on amalgamating the two organizations in October. The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council, working with third-party advisor MNP and the two commissions, will be administering two online plebiscites: one for barley growers, and… Read More

 

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