Agriculture ministers from across Canada are still working on reaching a consensus on possible changes to the AgriStability program leading up to the conclusion of the annual federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) ministers meeting on Friday. Ministers met virtually to kick off the annual FPT meeting last Friday, where they discussed a wide range of topics, with a… Read More

Peggy Brekveld has been elected as the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)’s 32nd president, and third female president in the organization’s history. Brekveld will also hold the position of OFA’s director-at-large. Brekveld, of Thunder Bay, Ont., operates a dairy farm with her husband and five children, milking around 75 cows. The new president didn’t originally… Read More

Consultations are starting this week on the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops’ draft code of practice for Canadian grain farmers. The voluntary code, which has been named “Responsible Grain,” was developed to define and promote the sustainability and social responsibility practices followed by grain farmers across Canada, with the goal of building trust among consumers… Read More

Ontario Premier Doug Food offered a sincere thank you to the province’s farmers for helping maintain Ontarians’ confidence in their food supply during COVID-19. “You’ve all pulled your weight and then some during this crisis and I appreciate that,” said Ford during his opening remarks as he helped kick off the virtual 2020 Ontario Federation… Read More

The Canada-United Kingdom transitional trade deal announced in a virtual press conference on Saturday by Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson and their respective trade ministers is a “welcome stop gap measure, but it is not enough,” says the president of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA). The deal — which requires Parliamentary approval… Read More

According to the latest trade report from Farm Credit Canada (FCC), one of Canada’s greatest opportunities for growth in global trade is in the food and beverage processing industry. “World population growth, higher purchasing power in emerging markets and new trade agreements are key factors in potentially creating more opportunities for Canada to increase exports,”… Read More

There will be no change atop the agriculture ministry in Saskatchewan following the provincial election two weeks ago. Premier Scott Moe’s new cabinet was sworn in on Monday. David Marit remains Minister of Agriculture and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation. Marit was first elected as MLA for the southwest Saskatchewan riding of Wood… Read More

 

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