First announced as the host city in June 2023, the Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office (IPAAO) in Manila was officially opened this week by Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay. The Indo-Pacific region is a key one for Canadian farmers, producers, and the agri-food sector, with Canada’s agriculture and agri-food exports to the region totalling $22.8… Read More

The Official Opposition says that the current Liberal government’s approach to the agriculture industry isn’t going to get us where we need to be on the international stage, and farmers are feeling the pinch. John Barlow, Alberta MP and ag critic with the Conservative Party of Canada, brought that message to attendees at the Northern… Read More

The Senate’s amendments to Bill C-234 in December could result in farmers paying $910 million more in carbon tax, according to updated analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO). After several weeks of contentious debate, a narrow majority of Senators voted to limit the proposed carbon tax exemption for natural gas and propane used on… Read More

A federal court in the U.S. has pulled the Environmental Protection Agency’s over-the-top (OTT) registration of three products containing dicamba — XtendiMax, Engenia, and Tavium. The court found the EPA violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, or FIFRA — that it failed to follow notice-and-comment requirements — when granting its approval for these… Read More

There were major files up for discussion this week at the trilateral meeting of cattle industry representatives from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattle Association, was on hand representing Canada’s interest at the meeting, tackling the biggest policy and political issues facing the industry. Shaun Haney met… Read More

The Canadian cattle industry and the U.S. cattle industry are intertwined, perhaps unlike any other agriculture commodity in North America. Calves, cattle, and beef all move south — and north — depending on economics, demand, and the weather. For this reason, what happens in the U.S. beef market has a major impact on the Canadian market… Read More

The possibility that Canadian cattle and beef will face market discrimination if the U.S. government moves ahead with a new labeling rule is one of the main concerns representatives from the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) are raising while meeting with American counterparts at the 2024 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Orlando, Florida…. Read More

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