If a report is quietly published on a government website on the Friday before the New Year’s weekend and no one is told about it, is anyone supposed to read it or respond to it? Because that’s what happened with the federal government’s “What We Heard” report after holding consultations a year ago on its… Read More

Compared to 2014, a kilogram of beef in Canada is now produced with 15 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions. According to the National Beef Sustainability Assessment (NBSA) and Strategy report, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) says this latest assessment reflects three years of scientific analysis to make the determination, comapring 2014 to… Read More

Canada’s two railways — CN and CPKC — must pay a combined $7.1 million to the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) for exceeding their maximum grain revenue entitlements for the 2022-23 crop year, according to a ruling issued Dec. 22 by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). CN’s grain revenue of $1,079.5 million was $3.46 million… Read More

It’s not quite hitting the Canadian grain shipping corridors yet, but global issues with two canals and one border could have large impacts on world grain and product supplies. Let’s start in the Suez Canal. While not the highest ranking for grain movement, any disruption to a major shipping route has trickle-down effects on others…. Read More

Governments across the world are crafting policy to influence industry practices with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Canadian government is doing the same through programs such as the On-Farm Climate Action Fund and others. But how effective have these programs been and how do farmers see them influencing what practices they engage… Read More

Canada’s beef cattle industry has made significant, continual improvements on the amount of methane emitted by cattle over the last 30 years. A combination of genetic selection and feeding advancements plus sound scientific research means that Canadian ranchers and feedlot operators have a good story to tell about cattle production. Dr. Tim McAllister, research scientist… Read More

It’s time for another podcast featuring Wisemeyer and Haney covering all the big agricultural topics impacting farmers and ranchers in Canada and the United States! This week Shaun Haney of RealAgriculture and Jim Wiesemeyer, D.C. policy analyst with Pro Farmer, jump into some issues that really connect and are creating angst in the countryside of… Read More

Environment and Climate Change Canada has published its draft protocol for Reducing Enteric Methane Emissions from Beef Cattle (REME protocol). This is the fourth draft protocol under Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System, following those for refrigeration, landfill methane (completed), and forestry (in draft). The REME protocol is intended to “incentivize farmers to implement changes… Read More

 

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