When COVID-19 restrictions began in mid-March, it wasn’t surprising that conferences and agriculture events were postponed or cancelled outright. Soon after, cancellations stretched into the summer months, or events moved to a virtual or online-only platform, and recent announcements of Agribition in the west and The Royal in the east seemed to be the final… Read More

After holding out hope into last week that the show could go on, organizers of the U.S. Farm Progress Show say they have made the decision to cancel the large farm show due to COVID-19. The event was slated to run September 1-3, 2020 near Boone, Iowa. “We’re sad to report today that the changing… Read More

The Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, re-branded a few years ago simply as The Royal, will not run this November, the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video posted on social media, The Royal says it will not hold the 2020 show, but will host the event November 2021. Due to our ongoing concern… Read More

In this RealAg LIVE! episode with Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), Mary joins host Shaun Haney to discuss agricultural policy issues including temporary foreign workers, business risk management programs, and engaging with youth and minorities. Check out the video below, or scroll down to read the summary! Tune in Thursday,… Read More

Canadian Western Agribition, held each year in November at Regina, Sask., will have to wait one more year to celebrate its 50th show. Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) has announced that in response to restrictions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19, Agribition’s 50th show will be postponed until 2021. The annual event features a cattle show, large trade… Read More

The agriculture sector could be a major player to lead the Canadian economic recovery from COVID-19 shutdowns. Much of the opportunity is tied to food security and our value-added processing services. The University of Calgary’s Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education recently released a report summarizing food security during the shutdowns… Read More

In the interest of the safety and well-being of Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) participants, family members, and CYSA volunteers, CYSA has canceled the 2020 public speaking competition due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus and potential challenges of inter-provincial travel. Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture is a national, bilingual competition that provides… Read More

Organizers of the World Dairy Expo have announced the 2020 edition of the show has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The largest dairy event in North America was slated to be held September 29 to October 3, 2020, at Madison, Wisconsin. General manager Scott Bentley says after meeting with government and public health officials, it… Read More