Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has announced up to $5,733,852 for the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA) through the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, to promote more diverse crop rotations on farms. The Cropping Systems Cluster, led by CFCRA, will develop the characteristics and practices to… Read More

After rolling through a boom and bust cycle over the past few years, the oat market is searching for stability in both supply and demand heading into the 2024 growing season. Record high prices and seeded acres in 2022 led to a dramatic decline in prices and production in 2023. Acres are expected to increase… Read More

Protein Industries Canada will contribute $7.3 million to a project focused on creating new ingredient and food options with oat and pulse ingredients created by Avena Foods for use by Big Mountain Foods, Danone Canada and Old Dutch. The project plans to develop ingredient replacements and processing aids for new foods, including allergy-friendly alternatives. The… Read More

In an effort to strengthen local food supply chains and to capitalize on the ever-growing plant-based food industry, Protein Industries Canada announced their investment into the collaboration between the food and beverage company, Oat Canada and a global leader in plant-based ingredients, Roquette. The partnership will work towards creating new dairy-alternative products which utilize oat… Read More

The federal government is providing up to $5.1 million in financing to help an oat plant near Altona, Man. set up a first-in-Canada oat kiln for processing oats into food ingredients. Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid announced the repayable contribution for Buffalo Creek Mills in a virtual press conference on Monday. The funds, which come… Read More

Drought continues to cause concern when it comes to herbicide carryover in western Canada. On October 19, Corteva Agriscience released its list of products that are considered high risk for carryover, if certain amounts of precipitation have not fallen across the Prairies. A combination of very hot, dry conditions have lead to increased evapotranspiration, which… Read More

The days of oats being relegated to the cereal and baking aisle at your local supermarket are coming to an end. Thanks to the efforts of food innovators like Francis and Erik Lo, oats can now be found in the dairy section, including in products like Yoats, Canada’s first oat-based yogurt alternative, which the brothers launched… Read More

 

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