AGCO has introduced its latest harvesting solution, the AutoDock header docking system, for Fendt IDEAL combines. AutoDock is the industry’s first automatic system for connecting and disconnecting combine headers, without having to get out of the combine, says the company. It eliminates the job of manually lifting and attaching or detaching drivelines, which, as anyone… Read More

Canadians generally like their steaks less well done than Americans, according to new survey results released by Abacus Data. With grilling season around the corner, the polling firm Abacus Data, which is known for its political research, asked 1,500 Canadians how they like their steak in a survey conducted in late March. The majority of… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) and Bioenterprise, Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to advance Ontario innovation in the agri-food industry. The MOU means the organizations will collaborate on information sharing, finding solutions to critical grain industry problems, and impact assessment and viability analysis of new innovations,… Read More

The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) has released their latest strategic plan, the first since the organization’s decision in late 2020 to not join Seeds Canada. The business plan, developed by six working groups and led by the board of directors, identifies three main priorities for CSGA. These priorities are: Assuming additional responsibility in delivering… Read More

After a 30 month negotiation period between the longshoremen and their employer, as of April 13, there is a partial strike at the Port of Montreal. Greg Northey, vice president of corporate affairs with Pulse Canada, says the negotiations really picked up last summer when there was a total of 15 strikes, with one that… Read More

As compensation for market access granted under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the federal government has announced two programs to benefit chicken, turkey, egg, and hatching egg producers. The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program will dole out $630 million over a decade to farmers through on-farm, cost-share projects. Based on quota,… Read More

Regardless of where you are in North America, we can likely agree on one thing: COVID-19 has changed how we behave, and politics is no exception. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been numerous provincial elections across Canada; and as the federal budget release looms closer, it has many asking whether an election will be… Read More

This week’s Farmer Rapid Fire on RealAg Radio has confirmed one thing: there is some serious drought out there — especially across the southern parts of Western Canada. The severity changes pending what pocket you belong to, but even areas such as the Palliser Triangle, which is known for its dry climate, is facing extreme… Read More

The latest round of compensation payouts to dairy farmers for lost market share through international trade deals will be complete by the end of the month. This second round of the Dairy Direct Payment Program brings the total number of dairy farmers registered for compensation to 9,682. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced… Read More

The Ontario government is providing $10 million to allow more farmers and agri-food operators to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), enhance cleaning and disinfection measures, and redesign workstations to better protect workers. Under the new Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program (EAWPP), farms and agri-food businesses that hire three or more employees will be eligible for… Read More

The Liberal party’s national policy convention is this week, and as part of the organization’s annual meeting, resolutions can be brought forward from electoral districts across the country. Kody Blois, member of parliament for Kings-Hants, acts as chair of the Rural Liberal Caucus; and as someone from Atlantic Canada’s agricultural heartland, understands the region and sector’s… Read More

 

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