The Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) has been around for 55 years. Plenty has changed in that time, and, as noted in a recent announcement video, CAMA wanted to reflect some of the changes in its name. Robert Mensies, CAMA national chair, says part of that change will include representing the entire food-value chain. “We need… Read More

The governments of Canada and Ontario are funding two new multi-year mental health initiatives, specialized to support the agriculture sector. More than $7 million dollars through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership will go towards The Guardians Network, a new program modelled after the Farmer Wellness Program, pioneered by mental health specialist Deborah Vanberkel. The program will… Read More

Bayer has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to build a new cloud-based set of digital tools and data science solutions. These new tools will be used in agriculture and adjacent industries, bringing new infrastructure and foundational capabilities to accelerate innovation, boost efficiency, and support sustainability across value chains, says Bayer. Under the agreement, Bayer… Read More

Unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continue growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8 per cent in October compared to last year, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales jumped 72.9 per cent, the fourth… Read More

The Ontario government will spend $25 million over three years to strengthen the agri-food supply chain through the Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund. The funding is designed to “incentivize industry investment in projects that help address the processing capacity shortage and increase the sector’s competitiveness and resilience against future disruptions,” the province says. Lisa Thompson, Minister… Read More

Yanick Gervais will move from interim CEO of Olymel L.P. to CEO following an appointment by the board of directors. Gervais stepped into the role just ahead of the sudden passing of Réjean Nadeau, who passed away from cancer on October 14. Previously, Gervais was senior vice president of operations at Olymel and was responsible for… Read More

It’s not every year that the weather cooperates and makes a double crop of beans possible, but a nearly perfect alignment of several things has resulted in some impressive soybean yields for farmers from Ontario’s southwest all the way to the east, near the Quebec border. This road to successful double crop beans all started… Read More

Erin O’Toole has turned to a familiar face from Alberta to lead the agriculture file in his shadow cabinet. John Barlow, MP for Foothills, is back as the Conservatives’ shadow minister for agriculture, a position which he previously held while Andrew Scheer was leader of the Conservative Party. “It’s great to be back,” says Barlow… Read More

Agriculture ministers from across the country have agreed to five broad priorities, but few details, for the next agricultural policy framework following three days of meetings in Guelph, Ont. The ministers released the “Guelph Statement” on Wednesday, which sets the direction for the suite of federal, provincial, and territorial programs from 2023 to 2028. The… Read More