John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills, Alberta, is back as Agriculture and Agri-Food critic in Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. The Leader of the Official Opposition also added food security to Barlow’s purview. Barlow had served in the role under previous Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer. Ontario MP Lianne Rood, who previously held the critic role… Read More

Wood-Bohm and Associates offer strategic consulting services to industry and government in the areas of science based innovations. Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm, recently named Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) fellow, joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio to talk about the projects involving greenhouse gas emissions she will be doing at CAPI. “We live in an era… Read More

When it comes to the beef industry and climate, mainstream headlines often paint the two as going in separate directions. The Canadian agriculture sector can feel attacked by policies and messaging, and as Fawn Jackson, director of policy and international affairs at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), explains from Glasgow, Scotland at the 2021 United… Read More

There are many input decisions to be made at any given time on the farm. Some of those decisions have to be made in-crop, such as for crop protection, while others happen well-ahead of the growing season, like those on fertilizer and seed. Based on supply chain issues, major price increases, and potential product shortages,… Read More

TELUS  has announced that John Raines is joining the organization as president of TELUS Agriculture. Effective November 29, 2021, Raines will bring over 20 years of global experience in the agriculture sector to his new role. “John is exceedingly well-positioned to lead the ongoing evolution of TELUS Agriculture,” says Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of… Read More

One thing that often unites different generations from all the diverse facets of agriculture is 4-H. If you weren’t directly involved with 4-H, you likely have a connection who is in the program, or has been previously. Show Your 4-H Colours is one of those events where this widespread sense of community is shown. Held… Read More

Nuffield Canada has selected six scholarship candidates from across Canada to be awarded $15,000 each to challenge themselves in a self-directed research program of international travel and study. Recipients can come from any capacity of primary production, industry, or governance of agriculture and must do a minimum of 10 weeks of travel study within 24… Read More

Biology is a wonderful thing. Given enough time and the right ingredients, soil biological processes can do some pretty amazing things, including breakdown of herbicides, cycling and releasing nitrogen, and even disposing of pathogens. The key is time: biology and biological processes can replace plenty of crop inputs given enough time. Especially for our northern… Read More

Addressing the shortage of workers in agriculture, “everything related to the climate transition,” and preparing for an upcoming meeting with her provincial and territorial counterparts — those are the first three priorities Marie-Claude Bibeau mentions when asked about her to-do list as she returns as Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Following a third consecutive… Read More

The re-scheduled date has been set for a two-day meeting of federal, provincial, and territorial agriculture ministers at Guelph, Ontario, following Marie-Claude Bibeau’s reappointment to the federal cabinet as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The meeting was originally slated to be held in September, but was postponed due to the federal election campaign. The ministers will… Read More