Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and his staff are looking for ways to reduce the federal agriculture budget by three per cent, in line with what’s been asked of other federal departments. That’s one of the pieces of information gleaned from a one-on-one interview with Minister MacAulay, recorded Thursday, Nov. 9. MacAulay says he never dreamed… Read More

There’s a sense of satisfaction after tile has been installed and a field has a new drainage system. With sufficient outlet for drainage water movement, farmers can look forward to a more manageable, productive field and higher crop yields. But a new drainage system is not a “one and done” type of thing, says drainage… Read More

Ag in the Classroom Canada has launched a national campaign aimed at inspiring young people to consider a career in agriculture. The “I AM AG” campaign was launched at the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto on Wednesday, as part of Career Month in Canada. The interactive social media campaign is designed to engage people who… Read More

As combines push through the Ontario corn crop, growers are being advised to focus their first harvest efforts on fields where gibberella fungus could produce higher levels of deoxynivalenol (DON) in the grain. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Corn School, agronomist Peter Johnson shares tips for identifying fields at higher risk for gibberella and… Read More

Bill C-234 will face a pivotal vote in the Senate on Tuesday afternoon. The bill, designed to remove the federal carbon tax from natural gas and propane used on farms, received final approval from MPs in the House of Commons in March. However, it was amended by the Senate’s agriculture committee last month, as senators… Read More

Hitting a whopping 173.4 bushels, Jeff Cook of London, Ont., achieved the highest wheat yield in the 2023 Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) competition. Winning the highest per cent of yield potential was Mark Davis, of Napanee, Ont., with an achievement of 117.6 per cent of potential yield. Overall, Great Lakes YEN participants increased… Read More

The Canadian agriculture exporters’ lobby group is saying no to proposed legislation it says could seriously undermine the country’s trade interests. Michael Harvey, executive director of Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA), says that Bill C-282 poses a major risk by tying negotiators’ hands, and signalling weakness to global competitors — all but inviting other countries… Read More

Canada has a global reputation of having abundant, clean water, and water is essential for life and for food security. A new report from the Canadian Agriculture Policy Institute (CAPI) takes a look at Canada’s water resource and whether or not it’s being managed to the full benefit of Canadians. Tyler McCann, managing director of… Read More

Transport Canada has launched public consultations on Bunge’s proposed US$8.1 billion acquisition of Viterra. Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez decided in September that the combination of the two grain companies warranted a review under the Canada Transportation Act regarding the impact it could have on Canada’s transportation system. Both Viterra and Bunge hold ownership interest in… Read More

Several companies across the plant-based value chain have partnered to develop new artificial intelligence technology that is expected to improve the quality of Canada’s protein crops and ingredients. With the support of Protein Industries Canada, project partners Enns Brothers, Crop Sentry, DL Seeds and AGT Foods say they will work on developing technology to meet… Read More

Burnbrae Farms, a Canadian family-owned and operated egg company, is launching two new specialty offerings that showcase eggs that come from the company’s Woodstock, Ont., solar-powered farm. The new products will be offered in some grocery stores across Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. The products, Naturegg Solar Free Range and Nature Omega Plus Solar Free… Read More

 

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