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

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