In March, under political pressure to do something about the housing crisis, the federal government announced changes to the amount of temporary residents that would be allowed in to Canada beginning May 1. On the surface, this may not seem to directly impact agriculture if farms and agri-businesses typically access the seasonal worker programs. However,… Read More

As Canadian Agricultural Safety Week concludes, the conversation around farm safety continues to be paramount. In this episode of the Farm Safety Roundup, hosted by Shaun Haney of RealAgriculture, Ryan Dick of Workplace Safety and Prevention Services sheds light on the crucial role of safety in agriculture. With a dual perspective as both a Health… Read More

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is calling on the federal government to invest in programs, projects, and veterinary infrastructure to mitigate a growing shortage in the veterinary workforce. The Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Canadian Occupation Project System (COPS) shows that the labour market supply of veterinarians is in a structural supply deficit… Read More

Loralee Orr has been named as Canada Commercial Leader for Corteva Agriscience. Orr will remain based at Corteva’s Canadian head office at Calgary, Alberta, where she will lead the organization as it delivers a pipeline of new seed and crop protection solutions to Canadian farmers in the years ahead. Orr takes over from Jeremy Dirks,… Read More

In just six years time, there will be more than 100,000 jobs vacant in the agriculture industry if significant measures are not taken to adapt, train, and attract new entrants to the industry. New data from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)’s latest report on labour market dynamics, from a study conducted by The… Read More

There’s a growing problem in rural and remote areas of Ontario. A lack of large animal veterinarians is looming for the region, and the problem will only get worse without strategies to address the impending issue. Already, farmers and ranchers have identified that large distances and too few vets makes proper veterinary care expensive. Now,… Read More

Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew and Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced nearly half a million in federal and provincial funding for the Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program (MFWP) while at Ag Days in Brandon this week. The grassroots non-profit organization, which started providing free counselling to farmers and farm families in 2022, will receive $450 thousand over… Read More

Severe and chronic — those are the words often used to describe the shortage of workers for the agriculture industry. The numbers back up the scope and scale of the problem, as outlined in the latest Labour Market Information survey released by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC). The report, compiled by the Conference… Read More

 

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