The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has shared news of the passing of its executive director, Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst. She died July 24, 2022, from brain cancer. MacDonald-Dewhirst was a highly respected, tireless champion of Canadian agriculture, leading CAHRC for ten years. Among her many accomplishments, MacDonald-Dewhirst spearheaded the Labour Task Force and Workforce Action… Read More

The name on the executive director’s door at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is temporary no more. Scott Ross was serving as the acting executive director and director of business risk management and farm policy. This week, the organization made the executive director role permanent. One of the reasons he took the job was… Read More

After serving seven years as the chief executive offices with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Ryder Lee is set to return to the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) as general manager, as of September 1, 2022. Lee held the post from November 2005 to 2015. CCA executive vice president Dennis Laycraft, says, “Ryder brings an exceptional range… Read More

Several provinces are advocating for a larger overall funding envelope for the next Canadian agricultural policy framework, ahead of a meeting in Saskatchewan where agriculture ministers from across the country hope to finalize an agreement on the next five years of government programs for agriculture. The next agricultural policy framework will be the main item… Read More

Consolidation is a word that has been floating around the cattle industry recently; however, the term is also gaining legs in the world of agricultural real estate. June Dako and Ray Nordin, real estate agents with ReMax Bridge City Realty, say that they’ve seen a fairly significant decline in available parcels for sale over the… Read More

Earlier this week, an announcement came through that consultations for the National Agricultural Labour Strategy are open. The consultations will allow the agriculture and agri-food sector to have an opportunity to weigh in on labour shortages, challenges, and obstacles through an online process. The labour strategy is put into action through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC),… Read More

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food has launched consultations for input in to a National Agricultural Labour Strategy. Opening June 27, and running until September 28, 2022, the agriculture and agri-food sector will have an opportunity to weigh in on labour shortages, challenges and obstacles through an online process. The National Agriculture Labour Strategy will seek to address… Read More

 

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