Beef is facing stiff competition from other proteins as huge North American pork and poultry production is coinciding with big beef supplies. “We have issues on all sides of the fence. We’re looking at record production on both pork and poultry right in front of us,” explains Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock in this Beef Market… Read More

As the 2016 NFL season kicks off, the San Francisco 49ers will host their opener tonight at Levi’s Stadium — the first professional sports venue to also be home to a farm. Okay, maybe not a ‘farm’ in the conventional sense, but it qualifies according to Merriam-Webster, which says a farm is ‘a piece of land used for growing… Read More

Pundits have said the leaders of the next agricultural revolution – the digital revolution — will be big data-powered researchers, with a universe of information in hand to help make farming more efficient than ever. But no one said those researchers would be found in the labs, fields, and classrooms of some of Canada’s main… Read More

Divide and conquer. It’s one of the oldest, most prolific, and most well understood adages in history. Unfortunately, agriculture is a heavily segmented industry — tribal, in a sense — making it particularly vulnerable to this tactic. Attacks against certain aspects of farming and food — whether focused on animal welfare, environmental practices, or what… Read More

Safety is one of the key selling points that agriculture uses to promote food produced on Canadian farms. It’s often mentioned in the same breath as freshness, wholesomeness and nutrition, mirroring what consumers say they value (besides local). Farmers take many on-farm measures to keep food safe — using sound environmental practices, and federally approved plant and animal health… Read More

A multi-year pulse research project at the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) aimed at producing healthier baked products and increasing the use of pulse flours was launched this morning in Winnipeg. Warburtons, the United Kingdom’s largest bakery brand, is the commercial partner and providing $680,000 in in-kind support and funding for the project. Saskatchewan Pulse… Read More

A guest editorial by Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada. Warren Buffet, once quipped “it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” This is something worth thinking about as we start to prepare for harvest.  Canada has a strong reputation… Read More

Seven months ahead of schedule, McDonald’s USA today announced that it is only serving chicken not treated with antibiotics important to human medicine. The company originally announced its goal of sourcing chicken raised without such antibiotics in March of 2015. The idea was to make these changes by March 2017, but thanking the collaboration of suppliers and farmers,… Read More

It’s Food Day Canada, and who doesn’t love the excuse to celebrate the great food cultivated in this country? The annual celebration was started by Anita Stweart, food laureate at the University of Guelph. “For years, I’ve cajoled and coached people to cook like a Canadian, now it’s time to shop like a Canadian,” Stewart said… Read More

Canadian pulses are winning fans around the world. They’re also finding followers right here at home. Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality Vikram Vij is only too happy to tell you about his preference for using Saskatchewan-grown lentils and chickpeas in his restaurants. Many Canadians know Vij as one of the dragons on CBC’s Dragons’… Read More

Saskatchewan-based AGT Food & Ingredients and North Dakota-based JM Grain are two of the first companies to sign on to use a new ‘Made with Pulses’ food packaging label unveiled by the Global Pulse Confederation in Chicago on Monday. With the launch coinciding with the UN’s International Year of Pulses, the new seal and Pulse Brand… Read More