In the tale of the three little pigs, our three little friends continue to make false assumptions of their safety based on the construction material of their house. It was not until the third little pig constructed a house of bricks that the wolf had met his match no matter how strong his huff and… Read More

Hello, December! On this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson gets further in to the soil organic matter discussion, including the long-term legacy of manure applications, talks sulphur management, and compares some findings on the ROI on fungicide on corn. Have a question you’d like Wheat Pete to address or some field… Read More

This week, Montreal is hosting the first-ever Canadian meeting of the International Wool Textile Organization, the global authority for the wool trade. At the event, Brenda Shanahan, Member of Parliament for Châteauguay-Lacolle, representing the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced over $185,000 for the Canadian Wool Council (CWC) to continue its work to build a… Read More

Those who participate in the Ducks Unlimited Canada Marginal Areas Program and are clients of Farm Credit Canada may be able to access additional funds per acre. Through Farm Credit Canada’s Sustainability Incentive Program farmers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba who establish perennial cover on marginal areas through the DUC program may access up to… Read More

The first-ever Canadian Animal AgTech Awards were handed out at the Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) this week. The awards, presented by Deloitte, cover three categories: The Rising Star award, presented by Economic Development Regina; the Innovation award, presented by Innovation Sask; and Business of the Year, presented by Deloitte. The winners of each category were… Read More

As expected, cattle markets were a little quieter this week in light of U.S. Thanksgiving on Thursday. Still, there was plenty of trade, cattle-on-feed data, and export numbers released so that Shaun Haney and Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange have no shortage of news to discuss this week in the Beef Market Update…. Read More

A dispute panel convened to settle U.S. concerns over how Canada handled its dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA/USMCA) has ruled that Canada is not obligated to make further changes, following an earlier ruling in December 2021 that Canada’s handling of TRQs was “inconsistent” with the trade deal. The ruling, made… Read More

Update, Nov. 20: A delegation of leaders from Ontario farm organizations say they are heading to Ottawa to show support for the passage of C-234. The group includes representatives from Beef Farmers of Ontario, Mushrooms Canada, Ontario Broiler Chicken Hatching Egg Producers Association, Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, Ontario Pork,… Read More

This is the first video in a new series called Farming Forward: Sharpen your soil health expertise with cover cropping, nitrogen management, and advanced grazing, brought to you by the Farm Resilience Mentorship program. Visit farmlearninghub.ca for more! Building soil is about capturing sunlight, keeping plants actively growing, and feeding the soil bugs below through… Read More

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

 

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