On November 14, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food approved  Bill C-234 — a private member’s bill that would exempt natural gas and propane used on farms for drying grain and heating barns from the federal carbon tax. Dave Carey, vice president of government and industry relations at the Canadian Canola… Read More

Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) has announced Paul Householder, the company’s current chief operating officer, will step in as president and chief executive officer, following the resignation of president, Tim Close. Householder joined Winnipeg, Man.-based AGI in 2019 after a 28-year career in the industrial chemicals sector where he ran global businesses with multiple facilities… Read More

The federal government has published its plan detailing expectations of carbon emissions reductions by 2030, by sector. This first of many Emissions Reduction Plans (ERP) sets out what each industry will be required to achieve under the climate plan to get Canada to net zero emissions by 2050. In a lengthy technical briefing Tuesday afternoon,… Read More

Editor’s note: this article has been updated following the introduction of Lobb’s Bill C-234 in the House of Commons on February 7, confirming the details outlined in the earlier version. A Conservative MP from southern Ontario is making another attempt at removing the federal carbon tax from fuels used for drying grain and heating barns,… Read More

The federal government held campaign-like events in several provinces this week to announce the opening of the application window for its $165.7-million Agricultural Clean Technology Program. Different Liberal MPs hosted virtual visits in Ontario’s Port of Johnstown, B.C.’s Winecrush Technology Inc., and a Manitoba-based biomass grain dryer manufacturer, all highlighting the same program which will provide farmers and… Read More

You’ve seeded it, sprayed it, watched it grow, harvested it, and now you’re putting the canola in the bin. On paper, storing canola may seem simple, but as per usual, the actuality of storing canola successfully is a lot more complex. There are many factors to consider to properly storing canola and in this episode… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario want the federal government to be more proactive in bringing the CN Rail and teamsters union dispute to an end before it impacts agriculture. It would seem that’s already happening, however, as at least one farmer in the eastern region of Ontario has already reported that they’ve been told that propane… Read More

Many farmers in 2019 will be harvesting late-planted corn that struggled to mature as combines roll through fields this fall. Much of that corn will likely be heading directly to the elevator, but there will be marketing opportunities for growers who are willing to dry and store that grain. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn… Read More

A streamlined process for grain dryer inspection and approval should make it easier for farmers in Manitoba to get up and running this upcoming harvest season. As all grain dryers have to be inspected by the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC), the organization has established a central booking process co-ordinated with Manitoba Hydro to streamline… Read More

 

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