Ontario’s Northern College will offer a two-year Agriculture Business program beginning in the fall of 2022, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Ottawa-based Algonquin College. The program was developed in 2018 and launched at Algonquin College’s Perth campus in 2019, to address the needs of a growing industry. The two-year Agricultural Business… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is announcing another partnership — this time, one that will develop plant-based food products and beverages. YoFiit, Avena Foods, and Roquette Canada have partnered to solve technical challenges in formulating plant-based beverages, probiotic rich yogurt, and other functional plant-based analogues. The partnership’s key focus will be on maintaining the nutritional equivalency… Read More

The HALO Air Ambulance board of directors is pleased to announce a three-year contract extension for Paul Carolan as chief executive officer, effective November 15, 2021. Carolan continues at HALO at a critical time as the progression towards a sustainable program continues, says the organization. “HALO has ambitious program and fund development goals, and Paul… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced $110,291 towards CBS Bio Platforms’ development of enhanced, sustainable feed. RDAR funding will drive research led by CBS Bio Platforms, a leading international feed technology company headquartered in Calgary, to develop processes that release previously inaccessible plant components and make them usable in poultry and swine diets. The… Read More

The Canadian government has not yet decided how it will respond to an invitation to join a U.S.-led coalition of countries promoting “sustainable productivity growth” in agriculture. The productivity-focused coalition championed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the UN Food System Summit in September is seen as countering the European Union’s Farm to Fork… Read More

With the announcement of a potential fifth wave of COVID-19, the FarmTech Foundation of Alberta is postponing its 2022 conference. The decision was made after consultation with the hosting organizations Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission. The group says that postponing the 2022 conference will allow them to create… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new project to strengthen the use and understanding of fermentation processing technology in ingredient and food processing. The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre (Food Centre), the University of Saskatchewan, the Global Agri-Food Advancement Partnership (GAAP) and Ag-West Bio are creating a new fermentation and training program at the… Read More

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has expressed its shock over the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) decision to suspend all seed potato exports out of P.E.I., and all potato movement from P.E.I. to the U.S., following a ministerial order announced Monday, November 22. Potato wart is a soil-borne fungus that can lay dormant for decades…. Read More

The Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) has been around for 55 years. Plenty has changed in that time, and, as noted in a recent announcement video, CAMA wanted to reflect some of the changes in its name. Robert Mensies, CAMA national chair, says part of that change will include representing the entire food-value chain. “We need… Read More

Canadian Pacific (CP) railway announced November 22 that it would reopen its railway between Kamloops, B.C., and Vancouver by mid-day Tuesday, November 23. Crews have worked around the clock after the November 14 “atmospheric river” rain storm in B.C., where in some locations nearly 200 millimetres of rain fell over two days. Thirty locations across CP’s Thompson and Cascade subdivisions were damaged,… Read More