Kubota Tractor Corporation’s (KTC) new president and CEO has quite the plane ride ahead of him. The company recently announced Haruyuki (Harry) Yoshida as its new top executive. Yoshida most recently held a top management position for that company at Osaka, Japan. The 37-year veteran with Kubota will take over the role from Masato Yoshikawa… Read More

Over 200 4-H Canada clubs got the green light for various activities and events they’ll hold next year, with funding through the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund. FCC announced this week $114,250 will flow to the youth leadership organization. “4-H Canada is extremely grateful for our longstanding partnership with FCC, and for its continued… Read More

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has elected its new director-at-large at the final stop of its regional meetings held at Lethbridge, Alta. Janine Paly was elected for the position. She replaces Kevin Bender who’s been a part of the board since AWC’s launch in 2012. Paly farms near Thorhild, and is honoured farmers have put… Read More

G3 Canada Limited announced plans for an added new primary elevator near Morinville, Alberta. Construction of the 42,000 tonne capacity facility will begin shortly, the company says, and is expected to be complete in 2020. G3 Morinville is designed for speed and efficiency, the company says, and will be able to unload trucks in less… Read More

The federal government has announced support for oilseed research in the east with $3.7 million going to the Eastern Canada Oilseeds Development Alliance (ECODA). According to a news release, oilseed crops are one of the fastest-growing markets in eastern Canada. One example given is the soybean production in Prince Edward Island has roughly tripled in an… Read More

McDonald’s has announced a new policy aimed at reducing the overall use of antibiotics important to human health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), across its global beef supply chain. According to the WHO, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. McDonald’s says instituting… Read More

Canadian, family-owned retailer Princess Auto has cleared the path to expand further east. The company plans to open two stores in Quebec come the fall of 2019. Currently, the company operates 46 stores across Canada, employing 2,500 people. More than 100 jobs will be created in the Quebec region between the two new locations, the company says…. Read More

The second phase of the Dairy Farm Investment program will start accepting applications in the New Year. The federal program is a five-year, $250-million program to “help Canadian cow’s milk producers improve productivity through upgrades to their equipment.” The government says the program is designed to assist dairy producers adapt to the anticipated impacts of… Read More