There has yet to be a successful bid for Merit Functional Foods nine months after the plant protein company, with its processing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, entered receivership. Merit’s receiver — PwC — filed a court update on Nov. 14 acknowledging the sales process launched in March had not resulted in any purchase agreement. The… 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

Editor’s note: This story was updated Nov. 28 after confirmation from the Canada Revenue Agency that the proposed changes to the underused housing tax will only take effect after legislation that has yet-to-be introduced has been approved by Parliament. The federal government has proposed several changes to its underused housing tax (UHT) that are expected… 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

Five varieties, including one new one, have cracked the list of recommended malting barley varieties for farmers to grow in 2024. The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) published its annual list on Thursday, offering a guide to Western Canadian producers and industry on preferred varieties based on agronomics, malting quality, and market demand. The… Read More

Hensall Co-op is expanding its global business with the acquisition Minn-Dak Growers Ltd. For over five decades, Minn-Dak has been processing and marketing specialty crops across the Upper Great Plains — a region comprising Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. Hensall Co-op CEO Brad Chandler says the acquisition is a strategic move… Read More


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