Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has reached an agreement to transfer key research programs to the University of Alberta (U of A), expanding its agriculture research capacity. The $3.7 million grant will assist in the transition of critical agriculture research programs and researchers. Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, says that the U of A… Read More

The Ontario government, through the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO), and the University of Guelph will spend $6.5 million to build a new Field Crop Services building on the Ridgetown campus. The new build will house agronomy research services and modernize the field crops research operations on campus, while also reducing operating costs. Ridgetown… Read More

It’s still in the very early stages of discussion, but a multinational infrastructure conglomerate with roots in Mexico has announced ambitious plans for a tri-national rail corridor linking the port at Mazatlan in Mexico’s northwestern Sinaloa state to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Caxxor Group’s CEO Carlos Ortiz told Mexican media, including daily newspaper Milenio, last week that… Read More

JBS Foods Canada has announced a long-term commitment with Kanematsu, a Japanese food service and distribution company. Japan imported 49,317 tonnes of Canadian beef valued at $353.5 million in 2019. The company will focus on using Alberta Beef-branded product, including Northern Gold and the Canadian Diamond Black Angus brand, in development of this overseas partnership…. Read More

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s field crop development centre is changing its location, and how its research is conducted. Now to be housed at Olds College — through an initial $10.5 million grant over three years, funded through Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) — the barley breeding program will continue to develop and introduce new varieties… Read More

In Kenworth’s 97-year history, the company is entering new territory: zero-emissions. The Kenworth T680E is the company’s first-ever, Class 8 battery-electric model. Available now for order from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada, the truck will enter full production in 2021. With an estimated operating range of 150 miles, the T680E uses a… Read More

The Manitoba and federal governments have hammered out the details of the province’s cattle set-aside program funding delivered through AgriRecovery. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic economic shutdown and temporary processing plant closures, the federal government announced in early May that it would providing up to $50 million for livestock set-aside programs. Normally, a… Read More

The government of Alberta is investing in research capacity at the Lethbridge College through the Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) program. Details are currently being finalized for a $2-million agreement that will see the Alberta Irrigation Technology Centre (AITC) and the Brooks Greenhouse transitioned to Lethbridge College. The agreement will have the post-secondary institution manage… Read More

Originally set to be released in early 2020, but delayed because of the COVID-19 shutdown, a joint report between University of Guelph and Dalhousie University sets a path forward for Canada’s “ailing” dairy sector. Co-authored by Sylvain Charlebois, director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, Jean-Luc Lemieux, and Simon Somogyi, Arrell Chair in… Read More

McGill’s School of Environment will be renamed the Bieler School of Environment following an endowment gift of $15 million honouring Marc Bieler. Bieler graduated from McGill’s agriculture diploma program in 1958 and received a bachelor’s degree in 1964. His career as an agri-food entrepreneur spanned several different industries, including cattle, apples, and maple syrup. He… Read More

The federal government and provincial government of Alberta have committed over $3 million in critical animal health diagnostics funding for the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. An agreement for $3.44 million was finalized this past March to help the faculty launch a pilot project to expand its diagnostic service unit, for animal disease… Read More

 

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