Farmers Business Network has announced it has broke ground on its largest Canadian distribution centre to date. The 198,000 square foot distribution facility at Saskatoon is expected to be complete by November 2022. The facility will support farm input product fulfillment for the network’s 6,000 farmer members, the company says. Serving as the main fulfillment… Read More

The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) has adjusted the eligibility requirements to now include producers who gross more than $2 million per annum. The previous requirements capped the small business parameters at $2 million, which left many cattle producers ineligible to recover losses sustained this spring after a string of severe weather events. The program… Read More

CN Rail says it has received 72-hour strike notice from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents around 750 signal and communications employees who work for the railway. Union members could go on strike as soon as 11AM eastern on June 18. “CN has negotiated with the union in good faith and will continue… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) is looking for new research opportunities aimed at enhancing farmer profitability and competitiveness of the province’s grains sector. From now until Wednesday, July 13, 2022, GFO invites researchers or individuals to submit Research Letters of Intent (LOI) that align with the producer groups research priorities. “Innovation in farming is vitally important… Read More

Valent Canada Inc. and Nufarm Agriculture Inc. have announced a five-year extension of their distribution relationship in Canada. The Valent-Nufarm collaboration has been active in Canada since 2011, providing a portfolio of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, and seed treatments through Nufarm’s established distribution channels. This extension builds on several collaborations between Valent and… Read More

Producers in Alberta and Manitoba will soon be able to recycle their 23L plastic pesticide and fertilizer containers at local ag retail locations. The shift, spearheaded by Cleanfarms, will move recycling locations away from municipal transfer stations and landfill facilities to ag retailers, where producers already bring their larger, 23L to 1000L plastic recyclables. The entire… Read More

The Canadian government is contributing up to $100 million to minimize the carbon emissions from BHP’s new $7.5 billion potash mine at Jansen, Saskatchewan. The federal contribution from the Strategic Innovation Fund was announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, alongside BHP’s CEO Mike Henry,… Read More

Poet. Cowboy. Comedian. Musician. Author. Whatever role he was in, Baxter Black did it with good humour and stage-presence. Instantly recognizable by his bushy moustache, silk neck tie, and cowboy hat, Black was well-loved and well-respected throughout the North American farm and ranch community. He passed away late last week, at the age of 77…. Read More

Although ground meat, such as beef or pork, is a single-ingredient food product, proposed regulation changes by Health Canada could require front-of-package labelling warning of the food’s saturated fat content. Single-ingredient foods, such as eggs, vegetables, and fruit, are usually exempt from some labelling requirements, under Health Canada. Other countries that have implemented front-of-package regulations… Read More

The Canadian government has unveiled its first carbon offset trading protocol, the initial step in creating a carbon exchange for federally regulated industries. For companies that must meet targets, the government allows for up to 75 per cent of emissions reductions being achieved through internal reductions and/or through the purchase of federally recognized offsets (25… Read More

Several organizations that represent grain farmers from across Canada are raising concerns about the federal government’s push to add environmental incentives or criteria to business risk management (BRM) programs, such as crop insurance, AgriStability, or AgriInvest. As part of the negotiations for Canada’s next five-year agricultural policy framework, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is urging… Read More

Many cattle producers in west central and southwest Saskatchewan are once again facing extreme drought conditions, and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on the federal government to introduce a tax-deferral option for those producers who have no choice but to liquidate a portion of their herd. Scott Owens, vice president of APAS,… Read More

 

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