Table potatoes from Prince Edward Island will soon be allowed into the U.S. again under certain conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Potato exports from the province known for its potato production were suspended by the Canadian government in November after the confirmation of potato wart… Read More

A large part of farm succession planning is information sharing between the generations, something Canadian Western Agribition’s (CWA) Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program is looking to replicate. The program is now in it’s fourth year and has recently announced this year’s group of mentors and mentees for Saskatchewan. The 18-month mentorship focuses on developing numerous… Read More

In an effort to strengthen local food supply chains and to capitalize on the ever-growing plant-based food industry, Protein Industries Canada announced their investment into the collaboration between the food and beverage company, Oat Canada and a global leader in plant-based ingredients, Roquette. The partnership will work towards creating new dairy-alternative products which utilize oat… Read More

Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have agreed to binding arbitration, ending the work stoppage as it extended into its third day. Normal business operations for the railway are set to resume Tuesday, March 22. “CP is pleased to have reached agreement with the TCRC Negotiating Committee to enter into binding… Read More

Update, as of early March 22:  CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have agreed to binding arbitration, ending the work stoppage as it extended into its third day. Normal business operations for the railway are supposed to resume on Tuesday, March 22. The ongoing work stoppage at Canadian Pacific Railway is forcing canola… Read More

The work stoppage has begun for Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) as of early Sunday morning, with both the union and the railway accusing the other of initiating the halting of rail services. As of early Sunday, both CP and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) were still at the table with federal mediators, according… Read More

Originally announced in the fall 2021 budget, the $25 million Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program will launch April 1, 2022. “Ontario’s food processing sector faces challenges to their ability to process more of the food that is grown in the province, including aging technology and facilities,” the government says in a press release. “Many aging food… Read More

Fertilizer suppliers and retailers are scrambling to sort out the impact of the Canadian government’s sanctions on fertilizer from Russia and Belarus, including shipments that were paid for and loaded prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Fertilizer has historically been one of Canada’s largest imports from Russia. Approximately 660 to 680 thousand tonnes of nitrogen… Read More

Jennifer MacTavish has announced her departure from Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF), happening sometime before August 31, 2022. MacTavish has served in the role for the last nine years. OSF chair John Hemsted has named a transition committee of the board to oversee the recruitment of a qualified individual for the general manager position. MacTavish is recognized… Read More

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) has triggered the 72-hour notice required for a lockout of over 3,000 conductors, engineers and other railway employees who are members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). Unless the union and railway reach a negotiated settlement or agree to binding arbitration in the meantime, the lockout would begin at 00:01… Read More

The Canadian Competition Bureau says it did not find enough evidence to continue its investigation into allegations of anticompetitive behaviour in the crop input market in Western Canada between several crop input suppliers and Farmers Business Network (FBN) Canada. After entering the Canadian market in 2017, FBN acquired Yorkton Distributors in 2018, a Yorkton, SK.-based retailer… Read More

 

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