Over the next two years, three industry organizations will receive $4.4 million collectively to help grow Canada’s grain sector through increased export opportunities. “Canadian grain producers are a key link in global food security. Today’s investment will help industry organizations build new relationships in international markets so we can continue to feed a growing global… Read More

Declarations of grain eligibility is nothing new for western Canadian producers, however, producers in eastern Canada will need to familiarize themselves with the soon-to-be implemented process. The change comes in the wake of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), which was signed in 2018. Declaration requirements were put in place in Western Canada during the 2020-2021… Read More

Agriculture received multiple mentions in the 2022 federal budget unveiled on Thursday, mostly in the context of climate programs that had previously been announced. The budget, with its projected $52.8 billion deficit, also included some tax changes that could potentially impact farmers. As part of this live episode of RealAg Politics, we unpacked what was… Read More

A lot is being made of this week’s NDP/Liberal supportive arrangement. It’s a sort-of coalition government, though not officially. The idea is that the Liberals will be supported in confidence motions and budget approvals by the NDP, and in return the NDP will gain support for its pharma and dentistry plans. The result, if the… Read More

Canada and Ukraine share a deep connection, as Canada is home to the second largest population of Ukrainians outside of the country, after Russia. Ukraine’s influence can be seen and tasted in towns across Manitoba and Saskatchewan especially, in the shape of churches and delicious perogies and cabbage rolls. With so many Canadians sharing a… Read More

Editor’s note: This article has been updated several times, with quotes from a statement issued by Buhler Industries on Thursday morning, details regarding new sanctions announced by the Canadian government Thursday afternoon, and quotes from Member of Parliament James Bezan. Canada’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could potentially affect Winnipeg, Man.-based tractor and farm… Read More

The last three to four weeks have been nothing short of, well, wild in Canada. Regardless of where you sit on the protest/blockade/Emergencies Act issues, Canadians have witnessed a new kind of uncertainty since a convoy of Canadians converged on the nation’s capital and U.S. border crossings in late January and early February. The last… Read More

The first major cabinet shuffle under Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson’s watch was unveiled on Tuesday, and it includes a new face in the role of agriculture minister. Derek Johnson, MLA for the rural riding of Interlake-Gimli, was sworn in as the new minister of agriculture, replacing Ralph Eichler. Johnson is a former councillor for the… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued mandate letters to his ministers, outlining the Liberal government’s priorities for the session of Parliament that started last month. The letters were made public on Thursday (Dec. 16), 51 days after the cabinet was sworn in, and the second last day of sitting in the House of Commons before… Read More

A month into the job as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development, Nate Horner says he’s catching up with producer groups in the province and working to get up to speed on the priorities for Alberta agriculture. Up first on the docket following his appointment was the Federal-Provincial-Territorial ministers meeting last month, where Horner… Read More

 

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