Ontario grain farmers dealing with high DON (vomitoxin) levels in their corn crop can now apply for funding to cover DON testing. The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) has announced a new intake for cost-share opportunities to support DON testing under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). The initiative will support producers whose corn crop or corn products… Read More

Over the weekend, the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame Association (CAHFA) inducted five accomplished agricultural leaders. The event was held on Sunday, November 4th, in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at Toronto, Ont. The five inductees include: Ted Bilyea, Peter Dhillon, Wilf Keller, Larry Martin, and the Honourable Gerry Ritz. To read more about what… Read More

The Trudeau government announced its plan for a federal carbon tax policy on Tuesday. It’s a move many saw coming, but some are already criticizing for the lack of transparency from the start. To break it down, as part of the federal plan, those provinces who don’t have a plan up to the Liberal’s standards… Read More

There’s been a new council made for the plant health sector. Made up of industry leaders, academia, and various government officials, the Canadian Plant Health Council will convene to set a strategy to combat pests, diseases, and other risks surrounding plants in our country. The council, made up of 11 members, will implement the Plant and Animal Health… Read More

Canada has reached an 11th hour trilateral trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico. The new deal is dubbed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Multiple media outlets say Canada’s dairy sector will see changes, with American dairy farmers getting more market access at a reported 3.6 per cent.  Additionally class 7 pricing will be revamped… Read More

Federal minister of agriculture Lawrence MacAulay was at the University of Saskatchewan this week to announce $11.1 Million in funding for SaskPulse and Pulse Canada under the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. In addition, $7.2 million of industry matching funding will bring the total investment to over $18 million. At the press conference, held at… Read More

We all need dreams to believe in. Dreams are about goals, aspirations, and achieving what makes us happy. Dreams are not singular in nature, as we are allowed and compelled to have as many as we want. Dreams are personal, but also involve family, friends, and our careers. Yesterday Kelvin announced that he is stepping… Read More

As of this week, the Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) welcomed its new executive director. Having more than 20 years of experience with working in producer-led organizations, Lorraine Beaudette will take on the position. She has worked with the Canadian Wheat Board, Saskatchewan Canola growers, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, and within the organic sector. “I am ready to… Read More

So I have a bit of personal news that’s been a long time coming. Honestly, I’d find it much easier to write another news story or discuss some issue affecting Canadian ag than write this note, which is why I’ve been putting this off for a while, but it’s time to share publicly… After just over a… Read More