Category: Announcements

New Canadian Plant Health Council unveiled

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 »

New trade agreement reached by Canada, U.S., and Mexico

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 »

HyLife Foods announces new feed mill, processing expansion at Neepawa

Canada’s largest hog production company, with support from the Government of Manitoba, has announced a major new build in western Manitoba. HyLife Food Ltd. announced today a brand new feed mill will be built in the R.M. of Killarney-Turtle Mountain with the help of tax increment financing (TIF), to the tune of $9.5 million over a… Read more »

$11.1 million announced for pulse research cluster

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 »

Funding renewed for Saskatchewan’s fight against Johne’s disease

In an effort to continue to reduce the potential spread of Johne’s Disease, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) has announced the Johne’s Disease Surveillance Program has been renewed. “It’s been a popular program among both purebred and commercial beef producers,” says SSGA president, Bill Huber. “The renewal of this program will go a long way to… Read more »

In pursuit of dreams (a farewell to Kelvin)

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 »

Saskatchewan Forage Council welcomes new executive director

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 »

Until next time

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 »

McCain Foods announces new Canadian division president

The Canadian division of McCain Foods has a new president, as the company recently announced Danielle Barran will take on the top role. McCain Foods, a Canadian company known for its frozen fries, employs approximately 20,000 people over six continents, with global sales in excess of $9 billion According to her LinkedIn, Barran was previously with… Read more »

RealAg Radio slides into new time slot on Sirius XM

The Rural Radio lineup is going through a bit of a shake-up this week, and we don’t want our loyal RealAg Radio listeners to miss us! Starting Thursday, July 26th, RealAg Radio’s 60 minute program will move from 4 pm to 4:30 pm eastern on Sirius XM Rural Radio Channel 147. “RealAg Radio is proud… Read more »

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RealAgriculture welcomes Jessika Guse as news lead

(Picture Butte, Alberta) July 6, 2018 — With an eye for capturing captivating news stories across several media platforms, Jessika Guse is ready for the next challenge — covering the essential stories that matter in Canadian agriculture. Guse, based at Regina, Saskatchewan, will join the RealAgriculture team full-time in late July as news lead, a… Read more »

Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers focus on family, field trials, and community

Each year at Canada’s Farm Progress Show, Saskatchewan’s newest Outstanding Young Farmers are chosen. This year’s honourees are Jordan and Jennifer Lindgren. The Lindgrens farm at Norquay, in the northeast part of the province. Jordan grew up there and always knew he wanted to farm. Jennifer grew up on a mixed farm at Whishart and… Read more »

Dale Leftwich joins the RealAgriculture team

(Picture Butte, AB) May 14, 2018 – RealAgriculture is excited to announce a new full-time addition to its content team with the hiring of Dale Leftwich of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Dale brings valuable experience, knowledge, and passion to RealAgriculture, having farmed in southeast Saskatchewan for 27 years. He has extensive experience in farm policy, having served… Read more »

RealAgriculture inks 3-year SiriusXM deal with Rural Radio 147

(Picture Butte, AB) May 7, 2018 – RealAgriculture is excited to announce the signing of a new three-year broadcast agreement for RealAg Radio on SiriusXM Rural Radio Channel 147. Launched in the fall of 2016, RealAg Radio is Canada’s only daily national agricultural radio program. Hosted by Shaun Haney, along with Kelvin Heppner, the show… Read more »