The grain market had its eyes on weather reports for the first full week of April while taking a second peek at the U.S.D.A.’s stocks and prospective planting numbers from last week. Profit-taking in palm oil markets in Malaysia has pressured soybeans a bit, while canola has maintained near-January levels as the Canadian Loonie has… Read More

To its peril, Canada’s agri-food industry – and indeed, all of Canada — has chugged along for more than a century without a comprehensive agri-food strategy. You’d think whoever is running Ottawa would have made it a priority, given we are active internationally exporting food and so dependent on imports. Consider the consequences if the… Read More

While an Ontario private member’s motion is calling for more agricultural education in the classroom, the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) has already developed a program to encourage high school students to experience curriculum-supported scientific learning outdoors. Adopt a Rancher takes the Science 10 Ecosystems and Climate Change unit, and allows students to… Read More

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel, an American late night talk show host, ran a segment called Pedestrian Question. The topic of the week? — “What is Gluten?” Self-identified gluten-free-lovers were left looking more than a little foolish when they couldn’t actually come up with a decent definition of the naturally occurring protein in wheat and other… Read More