From October 1965 to March 2002, Dr. Phil Williams worked at the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory. Needless to say, Williams had a significant impact on the Canadian wheat industry over those four decades. In 1970, he was appointed as the first chemist-in-charge of protein testing and organized the testing and monitoring procedure for… Read More

The deadly pig disease that has devastated China’s hog herd has been found in the Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The USDA confirmed the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in the Caribbean country on July 28. The discovery fuels concerns about the disease, which does… Read More

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) says it is taking action to support livestock producers, by releasing the contents of a drought-survival proposal submitted to the provincial and federal governments this week. “We greatly appreciate the measures Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have implemented especially, the triggering of AgriRecovery assessments,” says Kelcy… Read More

Manitoba Harvest is partnering with a consortium of industry leaders through Protein Industries Canada (PIC) to develop new hemp and pea varieties with increased protein content, differential starch content, and improved texture. Manitoba Harvest will lend its expertise in food innovation, product development, and formulation, to improve the potency and functionality of hemp and pea… Read More

Lakeland College is set to receive $1 million in federal research funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in support of smart agriculture technology. The CFI’s College-Industry Innovation Fund investment will support the development of Lakeland’s new Agriculture Technology Centre, the central repository for all data collected on the Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland (SMF)… Read More

As drought ravages grassland, pasture, hay fields, and grain crops, ranchers are working hard to find immediate feed sources and source feed for the winter. Grazing or haying drought-affected fields requires navigating the issues of fencing, crop insurance considerations, payment, and more, but there’s also feed quality to consider. For some ranchers, sourcing feed low… Read More

On behalf of Minister and Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced today (July 23) more than $25 million in funding to conserve, restore, and enhance critical wetlands and grasslands on the Prairies. Minister Wilkinson stated that Western Canadians know that climate change is here. “They also know… Read More

Following a tour of the drought-stricken Interlake region in Manitoba on Thursday (July 22), the federal agriculture minister announced several measures designed to provide support to producers across the country affected by drought. Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau was accompanied by other government officials, including Conservative MP James Bezan, and representatives from Manitoba Beef Producers, the Canadian… Read More

The federal finance department has scrapped its plan to delay implementation of legislation passed by Parliament that would reduce the tax burden for intergenerational transfers of small businesses, such as family farms. Bill C-208, the private member’s bill that was sponsored by Manitoba Conservative MP Larry Maguire, received Royal Assent before Parliament rose for the… Read More

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced Dr. Phyllis Shand as the 2021 AMSA Industry & Organizational Leadership Award recipient. Shand is a professor of meat and food science in the department of food and bioproduct sciences at the University of Saskatchewan whose research program focuses on physicochemical, biochemical, and functional aspects of muscle… Read More