The dry bean breeding program at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Morden Research Centre in Manitoba will continue for at least another five years under a new arrangement involving McGill University in Quebec and AAFC’s Harrow Research Centre in Ontario. An earlier proposal from the federal government would have seen the program cut or moved to… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced that Canada will become a founding member of the Efficient Fertilizer Consortium. The commitment also comes with $1.3 million in federal funding over four years. The Efficient Fertilizer Consortium (EFC) was created by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, a public-private partnership that funds research to advance enhanced… Read More

Canada’s beef cattle industry has made significant, continual improvements on the amount of methane emitted by cattle over the last 30 years. A combination of genetic selection and feeding advancements plus sound scientific research means that Canadian ranchers and feedlot operators have a good story to tell about cattle production. Dr. Tim McAllister, research scientist… Read More

Happy World Soil Day! On this Tuesdays with Lyndsey edition of RealAg Radio, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Dr Laura van Eerd with University of Guelph Ridgetown campus on long-term benefits of building soil; A clip with Bernard Tobin from the latest Profitable Practices with Andrew Lawless on incorporating cover cropping into potatoes: A… Read More

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and his staff are looking for ways to reduce the federal agriculture budget by three per cent, in line with what’s been asked of other federal departments. That’s one of the pieces of information gleaned from a one-on-one interview with Minister MacAulay, recorded Thursday, Nov. 9. MacAulay says he never dreamed… Read More

Applications are open, as of Oct. 26, for the 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program — the title that’s been given to the federal and provincial AgriRecovery initiative aimed at helping livestock producers in Saskatchewan affected by drought. Producers in eligible parts of the province can find more info and application forms through the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance… Read More

The federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced funding of $5 million for the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre in Saskatoon. The funding, delivered through the Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership (SCAP), will support the Food Centre’s work to enable the continued growth of value-added revenue and agri-food exports in the province over the next five years…. Read More

Details on anticipated AgriRecovery programs to assist drought-stricken livestock producers in Alberta and Saskatchewan could be coming soon — possibly in the next week, according to Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister. Federal officials signalled back in August that they had agreed to move ahead on offering AgriRecovery disaster relief programs together with the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments…. Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Host Shaun Haney is stepping in today! You will hear from: John Barlow, shadow minister of Agriculture and Agri-food on Parliament’s return and ministry mandate letters; Justin Funk of RealAgristudies, to discuss the most recent year-over-year inflation survey; and, A spotlight interview with Olivia… Read More

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are reporting a record-breaking level of payments under the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) Forage Rainfall Insurance Program. Total 2023 program indemnities paid have totalled $60.4 million across SCIC’s 17 forage risk zones. A forage rainfall claim is triggered when the precipitation at a selected weather station is below… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition with this week’s host Lyndsey Smith! On today’s show, hear from: Breanne Tidemann of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on what to do about herbicide resistant wild oats; Kelvin Heppner’s recent interview with Kim Brown-Livingston of Manitoba Ag on herbicide resistant Canada fleabane; and, Peter Johnson on… Read More

Details and timelines have yet to be determined, but the federal and provincial governments in Alberta and Saskatchewan have agreed to move ahead on offering AgriRecovery disaster relief programs for livestock producers affected by drought in 2023. Both Prairie provinces submitted requests for AgriRecovery assessments in July. Any program under AgriRecovery is cost-shared on a… Read More

The prime minister and his cabinet are in Charlottetown, PEI this week for their first retreat since the major cabinet shuffle in late July. At some point before Parliament resumes in September, possibly this week, the PM is expected to publish a new round of mandate letters for each member of cabinet, including Lawrence MacAulay,… Read More

 

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