Soy Canada has announced Brian Innes will be joining the organization as its new executive director. Innes is currently vice-president of public affairs for the Canola Council of Canada, and past-president of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance. “Brian brings to Soy Canada an extensive background in agriculture and government,” says Ernie Sirski, Chair of Soy… Read More

The World Trade Organization (WTO) was created to add stability to global trade by upholding certain rules between trading partners. The organization has been criticized for being too slow, and, at times, ineffective. But the WTO exists for very good reason, says Brian Innes, past president of CAFTA who also is the head of public… Read More

Today, on RealAgRadio, we’re talking trade, economics, and politics (basically a trifecta of Shaun’s favourite topics). You’ll hear: The top ag news with RealAgriulture’s Jessika Guse; Are there solutions to our problematic relationship with China? Former Member of Parliament Stockwell Day joins the show; and Brian Innes, of Canola Council of Canada, chats about the… Read More

The federal government has made it very clear that it expects Canadian agriculture to grow, scale-up, and increase production — for both domestic and international markets. China is a key destination for several Canadian commodities, and a trade mission this week is yielding some very positive results. Last week, Canada sent four high-level ministers to… Read More