It’s time for this week’s episode of RealAg Politics! On this show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Steve Pratte, senior manager, transportation and biofuel policy with the Canadian Canola Growers Association, on Transport Canada’s upcoming railway policy review; Erin Gowriluk, president of Canada Grains Council, on the importance of science-based policy; and, Alanna Koch,… Read More

The pressure on continued acceptance of agriculture technology tools such as herbicides and breeding techniques has ripple effects here in Canada, from at home and abroad. The September ruling by the EU to maintain registration of glyphosate for 10 more years seems a positive move, but the fact that glyphosate was on the chopping block… Read More

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau today announced how Canada will handle crop cultivars that contain gene-editing as part of the breeding process. Bibeau says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has officially published updated guidance for  Part V(5) of the Seed Regulations to make it clear which plants — whether developed via… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg on the Weekend! On this episode, host Shaun Haney shares an interview Lyndsey Smith had with Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, to discuss the agricultural impacts from the federal worker strike and the importance of the Indo-Pacific region on trade. Then, you’ll then hear an interview with… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, guest host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Erin Gowriluk, president of the Canada Grains Council, to get her thoughts on the challenges ahead for the industry. We will also hear a recorded interview from yesterday with Remi Gosselin, of the Canadian… Read More

The Canada Grains Council has hired a new president. Erin Gowriluk, who has served as the executive director of Grain Growers of Canada since 2019, will become the Grains Council’s president effective Monday, April 17th. Her experience also includes working in government relations and policy roles for the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, and Syngenta… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner, both of RealAgriculture, for the RealAg Issues Panel. They cover a lot of topics, including: Impact of labeling changes to lambda-cy; Farm group amalgamation; Farm shows and market trend observations;… Read More

The announcement in late November that Health Canada is moving forward with a label change for lamba-cy insecticide products, ie. Matador and Silencer, effective April 2023, immediately set off alarms across Western Canada regarding problems with flea beetle control in canola. Ontario agronomists and growers then began to ask if they too would have access… Read More

Health Canada has opened consultations on how Canada regulates plants with novel traits, including those produced through gene editing technology, such as CRISPR-Cas9. The 60-day consultation kicked off March 25th, and grain industry leaders are pushing for all those in the value chain to weigh in on the importance of the modernization of the regulations…. Read More

The new code of practice being developed for grain farms across Canada is aimed at proactively building public trust, potentially mitigating the need for increased paperwork and regulations down the road, according to the vice-chair of the Canada Grains Council. The voluntary code of practice — being created by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops… Read More

 

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