Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced a change to the Advance Payments Program (APP) that aims to help producers finance record high input costs heading into the 2022 planting season. The federal government is temporarily waiving the requirement that cash advances issued prior to seeding be disbursed in two instalments — 60 per cent up… Read More

Farm organizations from across the spectrum of Canadian agriculture welcomed the introduction of Bill C-234 in the House of Commons on Monday. The private member’s bill sponsored by Ben Lobb, the Conservative MP for Huron-Bruce, would amend the federal government’s carbon pricing legislation to provide an exemption from the carbon tax for natural gas and… Read More

The organizations representing Canadian canola growers and the canola industry are welcoming a pair of Health Canada decisions regarding two active ingredients found in seed treatments for canola and other crops. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released its final decisions following special reviews of the impact of clothianidin and thiamethoxam on aquatic insects… Read More

While price plays a big role in committing to a grain contract, there are other factors to consider as well, from delivery terms to potential damages. In this video interview, Janelle Whitley, policy development manager, with the Canadian Canola Growers Association, discusses the top five things to know when considering a grain contract, and says,… Read More

The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) will be bringing on Dave Carey as its new vice-president of government & industry relations. Carey will be responsible for managing relationships with government and industry stakeholders, as well as advocating on issues, programs, and policies that “enhance the success of Canadian canola farmers,” according to a press release…. Read More

 

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