Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr has put out a statement in regards to the government’s talks with China over blocked canola exports. Earlier this year, China revoked the export license of a major Canadian canola company citing various pests were found in the product. Later, a second company was hit with the same… Read More

Today on RealAg Radio: Top ag news (and Stampede fashion), with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Cam Dahl, Cereals Canada, on the amalgamation between the organization and Canadian International Grains Institute, synergies in malting and brewing, and more; and, Farming Simulator 2019 has sold over 2 million copies since November. Richard Scott Jones from PCGamesN joins the… Read More

Just over a year ago, the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada started to think about the possibility of a merger, and last week they finally made the formal decision. In a release sent out by the two organizations, Cigi and Cereals Canada says the move capitalizes on “the benefits and synergies that… Read More

By Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada The world has become protectionist.  There is, justifiably, much focus on issues with China. But it is not just China. Canadian agriculture commodities are blocked in India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam and face issues in key markets such as Peru. Countries are turning inward, finding new ways… Read More

By Cam Dahl I was on a speaker’s panel a few weeks back with a farmer who said he never wanted to hear the word sustainability again.  I understand the sentiment but we, as an industry, are going to be hearing that word more and more from customers and consumers around the world. Farmers shy… Read More

The Japanese government has ended its temporary suspension of Canadian wheat imports, just over a month after pausing purchases from Canada following the confirmation of a handful of unapproved genetically-modified wheat plants found growing in southern Alberta in 2017. The country’s ministry of agriculture issued tenders for 62,957 tonnes of food-quality wheat from Canada on… Read More

South Korea has lifted its suspension on imports of Canadian wheat and flour after finding no evidence of genetically modified (GM) wheat in shipments from Canada. The country halted imports just over a week ago after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the discovery of an isolated case of GM wheat in southern Alberta… Read More

The board of directors for the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has voted in favour of joining Cereals Canada. A resolution to join the national cereal crop industry association was passed at the group’s annual general meeting in January. The resolution was on the agenda for a Sask Wheat board meeting on Wednesday. “Sask Wheat is… Read More

Update, June 29: The CFIA has published its incident report on the discovery of unapproved GM wheat plants in southern Alberta. The agency says it determined it was an isolated case, with no wheat entering the food or feed system, but that it was unable to determine where it came from: “The CFIA in cooperation with… Read More

This op-ed was submitted by Daniel Ramage, director of market development with Cereals Canada Implementing legislation for the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is now in Parliament. Canada has a chance to demonstrate much-needed leadership and cooperation on trade with like-minded global partners. It is imperative for parliament to pass this legislation before its… Read More