It’s Day 2 of our coverage from FarmTech, in Edmonton, Alta., and today’s episode features: The top ag news, from the trade show floor; Purdue University’s Jayson Lusk talks food trends, with “social desirability” issues, plant-based protein, and pressure from investors. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen joins to talk about finding efficiencies in… Read More

The Alberta government is moving ahead with plans to reduce its funding and involvement in agricultural research, although according to the provincial agriculture minister, what that will look like is still to be determined. The United Conservative Party’s budget, tabled last fall, included a plan to reduce spending on ag research by $34.1 million over… Read More

Devin Dreeshen, United Conservative Party Member of the Legislative Assembly has been named as Alberta’s new Agriculture and Forestry Minister. The appointment was announced Tuesday morning during premier-elect Jason Kenney’s swearing-in as Alberta’s 18th Premier, where Kenney named his cabinet. Dreeshen, a farmer from near Pine Lake, Alta., won the nomination for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake in… Read More