Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Doug Chorney, newly appointed chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission; Lianne Rood, shadow minister for agriculture and agri-food for the Conservative Party of Canada; and, Glen Hodgson, of the C.D. Howe Institute Thoughts on something we talked about… Read More

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced appointments for the top two spots at the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Selkirk, Man.-area farmer Doug Chorney has been promoted to chief commissioner, effectively immediately and for a three-year term. Chorney, who was appointed assistant chief commissioner in 2017, has been serving as acting chief commissioner since June… Read More

The appointees for the second and third highest-ranking roles at the Canadian Grain Commission have been chosen, according to a federal government website. The Governor in Council Appointments page lists East Selkirk, Manitoba-area farmer Doug Chorney as the future appointee for assistant chief commissioner, and Ogema, Saskatchewan-area farmer Lonny McKague as the future commissioner. Chorney… Read More

Details of Alberta’s proposed farm workplace regulations have yet to be formalized, but it’s important farmers remain engaged in shaping what any rules look like, says a farm leader from another NDP-run prairie province. Bill 6 would subject Alberta farms and ranches to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation while making Workers’ Compensation Board insurance coverage mandatory for workers…. Read More

A Manitoba farm group is concerned harvested grain could spoil due to rules preventing producers from using new grain dryers until they have been inspected. Wet weather over the last few weeks has forced farmers across much of Western Canada to harvest their crops at moisture levels that are higher than ideal for storage. As a… Read More

If you make a decision you are bound to be criticized.  The Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is under attack from the NFU based on KAP’s decision to not work with the NFU in their defiance of the government’s single desk decision.  In the NFU press release they even state that KAP members digruntled with this… Read More

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