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

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

Several organizations that represent grain farmers from across Canada are raising concerns about the federal government’s push to add environmental incentives or criteria to business risk management (BRM) programs, such as crop insurance, AgriStability, or AgriInvest. As part of the negotiations for Canada’s next five-year agricultural policy framework, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is urging… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. We really appreciate you taking time to listen in. On today’s show, we’re talking politics! You’ll hear: Erin Gowriluk of Grain Growers of Canada, breaking down the NDP and Conservative party platforms; Crosby Devitt of Grain Farmers of Ontario, with a perspective on the main things federal… Read More

On this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, guest host Kelvin Heppner has a stellar line-up of guests. You’ll hear from: Erin Gowriluk of Grain Growers of Canada, discussing the federal government’s grain dryer program and the launch of consultations on the next ag policy framework; Barry Senft, new executive director and president of Seeds Canada,… Read More

Just like that, another month is done! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: A Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange; Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture, with a RealAg Issue’s Panel on elections, logistics, and more. As well, Erin Gowriluk of Grain Growers of Canada, and Geoff… Read More

Agriculture ministers from across Canada are still working on reaching a consensus on possible changes to the AgriStability program leading up to the conclusion of the annual federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) ministers meeting on Friday. Ministers met virtually to kick off the annual FPT meeting last Friday, where they discussed a wide range of topics, with a… Read More

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