Tag: Gordon Bacon

Pulse Canada working to establish predictability in trade with India

India was the guest that was notable by its absence at the recent Pulse and Special Crops Convention at Regina. The country has pulled back substantially from the pulse market and, although there were few attendees from that area of world, India was mentioned often from the stage and in the corridors. Dale Leftwich had… Read more »

Progress made on pulse priorities during PM’s trip to India, says Pulse Canada CEO

When assessing whether there was progress made on removing restrictions on Canadian pulse crops during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s controversy-filled trip to India last week, it’s a matter of defining what the expectations were, says the CEO of Pulse Canada. If the expectation was to simply have pulses on the agenda, it could be described… Read more »

Pulses likely on the menu for Trudeau’s trip to India, but will they be on the agenda?

Pulses will likely be on the menu as Prime Minister Trudeau meets with his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Modi, later this month, but Canada’s pulse sector is counting on them also being on the business agenda. There’s no mention of pulse crops or India’s steep tariffs on Canadian pulse exports in the notice from the… Read more »

Pulse Canada still waiting on word from India

The Canadian pulse industry is still waiting to hear from India’s government on how it will handle Canadian pulses shipped after September 30, 2017. The latest in a series of exemptions related to India’s fumigation requirement expired at the end of September. “We’re sitting here on the 4th of October and we haven’t heard from… Read more »

Canada’s national food strategy ‘long overdue’

In May 2017, the Government of Canada launched consultations towards the creation of a new food policy, something it says is “a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.” It’s also something the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and others have been recommending… Read more »

Pulse School: Sorting Out the Pulse Export Problem With India

With seeding just two months away, Canada’s pulse crop industry is in limbo, facing the threat of not having access to its largest export market as of the end of March. India’s government says it will not extend a derogation (or an exemption) allowing pulses from Canada to be fumigated with methyl bromide upon arrival, rather than… Read more »

UN Kicks Off International Year of Pulses

The United Nations formally launched the “International Year of Pulses” at the headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome today. The international recognition aims to heighten public awareness about the role of pulses — dry beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas — in global food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability. Pulse Canada CEO… Read more »

Over $3 Million Announced for 5-Year, Multi-Group Logistics Project

Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada uses an airline analogy to try and paint the picture of what the western Canadian agriculture industry’s logistics could look like. “If I’m on a plane bound for Europe, and I leave Winnipeg, routing through Toronto, and something happens while I’m in the air so that it means I… Read more »

Canada Resumes Exports of Canary Seed to Mexico – Gordon Bacon, Pulse Canada

Canary Seed is not a high acre crop in Western Canada but it has been in the news lately. Mexico and Canada have been in a real trade dispute which prevented Canada exports to enter Mexico. Mexico is Canada’s largest buyer of canary seed which has created a real disruption to the crop. It is… Read more »