Criteria for Canadian boxed beef reporting should be more comprehensive and a mandatory reporting system should be considered, says a new report. The recommendations come from a feasibility assessment of wholesale beef price reporting as Part B of the Alberta Beef Competitiveness Study. The findings were announced by Alberta Beef Producers (ABP), Alberta Cattle Feeders’… Read More

Pricing structure, insurance options, and cattle movement are all top of mind for Alberta’s cattle feeders. Janice Tranberg, president of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA), sat down with RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis at the Alberta Beef Industry Conference last week to talk about what ACFA is focused on for 2023. Tranberg says that the last… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! We’re nearly half-way through March, if you can believe it. Today’s focus is heavy on land prices — so you won’t want to miss it. You’ll hear: J.P. Gervais of Farm Credit Canada, breaking down some of the highlights from FCC’s Farmland Values Report; Janice Tranberg of… Read More

Farm groups and agriculture industry organizations are sounding the alarm about the potential for a strike by Canadian Pacific Railway employees in the coming weeks. More than three thousand engineers, conductors, and other railway workers who work for CP and are members in the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have voted in favour of a strike… Read More

With the Government of Canada planning to implement its vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers on Saturday, January 15, and a looming domestic mandate still at play, the agricultural industry is trying to adjust and cope with the impact. Under the more pressing mandate of January 15, unvaccinated Canadian drivers will be allowed back to… Read More

Thanks for tuning into the mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. Today you’ll hear: Robert Day, president and CEO of Ceres Global, on their announced canola crushing plant; A TilMOR product spotlight with Rory Cranston of Bayer; Janice Tranberg, CEO of the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association, talks about what’s happening with cattle pricing; and, The top… Read More

Is it Wednesday already? In today’s episode of the show you’ll hear: The top ag news with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Thoughts on the upcoming planting season, with Southern Alberta farmer Kevin Serfas; About a new competitiveness study comparing Alberta’s beef industry to beef industries in three states, with Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association’s Janice Tranberg; and… Read More

The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) and the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) recently conducted an industry competitiveness study to evaluate the industry’s ability to profitably maintain or enhance the market share of the Alberta beef industry in relation to its American counterparts. Key highlights from the report include: Beef cattle sales in Alberta amount to… Read More

SaskCanola is letting canola growers in the northwest part of the province know clubroot disease has been found at high levels in the region. “We’ve been advised that one new field in the northwest region of the province is heavily infested with clubroot,” says Janice Tranberg, executive director, in a statement issued Monday. “In response… Read More

SaskCanola launched the premier of a 30 minute documentary today, at Crop Production Show in Saskatoon. It’s hoped the film, titled License to Farm, will motivate farmers to join conversations about food, and become advocates for the industry. “It is crucial for the future of agriculture in Canada that industry members – particularly farmers – take a seat… Read More

SaskCanola has announced it is more than doubling its financial support for Saskatchewan’s Agriculture in the Classroom program. The grower organization has decided to contribute $50,000 annually to AITC-SK, up from $20,000 previously. “Agriculture education is more important than ever as social licence is a growing issue. As the consuming public becomes increasingly skeptical, the… Read More

SaskCanola has announced Janice Tranberg will serve as the group’s new executive director, effective January 5, 2015. Tranberg most recently served as an assistant deputy minister for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, and was responsible for three branches: Crops and Irrigation, Agriculture Research, and Regional Services. Prior to this, Janice served as the vice president (Western Canada)… Read More

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