Tag: Jay Bradshaw

Syngenta Canada names new president; Bradshaw set to retire

Syngenta Canada will undergo a change in leadership at the end of May. The company has announced Jay Bradshaw will be retiring from his role as president and territory head for Canada. He will be replaced by Trevor Heck, effective June 1, 2018. Bradshaw has been the head of Syngenta’s Canadian operations for nearly 17… Read more »

Mapping the Future of Syngenta in Canada Under ChemChina — Jay Bradshaw

While delays in regulatory approvals have pushed back the timeline for Syngenta’s proposed US$43 billion sale to ChemChina, the head of Syngenta’s Canadian operations is looking forward to the getting the deal finalized. Jay Bradshaw, president of Syngenta Canada, sat down with RealAg’s Shaun Haney during the Syngenta Media Summit in North Carolina last week. Among… Read more »

Newly-Formed Cereals Canada Begins Search for its First President

Cereals Canada, a multi-stakeholder, multi-commodity organization, with a goal of enhancing the domestic and international competitiveness of Canadian cereals was recently formed out of the Cereals Council of Canada Working Group. This committee of industry stakeholders came together in 2012 to address the growing national and international interest in cereals. Modeled after other highly successful… Read more »

Wheat in Canada: Time of Opportunity

Sir Winston Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Over the last year or so, several significant changes and developments have occurred in the Canadian cereals sector – including most recently, the announcement by the federal government that the Canadian Grains Commission will move… Read more »

Registering Crop Production Products: How Fast is Fast Enough?

NAFTA has been very valuable for agriculture in Canada and the US.  An agreement signed by Prime Minister Harper and President Obama looked to further reduce trade barriers. This agreement specifically addresses the crop protection industry and will streamline the product-approval process. As a result, I’m confident we’ll see significant benefits for Canadian farmers. How… Read more »

Feeding the Emerging Middle Class

If you only read news headlines, you’d probably be left with the impression that most of 2011 was a rough spell for Canadian agriculture. But if you dug just a bit deeper, you’d see there’s plenty of room for optimism in our sector. From the 30,000-foot level, the statistics suggest a stagnating industry. Our previously… Read more »

Meeting the Global Demand for Wheat

The global demand for wheat is expected to double over the next forty years – and Canada can play an important role in meeting that demand. In addition to its growing prominence on the world stage, what makes wheat truly exciting is its significant potential for technology transformation – and Canadian agriculture has the opportunity… Read more »

Speaking Out for Canadian Agriculture

During February, Oprah Winfrey famously challenged her viewers to adopt a vegan diet (no animal products) for a week and took her cameras inside a Cargill meat processing facility. Cargill won kudos from around the industry for its transparency – and its ability to communicate a commitment to values shared by the livestock and meat… Read more »

Taking Our Place on the Global Agricultural Stage

In November Syngenta celebrated its 10 year anniversary. I’ve been President for nine of those years, and have seen first hand the rapid pace of change taking place across the agricultural landscape in Canada. And change, while often feared, can be a good thing – it can bring with it opportunity. Since 2000, the Canadian… Read more »

Feeding the World, One Wheat Variety at a Time

Globally, we€™re in a position where demand for wheat is surpassing supply. Figures from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) show wheat demand growing by 1.5 per cent per year, while annual production is increasing by only 0.9 per cent. With the global population expected to rise to over 9 billion by 2050,… Read more »

Passion and Profit: The Business of Farming in Today’s Economy

What does it mean to farm? Why do it? For many, it is a question of passion. Passion for the lifestyle €“ the satisfaction of working the land; the freedom to be your own boss in a world that€™s not constricted by office walls and collared shirts; the day-to-day enjoyment of hard work and fresh… Read more »

Part 3 of 4 Jay Bradshaw, President of Syngenta Canada – The Canadian Variety Registration System and Transgenic Wheat

This is part 3 of 4 of my interview with Syngenta Canada President, Jay Bradshaw.  In this segment Jay talks about how the variety registration system in Canada needs to be improved and how transgenic wheat will bring benefits to farmers and consumers.  Transgenic wheat is an issue that will have to eventually be dealt with.  Transgenic… Read more »