The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) have elected a new executive board for the upcoming year. Andre Harpe will take a spot as the new chair, and William van Tassel and Brendan Phillips as vice-chairs. Harpe, who farms in Valhalla Centre, Alta., says he looks forward to continuing the organization’s rich history of representing grain… Read More

Today’s episode of RealAg Radio is filled with a RealAg Issues Panel! On today’s panel, you’ll hear a discussion featuring issues such as the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA), the seed industry, harvest 2020, the Conservative leadership race,  lobbying as one voice, and so much more, featuring; Jeff Nielsen of the Grain Growers of Canada;… Read More

Editor’s note: The federal government announced an extension of the application window through the Ministry of Finance on August 31. The deadline to apply to the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) is Monday, August 31. With just days to go before the application window closes, many in agriculture, including producer groups, are calling on the… Read More

Although there are still talks happening behind closed doors, progress of the business risk management program (BRM) review feels as though it’s slow-moving. At this year’s CropConnect conference held at Winnipeg, Man., the topic was acknowledged by federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, but there was no mention of action — which is what most are… Read More

Today’s show starts with an update from host Shaun Haney on the continued controversy surrounding rail blockades. Then: The future of business risk management (BRM) programs, with Jeff Nielsen, Grain Growers of Canada, and Jack Froese, Canadian Canola Growers; Will we see more grower group amalgamations in the future? Fred Greig, Manitoba Wheat and Barley… Read More

A Conservative Member of Parliament from southern Ontario tabled legislation in the House of Commons on Tuesday that would remove the carbon tax from fuels used for drying grain and heating on farms. The private member’s bill, which would amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, was introduced by Philip Lawrence, MP for Northumberland—Peterborough South…. Read More

Although RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney had a bit of an oopsie yesterday, today is in fact Wednesday. Today on the show: RealAgriculture’s news lead, Jessika Guse with the top agriculture news of the day; Janice Gross Stein, founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs explains where Canada is headed and the challenges… Read More

As the 43rd session of parliament opened Dec 5th, the Governor General laid out the government’s priorities going forward. This year’s throne speech was titled “Moving Forward Together,” and key priorities outlined were: fighting climate change, strengthening the middle class, walking the road of reconciliation, keeping Canadians safe and healthy, and positioning Canada for success… Read More

RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney is broadcasting from the Grow Canada Conference in Calgary, Alta. today, and we’re hearing about: Issues impacting agriculture, and organizing and collaborating in lobbying, with Mary Robinson of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture; Lobbying on behalf of the Canadian agricultural sector, with Pierre Petelle of CropLife Canada; A farmer panel with Ontario’s… Read More

 

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