Tag: Jim Everson

Jim Everson Named President of the Canola Council of Canada

The Canola Council of Canada has chosen its next president. Jim Everson, currently the executive director of Soy Canada, has been hired to lead the canola industry organization. “Jim is a respected leader who brings significant industry vision, as well as understanding of the domestic and global issues and opportunities we face,” said David Dzisiak,… Read more »

Federal Budget Taps Agriculture to Drive Canada’s Economy

The federal government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, revealed its latest budget, and agriculture and agri-food figures prominently in the 2017-18 fiscal plan. From new export targets and spending programs designed to “uncap the potential of the agriculture industry,” this budget commits $8.2 billion under the Skills and Innovation Plan with a goal of… Read more »

Soy Canada Imploring EU to Act on GM Soybean Approvals

Soy Canada is calling on the European Union to move ahead with its decision on approval of three genetically modified soybean products and for an explanation of why it’s taken so long. Monsanto was planning to introduce one of these GM traits — Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and its stacked glyphosate and dicamba tolerance — to… Read more »

No Xtend Soybeans until EU-approved, says Monsanto Canada

Canadian farmers are still wondering whether they’ll get a chance to plant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans this spring. They’ll likely get their answer in mid-April. In February, Monsanto Canada announced it had received import approval from China for the glyphosate and dicamba tolerant soybeans, giving the company the confidence to ensure Canadian farmers that… Read more »

Soy Canada Receives Funding for International Market Development

Soy Canada will receive just over $350,000 in federal funding to allow the organiztion to capitalize on “new and emerging international markets and demand for Canadian soybean products.” Canada is currently the world’s 5th largest exporter of soybeans, exporting to over 55 countries in 2014. Canadian soybean production has increased nearly 125% in the last… Read more »

Soy Canada Names Jim Everson as First-Ever Executive Director

Soy Canada has named Jim Everson as its first-ever executive director, effective November 5, 2014. “Jim’s experience with the grains and oilseeds sector, and with agriculture trade and market access issues, will be a huge asset to Canada’s soybean sector,” says Mark Huston, Soy Canada’s Chair. “Soy Canada, with Jim’s leadership, will serve all participants… Read more »