It’s been over two months since the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the license of a beef slaughter and processing plant in Ontario, and the shutdown is taking a toll on the eastern Canadian beef industry. Toronto-based Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. saw the suspension of its Safe Food for Canadians license effective September 17,… Read More

Before we begin, a shout out to our southern counterparts celebrating Thanksgiving today. Then, with RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney, hear: How a beef processing plant closure is hurting Ontario producers, with Joe Hill, president of Beef Farmers of Ontario; A product spotlight with Jamie Pegg of Honey Bee Manufacturing Ltd.; and An update on… Read More

As trade talks among several countries continue to rock the markets, the Ontario government is stepping up to help those that export food and agri-products to pursue new markets. The provincial government will begin accepting applications for its Market Access Initiative, a new cost-share funding initiative that’s open to all Ontario food and agri-product exporters…. Read More

This past week the Beef Farmers of Ontario held their annual general meeting near the Toronto airport to take care of some business and discuss the year ahead. The meat sector has seen strong demand for product due to positive economic factors, but 2019 could be different.  Additionally, producers are facing increasing costs due to… Read More


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