Tag: Lyle Stewart

MacAulay, Stewart respond to Italian pasta COOL decree

Italy’s government signed a decree on Thursday requiring packages of pasta sold in the country include country of origin labels. Italy is one of the largest markets for Canadian durum, importing around 1.2 million tonnes in 2015-16, according to Canadian Grain Commission figures. “We are putting Italy in the vanguard of Europe when it comes… Read more »

Ag ministers reach deal on new framework dubbed the “Canadian Agricultural Partnership”

Agriculture ministers from across Canada say they reached an agreement in St. John’s today on the core elements of the next agriculture policy framework, which will be called the “Canadian Agricultural Partnership.” CAP is a five-year $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial funding agreement that will replace the current framework, known as Growing Forward 2, which expires at the… Read more »

Saskatchewan Budget Cuts Pasture Program, Changes Fuel Exemptions, Bumps PST

Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan government rolled out its 2017-18 cost-cutting budget yesterday, and there’s something for everyone to pick on. Affecting all sectors, Wall is increasing the provincial sales tax (PST) from five to six per cent, and has re-written what goods and services are no longer PST-exempt. Specific for farmers, beginning April 1, 2017, fuel tax… Read more »

Saskatchewan Not Backing Down on Carbon Tax Opposition — Lyle Stewart at Agribition

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart reiterated the province’s opposition to the federal government’s carbon tax plan at Agribition this week. “It’s going to impose huge costs on agriculture if it rolls out the way it’s been heralded. It’ll have the effect of making us uncompetitive in most of our markets because our competitors are not going to… Read more »

Ag Ministers Discuss AgriStability and the Future of Risk Management Programs

Agriculture ministers from across Canada issued what they’re calling the “Calgary Statement” following their annual federal/provincial/territorial meeting, held in Alberta this week. The document outlines the priorities for the next agricultural policy framework, which will replace Growing Forward 2 in April 2018. “We got the framework in place, just how much dollars and how it… Read more »

TWORA — CPP Buys Stake in Viterra, Soybean Seed Uncertainty and SaskParty Gets Re-Elected — April 7

From the Canada Pension Plan buying a stake in Viterra to the SaskParty easily winning the provincial election earlier this week to the big question mark hanging over Monsanto’s new Xtend soybean seed heading into planting season, here’s this week’s podcast recapping what’s happened in Canadian agriculture. We hear from Saskatchewan Ag Minister Lyle Stewart… Read more »

Ag Minister Re-elected as SaskParty Cruises to Victory

The incumbent Saskatchewan Party cruised to its third consecutive victory in the provincial election on Monday, receiving 63 percent of the popular vote and winning 51 out of 61 ridings. SaskParty leader and Premier Brad Wall was re-elected in Swift Current, receiving over 80 percent of the votes cast in his constituency. “We will not… Read more »

Durum Partnership, Wheat Research Funding Announced at SaskWheat AGM

A pair of major wheat research announcements coincided with the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $1.5 million for six projects through the Canadian Wheat Alliance. Industry and government partners from across the prairies are also contributing $1.7 million to the genetic and agronomic… Read more »

Changes to Saskatchewan Farmland Ownership Rules Introduced

After seeking input through the summer, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act that will further restrict who can buy farmland and give the Farm Land Security Board more power to enforce the legislation. A survey of more than 3,200 people showed 87 percent not supporting foreign ownership, and 75 percent… Read more »

Saskatchewan Farmland Review Shows Majority Oppose Foreign and Pension Plan Ownership

The majority of respondents to the Saskatchewan government’s farmland ownership review this summer said they oppose foreign ownership and investors such as Canadian pension funds purchasing farmland in the province. More than 3,200 people submitted their views during the consultation process that ran from May 20 to August 10. The results were published on Wednesday…. Read more »

TWORA — Haying, Wheat Breeding and Seed Treating — July 9

Haying conditions, new funding for wheat breeding, the International Rapeseed Congress (aka “the Canola Olympics”) and more — here’s this week’s ag news podcast: Sign-up for RealAg’s free email ag news here! Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Greenfeed Deadline Extended in Saskatchewan; Ag Ministers Monitoring Dry Conditions

Saskatchewan farmers have an extra 15 days to plant greenfeed crops and still receive crop insurance coverage. The federal and provincial agriculture ministers announced the deadline has been pushed back from June 30th to July 15th in hopes it will help mitigate a potential feed shortage. “The lack of moisture through the spring and so far this growing season has… Read more »

This Week on RealAg — Jan. 23: Funding, Conferences and Florida!

This week, TWORA‘s guest host with the gruff voice, Debra Murphy, gives highlights of some of the news from the Alberta Beef Producers and a recent funding announcement at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. She also hears from Lyndsey and Shaun, who were out of the office this week on adventures to tropical Alberta and the state… Read more »

$3.8M Investment Announced to Support Livestock and Forage Research Projects in Saskatchewan

Today, at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a nearly $3.8 million investment in livestock and forage research. “Investments in research help keep our livestock industry growing and strong,” said Stewart. “The knowledge that will result from the projects receiving funding will ensure our farmers and ranchers remain… Read more »

More than $10 Million in Crop Research Funding Announced in Saskatoon

More than $10 million in government and producer funding for crop-related research was announced during the CropSphere meetings in Saskatoon on Tuesday. After announcing $3.3 million for Pulse Canada’s marketing efforts, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz joined Saskatchewan Ag Minister Lyle Stewart to pledge almost $6.9 million for 42 crop research projects through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF)…. Read more »