If a report is quietly published on a government website on the Friday before the New Year’s weekend and no one is told about it, is anyone supposed to read it or respond to it? Because that’s what happened with the federal government’s “What We Heard” report after holding consultations a year ago on its… Read More

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and his staff are looking for ways to reduce the federal agriculture budget by three per cent, in line with what’s been asked of other federal departments. That’s one of the pieces of information gleaned from a one-on-one interview with Minister MacAulay, recorded Thursday, Nov. 9. MacAulay says he never dreamed… Read More

Canadian homeowners affected by the Underused Housing Tax (UHT) will have until April 30, 2024 to file their returns for the 2022 calendar year without being charged penalties or interest. Dubbed “transitional relief,” the last-minute extension will allow more time for those impacted to file their UHT returns without penalty, says Minister of National Revenue,… Read More

Half a dozen national farm organizations and their members are raising concerns about unintended consequences from the federal government’s Underused Housing Tax (UHT) that took effect last year. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Cattle Association, National Cattle Feeders Association, Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, and Canadian Canola… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney! We will hear an interview with Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie Claude Bibeau on the decisions made on MRLs and cosmetic pesticide use. We will also hear an interview from RealAgriculture’s Kara… Read More

The Canadian government has decided to sign on as a third party in the United States’ request for dispute settlement consultations regarding Mexico’s restrictions on biotechnology in agriculture. Canada’s trade and agriculture ministers, Mary Ng and Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the decision on Friday, which was the deadline for joining the U.S. challenge under the rules… Read More

The Government of Canada has announced the home of its new Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office — Manila, Philippines. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, made the announcement while meeting with the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) on Wednesday. The Office is a joint venture between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced a new intake of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) program — Adoption Stream will be open on June 1, 2023. The ACT Adoption Stream provides non-repayable grants between $25,000 and $2 million to help producers purchase and install equipment that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or provides other associated… Read More

Agriculture education organizations in Saskatchewan will be receiving more than $4.1 million from the federal and provincial governments over the next five years as part of the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The two levels of government announced the funding for Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, 4-H Saskatchewan, and Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan on… Read More

 

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