Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney. Haney is joined by Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, on the sustainable ag strategy the government has launched. We will also hear a clip with Kara Oosterhuis and JP Gervais of Farm Credit Canada, on whether… Read More

On December 12, 2022, the Canadian government launched public consultations on the creation of a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS). The strategy — which would be separate from the agricultural policy framework agreements signed by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments every five years — is intended to “provide a coordinated approach to improving the agriculture… Read More

The Canadian government is launching public consultations on the creation of a “Sustainable Agriculture Strategy,” which it says is intended to provide a coordinated approach to improving the agriculture sector’s environmental performance and sustainability. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, spoke at media event to kick off the consultations in Ottawa on Monday. “We… Read More

September 23, 2022 marked the third horrific — and likely most severe — storm to hit the Maritime provinces since 2003 and brought with it wind and rain that has left several thousand residents, including farmers, reeling from the damage. Days later, some are still without power. Tropical storm Fiona rolled in late Friday night… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio! This episode is brought to you by Federated Co-op. Hear from: Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, on the destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona; Chuck Broughton of Pivot Bio on nitrogen fixation of non pulse crops and the company’s plans for Canada; and Our spotlight… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Mary Robinson, President of Canadian Federation of Agriculture, on a number of different issues from the fertilizer emissions reduction to the upcoming COP27 climate conference; A product spotlight interview with Tim Gardner, market development agronomist with Bayer on DEKALB… Read More

Earlier this week, an announcement came through that consultations for the National Agricultural Labour Strategy are open. The consultations will allow the agriculture and agri-food sector to have an opportunity to weigh in on labour shortages, challenges, and obstacles through an online process. The labour strategy is put into action through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC),… Read More

This June 28th episode of RealAg Radio is focused on people — from labourers, to future talent, to leaders. On today’s show, hear from: Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau on a new national labour strategy; Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, on the sector’s labour needs; and, Crystal Mackay, of… Read More

Several agriculture groups are calling for an immediate conclusion of the blockades of Canada’s transport and trade corridors, and for all levels of government to work collaboratively towards action on the issue. Protests have hampered or stopped the transport of fruits and vegetables, meat, food packaging, feed supplies, livestock shipments, transport equipment, and inputs for… Read More

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is the latest partner to join Canada’s food and agri-tech engine, Bioenterprise Canada. The CFA has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bioenterprise Canada to collaborate on “uniting and strengthening agri-food innovation” across the country. “Farmers have a true understanding of the innovation needs on the ground and we welcome… Read More

There are an estimated 100 million pounds of hay pledged to the Hay West ’21 initiative waiting for a ride west from the Maritimes, Quebec, and Ontario. The federal minister of agriculture, Marie-Claude Bibeau, on Wednesday (Dec. 15) pledged up to $3 million in support for the program to help cover the cost of hay… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled a 39-person cabinet for the next parliament. There are some new faces, but plenty of familiar ones as well, including Marie-Claude Bibeau, who returns as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), says she’s pleased with the news of Minister Bibeau’s… Read More

On this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and her reaction to the new cabinet announced yesterday; Greg Northey, vice president of corporate affairs at Pulse Canada, talks about shipping container shortages, and the Container Crunch website and campaign; Mike Shewchuk, president of the Saskatchewan… Read More

 

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