Agriculture leader Mary Robinson has been named to the Senate, representing Prince Edward Island. Robinson is currently the vice-president of the World Farmers’ Organisation and is a managing partner of the Robinson Group of Companies, a 6th-generation farm and agribusiness in Prince Edward Island. She is the past president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture,… Read More

Thanks for tuning into the RealAg Issues Panel on RealAg Radio. Host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, as well as P.E.I. farmer Mary Robinson to discuss a number of topics, including: NA/EU agriculture leadership conference; The importance of Bill C-234; and Housing for temporary foreign workers. We will also… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, recorded live at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) annual general meeting, brought to you by RBC. Shaun Haney first chats with the outgoing CFA President, Mary Robinson. He is then joined by John Stackhouse, senior vice-president of RBC, Francis Bilodeau, associate deputy minister… Read More

A private member’s bill that aims to prevent further market access concessions for supply managed commodities in Canada was approved at second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday, and was referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade. Bill C-282, sponsored by Bloc MP Luc Thériault, would amend existing legislation to prevent Canada’s… Read More

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

 

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