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

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) have both made contributions to the Hay West 2021 initiative to help cover shipping costs to send hay to drought-stricken farmers in the Prairie provinces. The 2021 Hay West initiative, organized by Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), is moving hay from eastern Canada to the… Read More

This mid-week edition of RealAg Radio features election discussions, and thoughts on #HayWest. You’ll hear from: David Coletto, founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data, on preliminary results from election poll surveys; Mary Robinson, president of Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), on the CFA’s expectations for party platforms; and Ken Schaus, Bruce County, Ont. beef… Read More

With just over a month of an election campaign, agriculture groups are being creative and using multiple platforms to get their message out on what they’d like to see as part of election platforms of the major political parties. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Grain Growers of Canada both promoted their wish lists… Read More

The federal finance department has scrapped its plan to delay implementation of legislation passed by Parliament that would reduce the tax burden for intergenerational transfers of small businesses, such as family farms. Bill C-208, the private member’s bill that was sponsored by Manitoba Conservative MP Larry Maguire, received Royal Assent before Parliament rose for the… Read More

On Monday, June 21, the federal government announced the easing of some travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians returning to Canada. The Quarantine Act is still in effect however, requiring farm workers to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Canada. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) says that the requirements of the act, including transportation, food, wages, and… Read More

Canada’s agriculture industry has had its share of trials over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Interrupted value chains, spilled milk, and empty grocery shelves were thankfully a short-lived experience for Canadians and the agriculture sector. In fact, agriculture and food, as industries, have continued to be economic drivers even during the last 15 months… Read More

 

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