Two provincial Crown corporations that administer crop insurance and other financial services for the agriculture sector have named new chief executive officers in the last week. Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) and Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) and have appointed Steve Blakely and Jared Munro as CEOs, respectively. Agriculture Financial Services Corporation: “AFSC is… Read More

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government has made some big changes in the boardroom of the province’s agriculture insurance and lending agency. With the exception of one director, the NDP-appointed board for the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) has been replaced. Jim Wilson, a grain farmer and accountant from Darlingford, has been named the new chair of the… Read More

It’s looking like over a million acres of canola will be or has been reseeded in Western Canada this year, with frost in Manitoba to blame for the majority of those acres. “We’re still getting a handle on how much seed actually moved into the affected areas. We know that between what the retail network moved and… Read More