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Category: Ag Policy

Ontario government to introduce natural gas development legislation this fall

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 19, 2018

The news Ontario’s new government, led by Premier Doug Ford, has announced its plan to expand natural gas access to families and businesses...Read more »

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Throw out the provincial neonic regulations, says Grain Farmers of Ontario

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 18, 2018

The future of any neonicotinoid product being registered for use in Canada is very uncertain, as Health Canada is currently proposing a ban or near...Read more »

Foreign direct investment is necessary to hit Canada’s ambitious export goals: economist

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 17, 2018

There are many who likely bristle at the thought of a foreign country investing in Canada, perhaps because most equate “investment” with “land...Read more »

Trade minister says CPTPP will be among first things House debates

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2018

Jim Carr, International Trade Diversification Minister, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Federal Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr was in Saskatoon last week for the federal Liberal caucus meeting. Carr and Mary Ng, Minister of...Read more »

As harvest rolls, farmers hope communication will lead to better railway performance

By: Dale Leftwich

September 14, 2018

Roundtable grain transportation, Ministers MacAulay and Garneau

The federal Liberal caucus met in Saskatoon, Sask. this week, providing the opportunity to host a hastily-called roundtable on grain transportation....Read more »

$11.1 million announced for pulse research cluster

By: Dale Leftwich

September 12, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, at the Crop Development Centre, Sasksatoon

Federal minister of agriculture Lawrence MacAulay was at the University of Saskatchewan this week to announce $11.1 Million in funding for SaskPulse...Read more »

Rural broadband access is vital to rural Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 12, 2018

Shaun Haney and Keith Currie, OFA, sit down to talk rural broadband at the 2018 Outdoor Farm Show

Our lives and businesses all depend on not just decent cell service, but also useful Internet speeds. It’s not just our homes and farms that need...Read more »

Saskatchewan agriculture associations collaborate to urge re-evaluation of strychnine

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 11, 2018

The 90-day consultation period regarding access to strychnine for rodent control in Canadian fields is drawing to a close. Back in July, Health...Read more »

National Food Policy should focus on Indigenous peoples first

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 6, 2018

When I am completely overwhelmed with the task at hand (which is often), I sit down, make a to-do list, and break the task down into smaller, more...Read more »

Government releases findings of National Food Policy consultation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 6, 2018

Close to 45,000 people responded to an online survey and hundreds of people attended in-person meetings last year to weigh in on the topic of a...Read more »

PMRA scientists spend a day in the field

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 6, 2018

PMRA employees learning about seed treatments (photos courtesy CSTA)

Nearly 50 scientists and regulators with Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) hopped on a pair of buses a few weeks ago and...Read more »

MacAulay announces $12.1 million for new canola research cluster

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 4, 2018

(l-r) Canola Council of Canada President Jim Everson, federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Manitoba Ag Minister Ralph Eichler, and the University of Manitoba’s Digvir Jayas at the announcement of $12.1 million for a new canola research cluster at the U of M’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre on Tuesday.

The federal government is investing up to $12.1 million over the next five years in a new canola research cluster under the new Canadian...Read more »

Food fights likely to just get more contentious

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 3, 2018

For much of our human history, we’ve toiled to simply meet our most basic of human needs — having enough to eat to survive and raise a family....Read more »

Canada, U.S. to resume trade talks next week, as Trump notifies Congress on new agreement

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 31, 2018

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, speaking to media on Aug 31, 2018 after four days of negotiations with the U.S.(@CAFTA_ACCA/Twitter)

An intense round of talks between Canada and the U.S. to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came to an end Friday afternoon...Read more »

U.S. ag secretary says Trump wants ethanol fix, as U.S. corn growers voice frustration

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 30, 2018

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue speaking with reporters at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday.

U.S. corn growers are voicing concerns and disappointment with their federal administration as the penny-per-bushel trade aid announced earlier this...Read more »