Category: Ag Policy

Rail bill won’t be passed until after winter break

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 12, 2017

Farmers and grain shippers won’t be getting long-awaited changes to grain transportation rules for Christmas this year. Bill C-49, the...Read more »

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More corn needed to meet Wynne government’s proposed new ethanol mandate

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 12, 2017

The demand side of the Ontario corn balance sheet is poised to grow with the provincial government proposing to double its ethanol mandate for...Read more »

Marketing Canadian beef to the world: an update on trade

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 8, 2017

More than half of Canadians believe beef in this country is supply managed.

Earlier this week, China agreed to expand access for Canadian beef, committing to establishing the documentation requirements and fully implementing...Read more »

Canada reports a five month low in trade deficit due to rising exports

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 6, 2017

Both Canada and the United States released their export numbers for the month of October this week and there are some interesting takeaways. Fresh...Read more »

China agrees to pilot project for chilled Canadian beef and pork

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 5, 2017

China agreed to expand access for Canadian beef and pork during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Beijing this week. After agreeing...Read more »

Is Trudeau’s progressive agenda hurting free trade talks?

By: Shaun Haney

December 5, 2017

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In the first half of 2017, I repeatedly supported the Trudeau government on their trade strategy. They seemed to be focused on diversifying Canadian...Read more »

Saskatchewan farm groups applaud province’s climate change strategy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Farm groups were quick to show their support as Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan unveiled his government’s “Made-in-Saskatchewan...Read more »

GFO welcomes proposed increase to ethanol mandate in Ontario

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) is welcoming the Ontario government’s proposal to increase its ethanol mandate in gasoline from 5 to 10 percent in...Read more »

China: A great opportunity for Canadian agriculture

By: Shaun Haney

December 1, 2017

With 1.38 billion people and a growing economy, it’s impossible to ignore the opportunity in exporting to China. But the opportunity is not without...Read more »

Manitoba PCs introduce new watershed legislation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2017

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government introduced new legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting wetlands, while simplifying minor...Read more »

The Great Debate redux

By: Lyndsey Smith

November 29, 2017

The Great Debate. (Photo credit: Terry Aberhart)

For as long as we have a supply management system, there will be debates about whether or not we should keep it. The line between for and against is...Read more »

European Commission gives glyphosate a new 5-year licence

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 27, 2017

The European Commission has granted a new five-year licence for glyphosate, with Germany breaking a stalemate that would have seen the herbicide...Read more »

MacAulay announces six programs receiving $1 billion in funding under Canadian Ag Partnership

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 24, 2017

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay speaking at Agribition in Regina on Friday (Photo source: @L_MacAulay, Twitter)

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced six programs that will receive a total of $1 billion in federal funding under the new...Read more »

Talking election strategy with OFA’s Keith Currie

By: Bernard Tobin

November 22, 2017

For decades, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture has provided pointed advice to provincial politicians seeking to win power in the country’s most...Read more »

NAFTA round 5: Data, not rhetoric

By: Shaun Haney

November 21, 2017

(James Pierce,, CC BY 2.0)

As round five of the NAFTA talks comes to a close in Mexico, it seems that the negotiating logjam is unchanged, at least on the surface. This round...Read more »

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