Category: Ag Policy

Have your say about food waste from the farm

By: Owen Roberts

June 17, 2018

Food waste has become the poster child for inefficiency in agri-food. But how much are farmers contributing to the problem…or to the solution?...Read more »

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China calls the U.S. on its $50 billion retaliatory tariff threat

By: Shaun Haney

June 15, 2018

It’s getting easier to say that the U.S. and China are engaged in an all-out trade war. It has definitely been a frosty end to the week as the U.S....Read more »

Perdue targets new Canadian dairy class during meeting at the MacAulay farm in PEI

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 15, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay hosted U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue at his farm in PEI for a bilateral meeting on Friday (source: @SecretarySonny, Twitter)

Sonny and Mary Perdue from Savannah, Georgia, visited their Canadian friends Lawrence and Frances MacAulay at their farm in Midgell, Prince Edward...Read more »

CFIA finds isolated case of biotech plant product not allowed in Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 14, 2018

Update: The CFIA has confirmed the discovery of several GM wheat plants in southern Alberta. Here’s the updated story. The Canadian Food Inspection...Read more »

Why parliament must pass the CPTPP: Cereals Canada

By: Guest Author

June 14, 2018

This op-ed was submitted by Daniel Ramage, director of market development with Cereals Canada Implementing legislation for the Comprehensive and...Read more »

New food safety regulations finalized for cross-border sales

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 14, 2018

Photo courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.

What’s new The Safe Food for Canadians Act was drafted in 2012 and on Wednesday, after years of industry consultation and review, the regulations...Read more »

CPTPP implementation bill introduced in the House of Commons

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 14, 2018

Sergey Ashmarin [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Legislation required to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership — better known as the CPTPP — was...Read more »

Churchill viewed as a “viable surge port” for prairie grain, says Al-Katib

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 12, 2018

The head of one of Canada’s largest pulse crop exporting companies is optimistic we’ll see Western Canadian crops shipped through the Port of...Read more »

Canada-U.S. trade friction around dairy escalates following G7 meeting

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 10, 2018

(by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0)

What exactly was said behind closed doors we may never know, but shortly after the G7 meeting  held at Charlevoix, Quebec, both Prime Minister...Read more »

‘Learn to Lead’ heading into its third year

By: Dale Leftwich

June 9, 2018

Learning what maltsters look for in malt barley at the Grow More Tour at Elm River, Man.

SaskCanola is working to encourage and train the next generation of farm leaders. Tracy Broughton, policy and producer relations manager for...Read more »

Canada made dairy offer, but it wasn’t enough: U.S. ag secretary

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 8, 2018

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue in an interview for this weekend’s U.S. Farm Report.

The Canadian government has offered to allow more dairy imports under its supply management system as part of NAFTA negotiations, but the U.S....Read more »

CP Rail planning to invest half a billion dollars in 5,900 new hopper cars

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 7, 2018

(source: CP Rail)

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has announced a major investment in new hopper cars following the federal government’s passage of Bill C-49. Just...Read more »

CPTPP legislation to be tabled before summer break

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 5, 2018

The Canadian government intends to table legislation to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)...Read more »

Trudeau confirms flexibility on dairy in NAFTA talks, but what does that mean?

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 4, 2018

A still image from Justin Trudeau’s appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press this past weekend.

The Canadian government was on the media offensive this past weekend, after the U.S. administration applied steel and aluminum tariffs to imports...Read more »

Election homestretch: Farm & rural platforms of the NDP and PCs

By: Lyndsey Smith

June 4, 2018

Photo by Michael (Flickr, CC BY 2.0).

In a surprising twist to this already tumultuous provincial election, Premier Kathleen Wynne held a press conference over the weekend to concede...Read more »