Category: Canadian Agriculture Policy

Western Canada’s protein supercluster tapped for a cut of $950 million

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 15, 2018

Protein Industries Canada was named today as one of the winning proponents under the federal Innovation Superclusters Program. The funding model is...Read more »

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Why Canada’s rural infrastructure will continue to fall behind

By: Shaun Haney

February 15, 2018

One of North America’s largest advantages has been the infrastructure in place to move agricultural commodities from inland to the coast for...Read more »

MacAulay launches six federal programs under new Canadian Agriculture Partnership

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announces six federal programs under the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership at the Canada’s Ag Day celebration in Ottawa on Tuesday (photo by Amanda Brodhagen)

With the five-year Growing Forward 2 agriculture framework wrapping up next month, federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay launched six...Read more »

MacAulay non-committal on dairy program to offset CPTPP concessions

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 9, 2018

Stock photo, 2015.

The federal Liberals remain non-committal on whether they will offer compensation to the supply-managed dairy and poultry sectors for market access...Read more »

U.S. dairy subsidies equal 73 percent of producer returns, says new report

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 9, 2018

(Photo by Peggy Greb/USDA)

Comparing government support for Canadian versus American dairy farmers is not a simple black and white process. While Canada’s dairy sector...Read more »

Water is the ultimate public good. So why doesn’t the public pay for its protection?

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 6, 2018

Sheep drinking at, but not walking into, the creek. Photo credit: Lyndsey Smith, 2017

I wrote a column last week that caused quite a stir, as was the intention. My tongue-in-cheek title did what it was intended to do: it sparked...Read more »

What’s next for Alberta’s farm and ranch sector: Minister Carlier

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 31, 2018

Oneil Carlier joins Shaun Haney at FarmTech ’18. Photo: Debra Murphy

Since May 2015, when Alberta elected Rachel Notley and the NDP as its government, the province’s farmers and ranchers have had some adjusting to...Read more »

Conservatives to push Liberals on TPP compensation

By: Shaun Haney

January 28, 2018

(via @CPC_HQ, Twitter)

With the Canadian trade team agreeing to the Trans Pacific Partnership, there will be opportunities for the opposing parties to bring up issues with...Read more »

Federal funds allocated to update Canadian organic standards

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 26, 2018

(Photo: Organic Council of Ontario)

The Canadian organic production industry received confirmation today that the federal government will provide financial support for updating organic...Read more »

New TPP deal, same concessions for Canada’s supply managed sectors

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 23, 2018

The Canadian government has conceded the same access to the country’s dairy, poultry and egg markets in the new Trans-Pacific Partnership as was...Read more »

Canada agrees to sign updated TPP

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 23, 2018

(Photo: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority)

Negotiators for the 11 remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), including Canada, have reached a new deal following a two-day...Read more »

Ag groups push for TPP participation as Australia, Japan set March timeline

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 18, 2018

With Australia and Japan saying they want to finalize the deal by March, Canadian agriculture groups are reiterating the importance of Canada...Read more »

Will a carbon tax negatively impact the competitiveness of Canadian farms?

By: Shaun Haney

January 17, 2018

From the inception of the Liberal government’s carbon tax plan, agriculture has had major reservations. Farm group leaders have expressed concerns...Read more »

Canola Council president responds to Richardson’s departure

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 16, 2018

The Canola Council of Canada is moving on without a core funder for 2018, as Richardson International went public with its withdrawal from the...Read more »

The NAFTA timeline has become indeterminate

By: Shaun Haney

January 16, 2018

President Trump speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville last week (photo courtesy American Farm Bureau Federation)

It was a timeline that was described as aggressive and fast, but not totally impossible. Early in the NAFTA renegotiations, everyone recognized that...Read more »