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Category: Canadian Agriculture Policy

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

New rules allow for whole-plant hemp harvest

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 2, 2018

Hemp fibre in bales. Photo: Valley Bio Ltd.

Until now, hemp growers in Canada were allowed only to harvest the grain and/or stalk of the plant. In anticipation of the upcoming Cannabis Act set...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 »

Minister MacAulay heading out for second leg of national tour

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 23, 2018

Lawrence MacAulay in his office in Ottawa (file photo)

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is headed out on the second leg of his “Growing Canadian Agriculture” tour, starting in B.C. on...Read more »

No big changes expected on supply management at Conservative convention

By: Shaun Haney

August 23, 2018

(via @CPC_HQ, Twitter)

Update: Citing the Conservative Party of Canada’s support for supply management as one of his reasons, Maxime Bernier announced on Thursday...Read more »

Alberta Wheat to launch “FarmCash” cash advance program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 20, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

There’s new competition coming in the area of farm cash advance administration in Alberta. The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has announced it will...Read more »

Health Canada proposes ban of remaining two main neonics

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 15, 2018

Treated canola seed

Health Canada has proposed banning two of the most commonly used neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) used in Canadian agriculture in the next three...Read more »

Four Manitoba commodity groups still exploring amalgamation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 14, 2018

Plots representing provincial commodity groups at Crops-a-Palooza in Portage, Manitoba last month.

The number of commodity groups in Manitoba that are exploring the possibility of amalgamating has dropped from five to four. Following a meeting in...Read more »

Surplus issue underscores need to update the Canadian Grain Commission, says Grain Growers president

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 9, 2018

Several provincial and national farm groups say they are disappointed with the Canadian Grain Commission’s plan for dealing with its $130 million...Read more »

Grain Growers of Canada welcomes new members

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 7, 2018

Grain Growers of Canada welcomed four new members at the group’s annual summer meeting in Guelph, Ont. last week. Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO),...Read more »