Category: Canadian Agriculture 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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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

PMRA wraps up pollinator risk assessment on imidacloprid; final public consultation begins

By: Lyndsey Smith

June 1, 2018

Greenhouse harvest is labour intensive and difficult to automate

In a somewhat confusing twist in the on-going neonicotinoid saga, Health Canada announced yesterday the findings of its pollinator health risk...Read more »

Rural transportation infrastructure — It’s about being efficient and reliable, says Garneau

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 31, 2018

Canada is 9.985 million km² producing a wealth of farm commodities and natural resources. This has been a week dominated by the discussion on the...Read more »

MacAulay tells Senate most farmers support federal carbon tax moves

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 30, 2018

Whether he meant to say it or not, the federal agriculture minister is drawing criticism for a comment he made to the Senate on Tuesday regarding how...Read more »

Carbon tax fails to recognize farming’s worth

By: Dale Leftwich

May 28, 2018

A funny thing happened on the way to carbon pricing in Canada. What looked like smooth sailing has run into some very turbulent waters. Farmers, for...Read more »

Working group formed to explore Cigi-Cereals Canada “integration”

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 26, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

The boards of directors for Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) have agreed to explore a possible “integration”...Read more »

Why grain shippers expect C-49 will improve rail transportation

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 25, 2018

Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association, discusses what Bill C-49 means for grain transportation in the interview below.

There’s been plenty of buzz this week among farm groups and the grain industry about the long-awaited passage of Bill C-49 — the federal...Read more »