Category: Canadian Agriculture 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Canadian farmers, we are better together

By: Guest Author

November 16, 2017

Stock photo. (Debra Murphy, 2016)

Editor’s note: This letter was submitted by Jeff Nonay in response to a column written by Shaun Haney that was published on Nov. 13th. Nonay...Read more »

Hey dairy, what about the rest of us?

By: Shaun Haney

November 13, 2017

It really seems that NAFTA is on thin ice, and this proverbial frozen trade pond seems to be full of cracks. North American agriculture is holding...Read more »

TPP11 countries commit to “core elements”

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 10, 2017

After a dramatic few days where Canada’s future in the Trans-Pacific Partnership appeared uncertain, the 11 countries tried to end the week on a...Read more »

Ag groups warn Ottawa to leave TPP text alone

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 7, 2017

Just leave it alone. Don’t ask for too much and jeopardize a deal that could potentially be finalized this weekend. That’s what Canadian...Read more »

Ottawa drops proposal to eliminate deferred cash purchase tickets

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 6, 2017

The federal government has decided to not make any changes to how it treats deferred cash purchase tickets for grain after proposing in the 2017...Read more »

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