Category: Eastern Canada

Weather and geopolitical risk —This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

June 9, 2018

Except for wheat, grain markets this week trended mostly lower. The oilseed complex saw a significant sell-off as the start to the U.S. growing...Read more »

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Ontario morphs into Ford Nation— who might end up as ag minister?

By: Lyndsey Smith

June 8, 2018

It’s been a wild few months for Ontario’s provincial leaders. From the sudden resignation of the PC’s Patrick Brown in late January, to the...Read more »

La Coop fédérée to build $90 million grain terminal at Port of Quebec

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 6, 2018

Photo courtesy of La Coop Federee

La Coop fédérée has announced plans for a $90 million grain transfer terminal to be built at the Port of Quebec for agriculture commodities...Read more »

Coca-Cola to build fairlife milk processing facility at Peterborough

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 5, 2018

fairlife milk will make its international debut in Canada later in 2018 (Supplied photo)

The news Coca-Cola and fairlife, LLC, have announced they will introduce fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk to Canada by the end of 2018. The introduction...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 »

OMAFRA pilots pay-for-print program for extension publications

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 1, 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is piloting a print-on-demand service for some of its extension publications,...Read more »

Ontario planting progress: corn over 90%, soybeans 65-70%

By: Matthew Pot

May 30, 2018

Over 100 farmers from more 30 Ontario counties participated in our ‘roll-call’ on Twitter this past weekend. We asked where they expected to be...Read more »

Dairy Distillery turns waste skim milk into tasty spirit 

By: Lyndsey Smith

May 30, 2018

Dairy Distillery’s still and tasting room was designed to showcase the towering still.

What started as a fascination with craft distilling and a chance discussion about dumping skim milk has evolved into a tasty new business at Almonte,...Read more »

Soybean shuffles and canola climbs — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

May 26, 2018

Grain markets were mostly higher this week in a risk-off sort of mood thanks to a relaxed tone of the trade war narrative we’ve been hearing, as...Read more »

Saputo buys Ontario specialty dairy company

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 24, 2018

Montreal-based dairy giant Saputo has announced the purchase of Shepherd Gourmet Dairy, based at St. Marys, Ontario, for $100 million. Employing...Read more »

In 30 years, will farming be as controversial as oil & gas is now?

By: Lyndsey Smith

May 22, 2018

I read a column recently that made my stomach drop, just a little. The article, a sign-off from seasoned journalist Claudia Cattaneo, showcased not...Read more »

Can Doug Ford make populism work in Ontario?

By: Bernard Tobin

May 19, 2018

Ontario’s provincial election is shaping up to be a two-horse race. Major polls this week show the Progressive Conservative party and Doug...Read more »

Cool in the east, dry in the west & similarities to 1936: Drew Lerner’s summer outlook

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 18, 2018

(Photo by Owen Jones; CC BY-SA 2.0)

A transition between weather patterns over the next three weeks will go a long way in determining the kind of weather we can expect for the rest of...Read more »

The small world of ag: U.S. ag secretary tweets t-shirt photo quoting Sask. dairy farmer

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 16, 2018

(@SecretarySonny, Twitter)

It’s funny how word travels in today’s social media world. Someone shares a photo or message on Twitter or Facebook and it can be instantly seen...Read more »

Grain Farmers of Ontario releases wish list ahead of the provincial election

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 14, 2018

Grain Farmers of Ontario wants to see a targeted growth strategy, a focus on business risk management programs, funding for an educational farm demo...Read more »