Category: Eastern Canada

AgriTalk — A Canadian invasion to discuss trade breakdown

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 19, 2017

RealAg’s Shaun Haney had the chance to be the guest host on AgriTalk, the leading U.S. agriculture radio program, filling in for Mike Adams on...Read more »

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Soy Canada names Davidson as new executive director

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 19, 2017

Soy Canada has announced Ron Davidson will be the association’s next executive director. Davidson will begin his role in Soy Canada’s Ottawa...Read more »

Soybean School: Is doubling up against herbicide resistance worth the risk?

By: Bernard Tobin

October 19, 2017

For OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough there are three fundamentals when it comes to weed control in soybeans. The first thing growers need to...Read more »

Liberals drop capital gains plans in latest damage control attempt

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 19, 2017

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay behind him, announcing the latest changes to the Liberals’ tax proposal on Thursady (screenshot via Facebook Live)

With a tractor and bales as a backdrop, Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the latest in a series of political damage control announcements regarding...Read more »

Shining light on Wynne’s creative hydro accounting

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 19, 2017

Premier Wynne at the First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa earlier this month. (courtesy Premier of Ontario office)

As an Ontario election approaches, provincial Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is making it difficult for the Liberal government to wash away its...Read more »

Big plans for Ontario hazelnuts

By: Bernard Tobin

October 18, 2017

Both the federal and Ontario governments are betting on the future of the province’s fledgling hazelnut industry. Last week, both levels of...Read more »

Liberals announce $50,000 threshold on passive investment income

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 18, 2017

Finance Minister Morneau and Prime Minister Trudeau at Pastaggio Italian Eatery in Stouffville, Ontario on October 16, 2017. (courtesy PMO)

Finance Minister Bill Morneau made a second announcement regarding changes to the Liberals’ small business tax proposal on Wednesday, focusing on...Read more »

On NAFTA: the U.S. is not negotiating, it’s making demands

By: Shaun Haney

October 18, 2017

(Photo by Gage Skidmore; Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)

As round four of the NAFTA talks comes to a close, you have to wonder why it took the U.S. this long to finally come around to the stiff demands laid...Read more »

A possible win for farmers, another blow for Bill Morneau

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 17, 2017

Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Morneau announce changes to the small business tax rate at Pastaggio Italian Eatery in Stouffville. October 16, 2017. (Source: PMO)

This was probably not the scenario Bill Morneau envisioned when he decided to leave his Bay Street executive position and run for the Liberals in the...Read more »

Canada rejecting aggressive demands, while refusing to walk away from NAFTA talks

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 17, 2017

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaking to media at the end of the third round of NAFTA talks in Ottawa.

The tone surrounding NAFTA negotiations certainly turned during the fourth round of talks, which wrapped up Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia....Read more »

CFA calls federal tax announcement a “step in the right direction”

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 16, 2017

The federal government’s announcement that it will reduce the small business tax rate over the next two years and cancel plans for new restrictions...Read more »

Putting data in the hands of dairy operators

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 16, 2017

A new software platform from Valley Agricultural Software (VAS) gives dairy producers real-time access to critical data and reporting from anywhere...Read more »

Good luck for grains — This week in the grain market

By: Brennan Turner

October 13, 2017

Usually Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. For grain prices though, Friday, October the 13th was a good omen. On Friday alone, Chicago soft red...Read more »

New tractor sales running 16 percent ahead of last year

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 13, 2017

New tractor sales numbers in Canada continue to exceed last year’s levels, and sales activity in the U.S. The Association of Equipment...Read more »

U.S. tables dairy proposal in NAFTA talks

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 13, 2017

The U.S. introduced its much-anticipated proposal regarding dairy during NAFTA negotiations on Friday, although it did not contain an explicit...Read more »