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Category: Food

Hog markets crash similarly — but so differently — than 1998

By: Lyndsey Smith

April 5, 2020

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at cash prices, lean hog futures, weaners, or fat hogs — hog prices were down, down, down, across the board...Read more »

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Huge shifts in milk demand has farmers dumping milk

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 1, 2020

Dairy Farmers of Ontario has advised farmers that milk dumping, in rotation, will occur beginning this week, as the industry adjusts to the new...Read more »

Now is the time to shore up the reliability of our food supply chains

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 26, 2020

Canada’s domestic food and agriculture supply chains have been put to the test and (the hoarding of toilet paper, flour, and meat notwithstanding)...Read more »

CFIA prioritizing critical food safety work during COVID-19 pandemic

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 25, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it’s prioritizing critical services to preserve the integrity of Canada’s food safety system during the...Read more »

Canadian government confirms temporary foreign workers will be exempt from travel restrictions

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 20, 2020

Update, as of 11pm EDT Friday, March 20: The Canadian government confirmed late Friday that it will be exempting seasonal agricultural workers from...Read more »

Black swan events spur big change — is this good news for agriculture among uncertainty?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 18, 2020

While we are in the midst of a huge unknown as the world hunkers down to fight a common enemy in COVID-19, significant questions are being raised...Read more »

A&W sets its sights on serving 100% Canadian beef

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 10, 2020

If ever there was an example of how to alienate an entire portion of your customer base, A&W’s 2013 “Better Beef” campaign was it. Not only...Read more »

Pandemics and panic: How will coronavirus impact domestic food prices?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 6, 2020

If the empty space on grocery store shelves that used to hold toilet paper and hand sanitizer are any indication, consumer panic has set in regarding...Read more »

Making regenerative agriculture part of the conversation

By: Bernard Tobin

March 2, 2020

Yield stability and income stability — that’s what farmers earn when they invest in regenerative agriculture. That message was heard often...Read more »

Canadian food not moving due to rail blockades means missed meals in other countries

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 27, 2020

It can be easy to think about Canadian grain, canola, soybeans, or meat as just commodities — a product bought and sold, traded, and shipped. And...Read more »

Retail Council in conversations on food waste, labeling, and single-use plastics

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 27, 2020

Imagine representing the entirety of retailers that do business in Canada. That’s the role of the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), led by president...Read more »

Total costs of rail blockade reaching a “tipping point” for agriculture: CFA

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 25, 2020

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is calling on the federal government to resolve the issues with railway blockades, as agriculture sits on a...Read more »

Caulfield has hope for critical thinking in the age of misinformation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 24, 2020

You need only read the titles of his books to know Timothy Caulfield is no stranger to calling out misinformation. Caulfield is Canada’s Research...Read more »

Google’s focus on healthy, sustainable, social food

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 22, 2020

Think about the food future you would like to curate. That’s the challenge Michiel Bakker, Google’s director of global programs for real estate...Read more »

McDonald’s says it remains committed to Canadian ranchers while piloting plant-based options

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 17, 2020

For a company that proclaims its loyalty to Canadian ranchers on the back and sides of its transport trucks, navigating a foray into the plant-based...Read more »