Category: Dairy

MacAulay non-committal on dairy program to offset CPTPP concessions

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 9, 2018

Stock photo, 2015.

The federal Liberals remain non-committal on whether they will offer compensation to the supply-managed dairy and poultry sectors for market access...Read more »

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U.S. dairy subsidies equal 73 percent of producer returns, says new report

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 9, 2018

(Photo by Peggy Greb/USDA)

Comparing government support for Canadian versus American dairy farmers is not a simple black and white process. While Canada’s dairy sector...Read more »

Conservatives to push Liberals on TPP compensation

By: Shaun Haney

January 28, 2018

(via @CPC_HQ, Twitter)

With the Canadian trade team agreeing to the Trans Pacific Partnership, there will be opportunities for the opposing parties to bring up issues with...Read more »

Building consumer trust is our responsibility, says ‘Farmer Tim’

By: Bernard Tobin

January 25, 2018

Tim May says he’s “just a farmer down the road.” But the Rockwood, ON dairy farmer — better known as ‘Farmer Tim’ in the social media...Read more »

The U.S. had increased dairy market access to Canada through TPP and they gave it up

By: Shaun Haney

January 24, 2018

(Photo by Mike Mozart, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Throughout the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiating rounds, groups like the United States Dairy Export Council have been lobbying...Read more »

Over $6M announced to fund livestock and forage research in Saskatchewan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 24, 2018

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart today announced a $6.3...Read more »

New TPP deal, same concessions for Canada’s supply managed sectors

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 23, 2018

The Canadian government has conceded the same access to the country’s dairy, poultry and egg markets in the new Trans-Pacific Partnership as was...Read more »

Dairy School: Cover crops add value to corn silage rotation

By: Bernard Tobin

January 23, 2018

Photo: David Hooker. Ridgetown College, University of Guelph

Do you plant a cover crop before or after you harvest corn silage? It’s an option dairy farmers should consider, says University of...Read more »

Dairy Farmers of Canada hires new CEO

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 8, 2018

Dairy Farmers of Canada has found its new chief executive officer, and he comes with an understanding of the processing side of the dairy business in...Read more »

How sensors and cloud technology are improving milk quality and safety

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 28, 2017

(photo by Matt Cartney; CC BY-NC 2.0)

Sensors and internet cloud technology — a combination sometimes described as the “Internet of Things” — are increasingly being used by...Read more »

Determining where to cut antimicrobial use for dairy calves

By: Owen Roberts

December 6, 2017

Stock photo, 2015.

All livestock producers have been urged to cut unnecessary antibiotic use, to try to prevent resistant bacteria from developing in their herds and...Read more »

Ontario providing $24 million to Kingston baby formula facility

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 28, 2017

The Ontario government is investing $24 million in a baby formula production facility being built by a Chinese company in Kingston. Premier Kathleen...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 »

Declining milk powder prices have dramatically affected the U.S. dairy market

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 13, 2017

No matter where you run a dairy farm, the key is to get the milk out of the cow. Canadian and American dairies live under different marketing...Read more »