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Category: News

Hog, poultry groups welcome proposed animal health legislation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 18, 2020

National hog and poultry groups are welcoming proposed legislation aimed at mitigating animal health risks from trespassers on farms. Conservative...Read more »

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Private member’s bill would lift carbon tax on fuel used for farm heating and grain drying

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 18, 2020

A Conservative Member of Parliament from southern Ontario tabled legislation in the House of Commons on Tuesday that would remove the carbon tax from...Read more »

Farm equipment sales in Canada down again in January: AEM

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2020

New farm equipment sales in Canada declined again in January, according to the latest monthly sales numbers from the Association of Equipment...Read more »

Prinsco sells Manitoba tile drainage pipe plant back to founders

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 14, 2020

A Manitoba tile drainage pipe-manufacturing facility is back in the hands of its original owners. Winkler, Man.-based Precision Land Solutions (PLS)...Read more »

Manitoba commodity groups vote to amalgamate

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2020

Five Manitoba farm groups have voted in favour of amalgamating into one entity known as the Manitoba Crop Alliance. Farmer members of the Manitoba...Read more »

Competition Bureau obtains court orders to move ahead in crop input supplier investigation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2020

The Canadian Competition Bureau says it has received the required court approvals to move ahead with its investigation into allegations of...Read more »

Federal ag minister still considering additional measures to reduce carbon tax burden

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 13, 2020

The federal agriculture minister isn’t ruling out the introduction of additional measures aimed at softening the financial impact of the federal...Read more »

Water quality commitment garners soil champion award

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 12, 2020

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) recently named Anne Loeffler as its 2020 Soil Champion. The award, which recognizes leaders...Read more »

Canada Grains Council insurance, code of practice projects receive $1.2 million

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 12, 2020

Two projects aimed at reducing risk for exporters and improving the sustainability claim of Canadian grain are moving forward with announced federal...Read more »

CN Rail says blockades threaten east/west movement, including grain and propane

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 11, 2020

Rail blockades near Belleville, Ont. and in northern B.C. in support of a B.C. oil pipeline standoff in Wet’suwet’en territory will soon begin to...Read more »

Eligible Alberta farmers to receive compensation for grain dryer improvements

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 10, 2020

Eligible farmers in Alberta can access funding for grain dryer upgrades from a $2 million fund through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)....Read more »

New centre at University of Calgary to focus on growth, sustainability of agriculture

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 10, 2020

The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy (SPP) has announced the creation of the Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and...Read more »

Scoular sells dry bean business to Michigan co-op

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 7, 2020

The Scoular Company has sold its edible bean business, which includes processing plants in southern Manitoba and the northern U.S., to a farmer co-op...Read more »

Saputo announces dairy plant closures in Ontario and New Brunswick

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 7, 2020

Montreal-based dairy processing giant Saputo has announced plans to close facilities at Trenton, Ont., and Saint John, New Brunswick. The company...Read more »

Competition Bureau looking at Corteva, BASF, Bayer’s interaction with FBN

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 6, 2020

In a story first posted to the Wall Street Journal, Canadian antitrust authorities are investigating some big players in the agriculture world. The...Read more »