Category: News

Cereals Canada meets with Japanese officials following GM wheat discovery

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 21, 2018

Japanese officials are in Canada this week to follow up on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s confirmation of an isolated case of genetically...Read more »

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Blood and milk test for TB, Johne’s makes steps to commercialization

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 19, 2018

Saskatoon will soon be host to a UK company that develops rapid bacteria detection tests using blood and milk samples. Announced today, PBD Biotech...Read more »

$8.5 million in fed-prov funding announced for Ag-West Bio

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 19, 2018

Ag-West Bio will receive $1.7 million per year over the next five years from the federal and provincial governments through the new Canadian...Read more »

$540 million committed to long-awaited outlet for Lake Manitoba

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 18, 2018

Water diverted from the Assiniboine River flooding farmland on the southern end of Lake Manitoba in 2014 (source: Iris Yuill)

The federal and Manitoba governments announced joint funding of up to $540 million on Monday to build permanent outlets for mitigating flooding...Read more »

SaskWheat meeting to feature information on discovery of GM wheat

By: Dale Leftwich

June 18, 2018

Each June, SaskWheat holds its semi-annual meeting at Canada’s Farm Progress Show at Regina. It’s a chance for the board to meet with the...Read more »

Canadian combine sales down 9 percent as of the end of May

By: Shaun Haney

June 15, 2018

The new Steiger CVXDrive tractors are available in 17 configurations, including Quadtrac, RowTrac and wheeled machines.

New farm equipment sales in U.S. are higher than in 2017, while Canadian agricultural machinery sales are mixed relative to last year, according to...Read more »

Saputo planning to build $240 million dairy processing plant in Port-Coquitlam, BC

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 15, 2018

Quebec-based dairy processor Saputo has quietly announced a plan to build a $240 million dairy processing facility in Port-Coquitlam, British...Read more »

SaskCanola research manager receives recognition

By: Dale Leftwich

June 15, 2018

Errin Willenborg, research manager with SaskCanola recently took home some hardware from the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA). Willenborg...Read more »

Japanese officials to visit after suspending shipments of Canadian wheat

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 15, 2018

File photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

Update, June 18: South Korea’s government has also suspended the sale of wheat and flour from Canada. Japan’s agriculture ministry has...Read more »

Olymel announces deal to buy Pinty’s Delicious Foods

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 15, 2018

Quebec-based pork and poultry processor Olymel has announced a deal to acquire all the shares in Pinty’s Delicious Foods, a poultry processing...Read more »

New food safety regulations finalized for cross-border sales

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 14, 2018

Photo courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.

What’s new The Safe Food for Canadians Act was drafted in 2012 and on Wednesday, after years of industry consultation and review, the regulations...Read more »

CPTPP implementation bill introduced in the House of Commons

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 14, 2018

Sergey Ashmarin [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Legislation required to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership — better known as the CPTPP — was...Read more »

Nuffield Canada announces scholarship recipients for 2019

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 12, 2018

(Jean-Philippe Boulet, CC BY 3.0)

Nuffield Canada has announced five recipients of its scholarships for 2019. The recipients will receive funding to travel internationally to study a...Read more »

Manitoba government appoints ag research committee

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 11, 2018

The Manitoba government has announced the formation of a new committee to provide input on government investments in agricultural research. Joanne...Read more »

Farmers Edge, Lindsay Corporation form partnership to improve irrigation precision

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 11, 2018

(Photo courtesy Zimmatic)

Digital agriculture company Farmers Edge has announced a partnership with Nebraska-based irrigation equipment manufacturer Lindsay Corporation to...Read more »