Category: News

Rail bill won’t be passed until after winter break

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 12, 2017

Farmers and grain shippers won’t be getting long-awaited changes to grain transportation rules for Christmas this year. Bill C-49, the...Read more »

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Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef launches framework

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 7, 2017

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) today launched its Certified Sustainable Beef Framework (and a new website) at the group’s...Read more »

Canada reports a five month low in trade deficit due to rising exports

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 6, 2017

Both Canada and the United States released their export numbers for the month of October this week and there are some interesting takeaways. Fresh...Read more »

StatsCan tables larger-than-expected canola and wheat production numbers

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 6, 2017

Statistics Canada published higher-than-expected estimates for several major Canadian crops in its crop production report on Wednesday. The report...Read more »

Wheat Growers announce new management

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 5, 2017

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is taking a different approach than most other farm organizations with its management. Rather than...Read more »

China agrees to pilot project for chilled Canadian beef and pork

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 5, 2017

China agreed to expand access for Canadian beef and pork during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Beijing this week. After agreeing...Read more »

Saskatchewan farm groups applaud province’s climate change strategy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Farm groups were quick to show their support as Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan unveiled his government’s “Made-in-Saskatchewan...Read more »

GFO welcomes proposed increase to ethanol mandate in Ontario

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) is welcoming the Ontario government’s proposal to increase its ethanol mandate in gasoline from 5 to 10 percent in...Read more »

Farmers from SK and QC named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017: from left, Tannis and Derek Axten, and Francois Handfield and Véronique Bouchard, with OYF program sponsors (supplied)

Farmers from Saskatchewan and Quebec were named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017 during the national OYF program in Penticton, BC this...Read more »

Brandt expanding into the U.S., buying manufacturing facility from Kongskilde

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 1, 2017

Regina-based Brandt is buying this 200,000 sq ft manufacturing plant and equipment from Kongskilde Industries. (supplied)

Regina-based ag equipment manufacturer Brandt Group of Companies has announced what it describes as a “major expansion into the U.S. market” with...Read more »

A&W donates $5M to the U of S Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 1, 2017

University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. (Photo via U of S)

The University of Saskatchewan announced a $5-million donation on Friday from A&W to support the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence...Read more »

Results confirm close race in SaskWheat election

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2017

The results have been announced for the highly-competitive SaskWheat director election. 10 farmers were vying for four board seats in the...Read more »

Manitoba PCs introduce new watershed legislation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2017

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government introduced new legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting wetlands, while simplifying minor...Read more »

Familiar names top recommended malt barley list

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 29, 2017

Based on market demand and feedback from the malting industry, the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) publishes a list every fall of...Read more »

Crisis Services Canada launches Canada Suicide Prevention Service

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 28, 2017

Photo by Japanexperterna.se, CC 2.0.

Fifty years ago today, Distress Centres of Toronto took its first crisis call. Today, Crisis Services Canada (CSC) officially launched the Canada...Read more »

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