Category: News

CFA calls federal tax announcement a “step in the right direction”

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 16, 2017

The federal government’s announcement that it will reduce the small business tax rate over the next two years and cancel plans for new restrictions...Read more »

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U.S. dairy request a ‘non-starter,’ says ag minister

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 16, 2017

A G7 ag minister family photo —
Canadian Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay (6th from left) between his counterparts from the U.S. and Italy following this weekend’s G7 ag meeting in Italy.

American requests for changes to Canada’s supply management system for dairy and poultry are a “non-starter,” said Canada’s agriculture...Read more »

U.S. tables dairy proposal in NAFTA talks

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 13, 2017

The U.S. introduced its much-anticipated proposal regarding dairy during NAFTA negotiations on Friday, although it did not contain an explicit...Read more »

EPA defines U.S. label changes for dicamba in 2018

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 13, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a deal with companies selling dicamba to implement new requirements aimed at minimizing...Read more »

Bayer signs C$8.7 billion deal to sell LibertyLink and seed businesses to BASF

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 13, 2017

(Photo: Bayer AG)

Bayer has signed an agreement to divest some of its crop business to BASF for €5.9 billion (approximately C$8.7 billion) to gain regulatory...Read more »

Alberta government re-directs veterinary program funding

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 12, 2017

In a move that will disrupt a 54-year relationship with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), the Alberta Government today announced it...Read more »

Manitoba gov’t moving ahead with carbon tax after getting legal opinion

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 11, 2017

The Manitoba government released an independent expert legal opinion on whether the federal government has the constitutional authority to impose a...Read more »

Beef check-off increasing to support National Strategy

By: Debra Murphy

October 11, 2017

Debra Murphy, 2012

The Canadian cattle industry is seeing an increase in the levies paid to national beef programs, from $1.00 to $2.50 per head on live animals sold in...Read more »

Farmers Edge announces deal with Planet to deliver same-day satellite imagery

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 11, 2017

A model of one of Planet’s Dove satellites on display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

Farmers Edge has announced an exclusive arrangement with San Francisco-based aerospace and data company Planet to offer high-resolution, daily...Read more »

Consultations open for beef processing sustainability indicators

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 6, 2017

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is looking for public input on how the sustainability of beef processing should be measured....Read more »

It’s back! Welcome to the 2017-18 RealAg Hockey Pool

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 4, 2017

October has arrived, and with it, the first dump of snow on crops still out in the field in parts of Canada, the end of the federal tax change...Read more »

Pulse Canada still waiting on word from India

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 4, 2017

The Canadian pulse industry is still waiting to hear from India’s government on how it will handle Canadian pulses shipped after September 30,...Read more »

Wheat Growers seeking new executive director

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 3, 2017

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is starting the process of finding a new executive director. Robin Speer has moved on to become the...Read more »

Independent retailers form WinField United Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 3, 2017

A group of more than 60 Canadian independent crop input retail owners with 150-plus locations have partnered with U.S. crop input and service...Read more »

Ottawa launches consultations on TPP deal with remaining members

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 2, 2017

Global Affairs’ headquarters in Ottawa.

After months of very little public activity on the Trans-Pacific Partnership file, the Canadian government says it wants to know what Canadians think...Read more »