Category: News

Former 4-H Canada president appointed to the Senate

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 16, 2018

Rob Black speaking with reporters at Ag Days in Brandon, Man. in 2012 during his time with 4-H Canada.

One of two Canadians appointed to represent Ontario in the Senate of Canada on Thursday has a strong connection to the agriculture community. Robert...Read more »

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PepsiCo announces closure of Bow Island Spitz plant

By: Debra Murphy

February 16, 2018

(USDA photo by Bruce Fritz)

Two years after the closure of its Medicine Hat distribution facility, PepsiCo has announced it will close the Spitz International Inc facility at...Read more »

Western Canada’s protein supercluster tapped for a cut of $950 million

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 15, 2018

Protein Industries Canada was named today as one of the winning proponents under the federal Innovation Superclusters Program. The funding model is...Read more »

Simplot announces $460 million potato plant expansion at Portage la Prairie

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

Simplot announced a $460 million expansion of its potato processing facility at Portage la Prairie, Man. on Wednesday. Manitoba Premier Brian...Read more »

SaskFlax hires agronomist to support flax growers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission has hired its own agronomist to support flax growers in the province. Michelle Beaith joined SaskFlax as...Read more »

Grain Farmers of Ontario names new chair

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

Grain Farmers of Ontario have named its 2018 executive, including Markus Haerle as its new board chair. Haerle replaces Mark Brock, who served as...Read more »

Last quarantine lifted in Alberta bovine TB investigation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Stock image. (Courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada this week announced a release of all quarantines related to the bovine...Read more »

Ontario government marks Canada’s Ag Day with $713 million commitment to University of Guelph

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Jeff Leal announcing a 10-year commitment to the University of Guelph (source: @JeffLeal_MPP, Twitter)

The Ontario government has made a 10-year, $713 million commitment to fund agriculture research at the University of Guelph. Jeff Leal, Ontario’s...Read more »

Manitoba Flax Growers moving in with Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 12, 2018

The door to the Manitoba Flax Growers’ former office in downtown Winnipeg.

The Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA) has found a new home. The provincial flax organization was previously headquartered in Winnipeg at the...Read more »

Health Canada launches consultations on food warning labels

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 9, 2018

The federal government has launched consultations on regulations for new “front-of-package” food labels designed to communicate if a food is high...Read more »

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 »

India adds new import surcharge and higher chickpea duty

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 7, 2018

India’s government has made it even more expensive to export products — including pulse crops — into the country. On Tuesday, India announced a...Read more »

New federal fisheries legislation aimed at “restoring protection to all fish habitats”

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 6, 2018

The federal government introduced amendments to the Fisheries Act on Tuesday aimed at restoring “protections to all fish and fish habitats that...Read more »

Cargill in talks to sell Ontario crop input and grain handling sites

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 6, 2018

Cargill is looking at downsizing its crop input and grain handling presence in Ontario. The company is in talks to potentially sell its crop input...Read more »

MacAulay announces funding at SaskPulse meeting

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 5, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay meets with pulse growers in Regina on Monday (Photo via Twitter, @L_MacAulay)

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay attended a Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ regional meeting in Regina on Monday and announced around...Read more »