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Category: News

OMAFRA will not release FBR numbers in response to freedom-of-information request

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 10, 2020

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs says it has reached a decision regarding a recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request...Read more »

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Project to map spread of glyphosate resistant waterhemp

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 10, 2020

As of 2019, glyphosate resistant waterhemp has been confirmed in 13 counties in Ontario. Christian Willemse, a master of science student at the...Read more »

CFIA provides update on mystery seeds sent to Canadian mailboxes

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 7, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released an update on reported mystery seed packages. Over 750 individuals from across all 10...Read more »

Food processors call on government for grocery code of conduct

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 7, 2020

In the food business, there is likely no more ruthless arena than the grocery store. A recent move by Walmart to impose new costs on suppliers has...Read more »

Grain Farmers of Ontario urges government to shore up and reinstate risk management programs

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 7, 2020

Grain Farmers of Ontario is asking the government to improve the programs put in place to help farmers if their businesses are in a loss position...Read more »

Canada West to open its fifth Saskatchewan CLAAS dealership

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 6, 2020

Canada West Harvest Centre has announced plans to open a CLAAS dealership at Kindersley, Sask., this fall. It will be the company’s fifth location...Read more »

Manitoba Crop Alliance assumes cash advance administration

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 6, 2020

The Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) has announced it will be administering federal cash advance payments for Manitoba farmers, assuming a service that...Read more »

Master Shepherd’s Course registration open

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 6, 2020

Ontario Sheep Farmers is accepting registration for its Master Shepherd’s Course until August 14, 2020. The 18-month professional development...Read more »

Poultry Xpo cancelled for 2020

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 5, 2020

Organizers of the Canadian Poultry XPO (CPX) have announced the inaugural event will not go forward this November. Instead, the event will be held...Read more »

FBN raises $250 million in latest investment round

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 4, 2020

Investors continue to see potential in agtech, as Farmers Business Network (FBN) has secured US$250 million in funding from a group of new and...Read more »

$2.6 million to improve St. Mary River Irrigation District

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 4, 2020

As part of the Alberta government’s $10 million Irrigation Rehabilitation Program, the St. Mary’s River Irrigation District (SMRID) will receive...Read more »

University of Guelph receives $2.35 million for advanced animal research

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 4, 2020

The government of Ontario has pledged a $2.35 million investment to the University of Guelph (U of G) for advanced animal research related to...Read more »

Proprietary omega-3 oil from Nuseed approved by relevant authorities

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 4, 2020

Health Canada has confirmed that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-refined canola oil is safe for human consumption. The highly refined oil is derived from...Read more »

Canada among countries putting a band-aid on trade dispute settlement

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 3, 2020

With the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement process in tatters, Canada is among a group of 23 WTO members that are trying to apply a...Read more »

Federal government invests $58.6 million in temporary foreign worker health and safety

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 31, 2020

To protect the health and safety of Canadian and migrant farm workers, the government of Canada has been working with municipal, provincial, and...Read more »