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Category: News

CFIA offering flexibility on compliance with upcoming food safety rules

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 8, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says, until further notice, it will not be placing a priority on compliance with new food safety regulations that...Read more »

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Ontario pork producers still waiting for a decision on shipping pigs into Quebec

By: Kelvin Heppner

April 7, 2020

The marketing board that oversees the hog industry in Quebec has given more time to the province’s pork producers and processors to come to an...Read more »

Maple Leaf announces closure of Ontario poultry processing plant after staff test positive for COVID-19

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 7, 2020

This is an updated story Maple Leaf Foods has closed its Brampton poultry processing plant after a total of three staff members have now tested...Read more »

Farmland price report supports 5-year trend of slowed growth

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 7, 2020

Canadian farmland values are still growing, but at a slower rate year-over-year, according to Farm Credit Canada’s most recent Farmland Values...Read more »

WCWGA elects new chair

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 7, 2020

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) has elected a new chair. Daryl Fransoo, who farms near Glaslyn, Sask., was chosen at the most...Read more »

APAS releases initial results from COVID-19 impacts farm survey

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 6, 2020

Many are wondering what sort of COVID-19 related disruptions producers are facing when it comes to spring operations on their farms. The Agricultural...Read more »

Government lays out quarantine expectations of temporary and seasonal worker program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 6, 2020

Many temporary foreign workers are still in their home countries waiting for the green light (and an available flight) to come to Canada. Once here,...Read more »

Ontario launches farm and food industry employment portal

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 6, 2020

Ontario has launched a web portal connecting workers with employers looking to fill positions in the agri-food sector. The initiative is aimed at...Read more »

Hog inventory compounding as processing concerns increase

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 6, 2020

The fourteen day closure of an Olymel hog plant in Quebec has Ontario pork producers scrambling to find a slaughter destination for their finished...Read more »

Agricorp extends livestock and crop enrolment deadline to June 30

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 3, 2020

The Ontario government has announced that farmers will have until June 30, 2020 to apply for or make changes to coverage under the risk management...Read more »

Olymel invoking force majeure clause; wants out of hog contracts

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 3, 2020

Olymel has notified pork producers in Ontario who ship to its processing plants in Quebec that it intends to exercise the force majeure clause due to...Read more »

Agriculture not included in Saskatchewan trucking hours of service exemption

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

Getting essential supplies to destinations is critical during the COVID-19. Truck drivers have been thrust into the spotlight as road transport...Read more »

Alberta working on a job matching program for agriculture and food sector

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

Each province is feeling the incredible economic hit from COVID-19, but Alberta — with its oil and gas-based economy — may be harder hit than...Read more »

Alberta training provincial meat inspectors to step in at federal processing plants, if needed

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

The packing industry is crucial to the entire food value chain in agriculture and, with that, comes the importance of government inspectors. The...Read more »

Huge shifts in milk demand has farmers dumping milk

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 1, 2020

Dairy Farmers of Ontario has advised farmers that milk dumping, in rotation, will occur beginning this week, as the industry adjusts to the new...Read more »