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Category: News

CN Rail drops out, clearing track for Canadian Pacific Kansas City, or “CPKC”

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 15, 2021

Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway’s plan to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) is one major step closer to becoming a done deal. The companies signed a...Read more »

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Soybean production expected to slide, despite more acres

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2021

Statistics Canada’s latest production estimates puts soybean production for 2021 down 7.4 per cent year over year to 5.9 million tonnes....Read more »

Hay West launches web sign up page

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2021

Those in Western Canada looking for hay and those in other areas willing to supply hay for the Hay West 2021 initiative can now access a web portal...Read more »

BASF receives registration for new fungicide Veltyma

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2021

BASF Canada has received registration approval from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for Veltyma fungicide. Veltyma provides broad spectrum...Read more »

StatsCan pulls canola production back further based on satellite data

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2021

Just a few weeks ago, Statistics Canada pegged the 2021 canola crop at over 14 million tonnes. The latest report out of the department has decreased...Read more »

Fire at JBS beef plant causes significant damage

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 13, 2021

Editor’s note: According to a representative of JBS USA, the fire was limited to the rendering facility and processing is set to begin again this...Read more »

UPA president not running again

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 13, 2021

The long-time leader of Quebec’s Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) has announced he will not seek re-election as general president. Marcel...Read more »

CP Rail back on track to acquire Kansas City Southern

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 13, 2021

Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway’s plan to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) and establish the first Canada-U.S.-Mexico railway is back on track...Read more »

American senators pushing for mCOOL, again

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 10, 2021

Four U.S. senators are pushing, once again, for some form of mandatory country-of-origin labelling (mCOOL) of beef. Earlier this week, on September...Read more »

No big surprises in September WASDE report

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

September 10, 2021

Surprises were few and far between in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)...Read more »

Olymel adds second shift at Ange-Gardien plant

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2021

Olymel management has announced today (Sept 10) the start of a second slaughter shift at its newly renovated hog slaughtering, cutting, and boning...Read more »

AFSC appoints Smith-Fraser as new chair

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2021

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen has appointed longtime agriculture advocate Kelly Smith-Fraser as chair of Agriculture...Read more »

The National Agriculture Leaders Debate: Watch the replay here

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 9, 2021

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)’s National Agriculture Leaders debate hit the airwaves at 7 pm E Thursday night for 90 minutes of...Read more »

Canola Council announces new team in Ottawa

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 9, 2021

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has named Chris Davison as vice president, stakeholder and industry relations, and Troy Sherman as director,...Read more »

BASF commits $250,000 for pollinator health research chair at University of Saskatchewan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 8, 2021

BASF Canada has committed $250,000 to the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) to help establish a research...Read more »