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Category: News

Trump threatens tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, citing protection of farmers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2018

(Photo by Gage Skidmore; Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)

In a move most knew was on the way, American President Donald Trump plans to impose tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods as of next Monday....Read more »

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BMO launches young farmer loan program for the under 35 crowd

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2018

RealAgriculture stock image. 2017

Citing a strong industry, but a shrinking demographic, BMO Bank of Montreal has introduced its new loan program for Canadian farmers 35 years or...Read more »

Trade minister says CPTPP will be among first things House debates

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2018

Jim Carr, International Trade Diversification Minister, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Federal Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr was in Saskatoon last week for the federal Liberal caucus meeting. Carr and Mary Ng, Minister of...Read more »

‘Grow A Leader’ campaign raises $250,000 for 4-H

By: Bernard Tobin

September 14, 2018

SeCan’s annual Grow A Leader program has raised $52,716 to support 4-H Canada in 2018. Over its five-year history, the program has contributed...Read more »

HyLife Foods announces new feed mill, processing expansion at Neepawa

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2018

HyLife’s flagship processing plant at Neepawa, Man.

Canada’s largest hog production company, with support from the Government of Manitoba, has announced a major new build in western Manitoba. HyLife...Read more »

Saskatchewan agriculture associations collaborate to urge re-evaluation of strychnine

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 11, 2018

The 90-day consultation period regarding access to strychnine for rodent control in Canadian fields is drawing to a close. Back in July, Health...Read more »

Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives names new general manager

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 11, 2018

Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives (MBFI) has named Mary-Jane Orr as its new general manager. Orr will oversee all aspects of the three MBFI...Read more »

New government tweaks Ontario wildlife damage compensation program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 11, 2018

Calf killed by a coyote. Photo credit: Jill Burkhardt

Having undergone recent changes by the former Liberal government, Ontario’s new government has announced its own changes for the Ontario...Read more »

Funding renewed for Saskatchewan’s fight against Johne’s disease

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2018

Photo by Lance Cheung, CC 2.0.

In an effort to continue to reduce the potential spread of Johne’s Disease, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) has announced...Read more »

Nutrien preparing to launch online crop input sales

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2018

The company with the world’s largest bricks-and-mortar crop input retail network is planning to sell products online in 2019. Nutrien — the...Read more »

Mental health first aid funding announced for rural communities

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2018

Starting today, if you live in a rural community and want to take a mental health first-aid course, there will be funding provided. The Do More...Read more »

Saskatchewan Forage Council welcomes new executive director

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 7, 2018

As of this week, the Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) welcomed its new executive director. Having more than 20 years of experience with working in...Read more »

Government releases findings of National Food Policy consultation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 6, 2018

Close to 45,000 people responded to an online survey and hundreds of people attended in-person meetings last year to weigh in on the topic of a...Read more »

Port of Churchill sold to group that includes AGT Food & Ingredients

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 4, 2018

(courtesy Port of Churchill)

The Port of Churchill and the rail line leading up to it have been sold to a group that includes Saskatchewan based pulse and specialty crop exporter...Read more »

MacAulay announces $12.1 million for new canola research cluster

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 4, 2018

(l-r) Canola Council of Canada President Jim Everson, federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Manitoba Ag Minister Ralph Eichler, and the University of Manitoba’s Digvir Jayas at the announcement of $12.1 million for a new canola research cluster at the U of M’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre on Tuesday.

The federal government is investing up to $12.1 million over the next five years in a new canola research cluster under the new Canadian...Read more »