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Category: Politics

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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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 »

As harvest rolls, farmers hope communication will lead to better railway performance

By: Dale Leftwich

September 14, 2018

Roundtable grain transportation, Ministers MacAulay and Garneau

The federal Liberal caucus met in Saskatoon, Sask. this week, providing the opportunity to host a hastily-called roundtable on grain transportation....Read more »

Saskatchewan shutting down livestock loan guarantee program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 4, 2018

The Saskatchewan government has confirmed it will be shutting down its Livestock Loan Guarantee (LLG) program. The province cites a continued decline...Read more »

Divided: New poll shines light on what Canadians think about supply management

By: Jessika Guse

August 30, 2018

37 per cent of Canadians want to end the supply management system and compensate farmers in order to secure a trade deal with the U.S., suggests one...Read more »

Canada’s NAFTA hopes now rest with America’s congress

By: Shaun Haney

August 28, 2018

(source: Toyota)

As the saying goes, what goes around comes around, and never has that been so true perhaps than with politics and current trade talks. Early in the...Read more »

MacAulay announces $8.3 million for organic research

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 24, 2018

Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay announces funding for organic agriculture research on Friday (courtesy WGRF)

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay kicked off the second leg of his “Growing Canadian Agriculture” tour today in Mara, B.C....Read more »

Minister MacAulay heading out for second leg of national tour

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 23, 2018

Lawrence MacAulay in his office in Ottawa (file photo)

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is headed out on the second leg of his “Growing Canadian Agriculture” tour, starting in B.C. on...Read more »

No big changes expected on supply management at Conservative convention

By: Shaun Haney

August 23, 2018

(via @CPC_HQ, Twitter)

Update: Citing the Conservative Party of Canada’s support for supply management as one of his reasons, Maxime Bernier announced on Thursday...Read more »

Farm kid turned Saskatchewan’s new agriculture minister

By: Jessika Guse

August 22, 2018

David Marit is no stranger to agriculture, having grown up and lived on the farm his entire life. Marit recently took over the position of Minister...Read more »

MacAulay in South America: trade, market opportunities, and a G20 meeting

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 28, 2018

Although most people travel to Buenos Aires in the winter time, that’s where Canada’s minister of Agriculture and Agri-food is this week as he...Read more »

Tight steel supplies, added tariffs may drive up ag equipment prices

By: Realag Machinery Insider

July 25, 2018

(Photo by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

As steel and aluminum tariffs continue to loom in Canada from the United States, many in the ag industry wonder how the high prices will impact the...Read more »

Corn School: Ethanol powers the Honda Indy

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 23, 2018

IndyCar drivers such as Will Power and the cars they drive are fuelled by E85 ethanol blend gasoline. Photo: Honda Indy.

Why is ethanol important to agriculture, the environment, and consumers? On this episode of the Corn School, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin...Read more »

MacAulay retains ag post in pre-election cabinet shuffle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 18, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the cabinet that will likely carry the reigning Liberal Party into the 2019 federal election. Minister of...Read more »

KAP president steps down to seek federal Conservative nomination

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 9, 2018

Dan Mazier

The president of Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) has resigned his post to seek a nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada. Dan Mazier...Read more »