Category: Western Canada

CFA calls federal tax announcement a “step in the right direction”

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 16, 2017

The federal government’s announcement that it will reduce the small business tax rate over the next two years and cancel plans for new restrictions...Read more »

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Putting data in the hands of dairy operators

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 16, 2017

A new software platform from Valley Agricultural Software (VAS) gives dairy producers real-time access to critical data and reporting from anywhere...Read more »

U.S. dairy request a ‘non-starter,’ says ag minister

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 16, 2017

A G7 ag minister family photo —
Canadian Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay (6th from left) between his counterparts from the U.S. and Italy following this weekend’s G7 ag meeting in Italy.

American requests for changes to Canada’s supply management system for dairy and poultry are a “non-starter,” said Canada’s agriculture...Read more »

Good luck for grains — This week in the grain market

By: Brennan Turner

October 13, 2017

Usually Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. For grain prices though, Friday, October the 13th was a good omen. On Friday alone, Chicago soft red...Read more »

New tractor sales running 16 percent ahead of last year

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 13, 2017

New tractor sales numbers in Canada continue to exceed last year’s levels, and sales activity in the U.S. The Association of Equipment...Read more »

U.S. tables dairy proposal in NAFTA talks

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 13, 2017

The U.S. introduced its much-anticipated proposal regarding dairy during NAFTA negotiations on Friday, although it did not contain an explicit...Read more »

Four scenarios if Trump tries to pull out of NAFTA

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 13, 2017

President Trump signing an executive order for “Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America” on April 25th, 2017. USDA photo by Preston Keres.

The tone surrounding the negotiations to update NAFTA has taken a gloomy turn, especially for agriculture, with a growing consensus that there’s a...Read more »

From the show ring to the tax file

By: Bernard Tobin

October 12, 2017

What does the show ring at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin and Liberal tax proposals have in common? Depending on the day and the country,...Read more »

Energy East pipeline cancellation an opportunity lost for rural Canada

By: Shaun Haney

October 12, 2017

A pipeline worker inspects a pipeline (source: CEPA).

Last week TransCanada Corp announced its withdrawal from the 1.1 million barrel per day Energy East pipeline project in Canada. The cancellation of...Read more »

Rick Mercer paints an old UGG elevator

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 11, 2017

Rick Mercer and Stu Breckon, one of the volunteers working on painting the elevators at Inglis, Man (screenshot from Rick Mercer Reports)

Inglis, Manitoba is home to an iconic scene that was once common across the prairies — five wooden grain elevators still standing in a row. In...Read more »

Manitoba gov’t moving ahead with carbon tax after getting legal opinion

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 11, 2017

The Manitoba government released an independent expert legal opinion on whether the federal government has the constitutional authority to impose a...Read more »

West Coast port capacity is surging, but can it be put to use?

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 11, 2017

(credit: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority)

From Prince Rupert down to Vancouver’s Fraser River ports, grain companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure for...Read more »

UFO with udder delivers milk to children — only in Japan

By: Shaun Haney

October 11, 2017

Umm…what?

It can sometimes be difficult to figure out the meaning of a commercial. But not this Japanese milk commercial that was showcased on The Ellen Show....Read more »

Farmers Edge announces deal with Planet to deliver same-day satellite imagery

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 11, 2017

A model of one of Planet’s Dove satellites on display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

Farmers Edge has announced an exclusive arrangement with San Francisco-based aerospace and data company Planet to offer high-resolution, daily...Read more »

U.S. expected to come out swinging in round four of NAFTA talks

By: Shaun Haney

October 7, 2017

The first three rounds of the three city touring NAFTA talks have seen many handshakes, a few trials balloons and agreement on predictable texts....Read more »