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Canada | 19 April 2018
Canadian Federation of Agriculture President weighs in on trade issues

There's been a number of recent developments on the agricultural trade front, with talk lately that U.S. President Trump is exploring the notion of rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with hopes ...

Canada | 7 April 2018
Dungiven dairy farmer 'fed up' of red tape to move to Canada

Red tape and poor prospects for the region’s farming future has pushed a Dungiven farmer and his family to start a new life in Canada. Andrew Evans has farmed with his family at the foot the Sperri...

Canada | 5 April 2018
Contrasting Canadian agriculture with Nepal

Becky Parker recently spent a couple of weeks in Nepal, learning about hunger and development issues from the people living it. “Nepal has quite a big food security issue. About 40 per cent of the ...

Canada | 23 March 2018
'It's okay to have problems': Canadian farmer talks about mental health support

There's no question that the culture around farming is about being tough and determined. Cattle farmer Kim Jo Bliss knows all too well about the hard, yet rewarding, life of being in agriculture i...

Canada | 23 March 2018
'Trade deals crucial for agriculture trade between Canada and US'

Despite the ongoing NAFTA modernization discussions, Canada remains the US’s top agricultural product export market, says the USDA.

Canada | 16 March 2018
NAFTA exit shouldn’t hurt Canadian agriculture in the short-term

Canadian agriculture is unlikely to be seriously harmed by the collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the short term, one of this country’s leading agriculture economists says. “Ove...

Canada | 12 March 2018
Canada: Under the Liberals, agriculture is an afterthought

By not taking our trade partnerships seriously and ignoring the relationship between international trade and Canadian agriculture is a foolhardy position by the current Liberal government. Canada is t...

Canada | 12 March 2018
‘Trade is vital for our agriculture sector,’ says MacAulay as Canada inks CPTPP

To borrow a sports analogy, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has been playing offence and defence when it comes to seeking international markets for Canadian agricultural products for the past y...

Canada | 20 February 2018
Close to 500 politicos schmooze, feast, and celebrate Canadian Agriculture Day

Several groups from the agriculture industry hosted a reception at the Sir John A. MacDonald Building and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay made an appearance.

Canada | 14 February 2018
Ontario and Canada mark Agriculture Day with landmark agreement

Ontario has signed a new bilateral agreement with the federal government that will support strategic, long-term investments that will spur innovation, economic growth and create jobs in Ontario's agri...

Canada | 14 February 2018
Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Building a strong agriculture sector

Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global mi...

Canada | 13 February 2018
Farmers encouraged to make Agriculture Day meme-able

Canada’s farmers are being urged to make closer connections with the country’s non-farming consumers, in both the real world and cyberspace, as Canada’s Agriculture Day nears. Spearheaded by the ye...

Canada | 10 February 2018
Canadians are gearing up to celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day

Canadians are once again gearing up to celebrate their pride and passion for an industry that puts food on tables across this country and around the world every day. Canada’s Agriculture Day will be ...

Canada | 9 February 2018
Celebrating Canada's Agriculture Day

Canada's Agriculture Day is next Tuesday, February 13, and Manager of Agriculture More than Ever, Candice Hill, says last year was the first year for the day. "We saw people activating coast to coa...

Canada | 8 February 2018
Agriculture group trying to reduce barriers for more women to work on P.E.I. farms

Mary Robinson wants to help more women take advantage of job opportunities on Island farms and she's hoping a proposal by the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture will help make it happen. The federati...

Canada | 6 February 2018
Public input sought on revitalization of Agricultural Land Reserve

The province is seeking the best approaches to improving B.C.'s Agricultural Land Reserve and Commission and it's asking for public input. Last summer, when B.C.Agriculture Minister Lana Popham was...

Canada | 1 February 2018
How new technologies are transforming Alberta agriculture

More than 1,000 farmers came out to the first day of a three-day Edmonton agriculture conference to learn about how new technologies can make their livelihoods more efficient. The FarmTech event at...

Canada | 30 January 2018
Raw milk, raw deal? Farmer fined $1,500, quits milking operation

The cattle have all disappeared, all 11 hoofing it into nearby woods — the Jerseys named Jade, Emilie, Isabelle and Jennifer, Beverly and Apple, and various heifer hangers-on — spooked by the sound of...

Canada | 23 January 2018
Canada’s agriculture hoping to see positive movement NAFTA renegotiation

Negotiators from Canada, the U-S and Mexico are meeting in Montreal this week to continue discussions around potential changes for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Brian Innes is President ...

Canada | 23 January 2018
Farmers and Ottawa 'need better relationship'

Farmers and Ottawa need to have a better relationship. The country deserves it. Among the agricultural community, at least the individuals I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with in Western Canad...

Canada | 22 January 2018
Farmers meet to protect agriculture lands, attract younger generation

Farmers gathered in Fredericton this past week to brainstorm ways to attract young farmers, secure farmland and get more government support. It was part of the annual meeting and conference of the ...

Canada | 22 January 2018
South Delta potato farmer wants Crown lands protected for agriculture and nature

Third-generation farmer Rod Swenson is concerned about the destruction of prime farmland in South Delta and says he hopes that B.C.’s NDP government saves the best of what’s left — more than 250 hecta...

Canada | 18 January 2018
Telus, Microsoft backing agriculture innovation project

Some of this country’s largest technology companies are backing a $250 million, nationwide industry-led project shortlisted for federal innovation funding and designed to spur economic growth by bette...

Canada | 7 January 2018
Vancouver Island farmer milks tech skills to combat dairy industry scourge

Ten years ago, Cory Spencer made a career shift from coding to milking. He left his job as a software developer for a pastoral life of raising goats and making cheese in the Cowichan Valley on Vanc...

Canada | 5 January 2018
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and agri-food to promote trade

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will visit Tennessee from January 5 to 8, 2018, where he will deliver a keynote address to the American Farm Bureau Fede...

Canada | 14 December 2017
Behind the Bitcoin craze, blockchain in agriculture

Across the world Bitcoin has caused a flurry of excitement. But as analysts warn about the potential downfall of the cryptocurrency craze there is a part of it that could survive and change the busine...

Canada | 8 December 2017
Few financial gains for carbon reduction in agriculture

Agriculture’s ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil is gaining traction among climate change policy makers. “No other sector has this ability, and it is bein...

Canada | 3 December 2017
Young farmers key to growth of Canada's agriculture sector

Canada's hardworking farmers and food processors are the backbone of our economy, particularly in rural communities. Their work ensures families have safe, high-quality and delicious food on their ...

Canada | 27 November 2017
Goat farmer speaks out after backlash over business practices

A P.E.I. goat farmer who operates a petting zoo is defending her farm's practice of selling some livestock for meat after a Facebook post generated a heated discussion about the practice. The furor...

Canada | 24 November 2017
Minister of Agriculture strengthens Canada's agri-trade partner's with China

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today wrapped up a successful 10-day visit to China, finishing a series of promotional events and meetings that raised the profile of Canadian...

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