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Canada | 14 June 2018
Canada says 'we must always remember’ US is biggest agri-customer

Minister of Agriculture says we ‘must always remember’ U.S. is our biggest customer Lawrence MacAulay talks about how important the relationship between the U.S. and Canada is to the agricultural s...


Canada | 13 June 2018
Continued frost has everything 'rolling backwards' for farmer

There was another frost across Prince Edward Island and the costs are piling up for many Island farmers. "It's kind of disheartening," said Greg MacKenzie of MacKenzie Produce in Stratford. "Eve...


Canada | 12 June 2018
Farmer caught in the middle as Trump and Trudeau spar over dairy

Dairy farmers are being made into scapegoats in the brewing trade war between Canada and the United States, according to one Manitoba producer. U.S. President Donald Trump has made Canada's supply-...


Canada | 1 June 2018
Explain that $30 billion farm spending war chest

Canada wants the United States to explain why its lawmakers have made an additional $30 billion available to support U.S. farmers hit by trade woes, and how Washington might distribute the money, acco...


Canada | 21 May 2018
N.W.T. government announces $5.6M for agriculture projects

Agriculture groups in the Northwest Territories looking to expand their business now have the opportunity to apply for new funding. The territorial government announced on Friday $5.6 million towar...


Canada | 16 May 2018
Big tech inventions in agriculture look to solve common problems

In plant nurseries and greenhouses around B.C., there are workers whose job it is to pick up and place potted plants all day long, causing back injuries and lost time at work that may now be eased wit...


Canada | 11 May 2018
Alberta’s organic heartland wants to bring more farmers on board

Being Alberta’s most northerly rural municipality isn’t Mackenzie County’s only claim to fame. “Right now, Mackenzie County has the highest number of organic farmers,” said Jacob Marfo, manager and...


Canada | 2 May 2018
Women in Canada are choosing farming careers but barriers persist

It was Nicole Fossheim's grandfather who first decided to set down roots near Edson, Alta., and start a family farm. Her dad followed in his father's bootsteps, raising cattle and a family of five on ...


Canada | 25 April 2018
Community to clean up farmer's flood-ravaged fields

Kevin Conroy was facing the seemingly endless and costly task of restoring the fields at his dairy farm in Hoyt that was severely damaged by flash floods in January. The small community about 55 ki...


Canada | 20 April 2018
Farmer pleads guilty to pesticide offence after fish kill

A Cornwall, P.E.I., farmer will be sentenced next week for an infraction under the Pesticide Control Act. Edwin Scott, 64, pleaded guilty Wednesday in court in Charlottetown. The court heard Sco...


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...