AGI promotes Paul Householder to COO
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Buhler Industries announces election of directors
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Three-year Cleanfarms project focusing on improving Ag plastic recycling
Cleanfarms project is examining how plastic wrap and other used materials can be recovered for recycling.
Ont. govt. investing $2.35M in advanced animal research
Research investment will help farmers safely manage livestock
Yukoners turn to farming to build self sufficiency, market for local food
As Yukon’s local food business develops, there’s potential to start exporting food products to Alaska or southern Canada
Outbreaks on farms are holding back the entire region, says Windsor, Ont., mayor
The mayor said public health officials have failed to ensure all migrant workers are tested for COVID-19
Animal rights activists say agriculture bill violates charter rights
Proposed law would increase protection for farmers against civil liability, fines for trespassing up to $15,000.
Ranchers, feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19
Cargill plant in High River shut down for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak, now operating at about 60% capacity.
Alberta investing $40M in food, farming, and forestry innovation
ERA will provide near-term capital for challenge projects that lead to longer term economic recovery, investment attraction and job creation.
120 workers test positive for COVID-19 at farm near Simcoe
Approximately 20,000 migrant workers come to Ontario each year to work on farms and in greenhouses.
Longer growing seasons have limited effect on combating climate change
If plant growth keeps increasing, length of the growing season could remove CO2 emissions from the atmosphere.
Feds to unveil emergency aid for agri-food sector hit hard by COVID-19
Farmers are making decisions about whether to plant crops, culling livestock because of reduced meat processing capacity.
Enough food but COVID-19 will still cause challenges: Bibeau
Labour shortages on farms and illness among employees at processing plants affect the food supply.
Feds invest $2.3M in potato disease research
As part of the project, the Canadian Horticulture Council will survey potato fields to determine the levels of Potato Early Dying disease
Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades
Producers are having difficulty getting their products to market
Climate change could open new land to farming, but caution needed: study
Big winners would be Canada and Russia, more than four million square kilometres of boreal forest would become arable land.
Competition Bureau investigating agricultural suppliers over sales activity
Looking at whether the companies restricted or refused to sell product to retailer Farmer Business Network Canada.
Dairy industry warns of price hike as a result of NB Saputo plant closure
Farmers will have to ship their milk as far as Victoriaville, Que., or Dartmouth, NS, for processing.
Switching grape varieties helps winemakers adapt to climate change: study
Wine grapes are sensitive to temperature, so many growers have been feeling the effects of a changing climate for decades.
Ben & Jerry’s sued over ‘happy cow’ characterization
False advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from “happy cows.”
China tempers hopes about US tariff war truce
US complaints China steals or pressures companies to hand over technology have not been addressed.
Alberta to introduce bills on farm safety, greenhouse gas emissions
New budget coming. Premier Jason Kenney said there will be restraint.
US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade
U.S. farmers have been operating at a disadvantage in Japan since Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Chinese importers looking at buying more US farm goods
Beijing blocked imports of U.S. soybeans and raised tariffs on other farm products in response to Trump’s duty increases on Chinese goods.
Jury: Monsanto to pay US$2B in weed killer cancer case
Third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August.
Saskatchewan premier wants more action against China over canola
Scott Moe says farmers are ready to start putting seed in the ground and more action is needed from the federal government.
Canada looking for new canola customers, pushing China to verify claims: Carr
Feds are pushing China to allow Canadian delegation to visit China to verify complaints that Canadian canola is contaminated with pests.
US wins WTO case against China over grain exports
China can appeal the decision.
Chinese evidence behind canola impasse? Nothing so far: Carr
International Trade minister said Canada is pushing to solve the economically important matter.
AGI acquires machinery maker Millitec in India for $109.5M
Winnipeg manufacturer moves into the rice processing systems space with a complete product line.
Canadian dairy farmers’ group pans new trade pact with US, Mexico
Group says greater market access and elimination of competitive dairy classes will shrink the Canadian industry.
US, Japan agree to negotiate a free trade agreement
A significant shift by Tokyo.