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2019

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CFA President Looks Back on 2019

During her year-end interview, Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Mary Robinson says farmers faced a number of challenges in 2019. "We had cold and wet, we had dry and hot, so I think... read more..

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Durum New Crop Trade Mission

New Crop Trade Missions play a very important role in helping our international buyers have a better understanding of the quality of the Canadian Crop. Jake Leguee, a farmer from Fillmore, and a Dire... read more..

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2019 Volatile Year In Agriculture

The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) says 2019 was a very volatile, uncertain year. JP Gervais says two things really stand out for the agriculture sector, trade and weather... read more..

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Western Canadian Wheat Growers Disappointed In Federal Government's Lack Of Action

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are disappointed in the lack of action coming out of this week's Federal, Provincial and Territorial Agriculture Ministers Meeting. A release from the Wheat Growers... read more..

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Trust in Farmer's Remains High

Farmers remain one of the most trusted groups according to a recent public opinion poll. Marilyn Braun Pollen with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says in the poll farmers well ahead ... read more..

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Province's Ag Minister Pleased With Discussion At Federal Meeting

Agriculture Minister David Marit took part in this week’s Ag Ministers meeting in Ottawa and says he was able to focus on some key issues of concern for producers here. In an advance meeting wi... read more..

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Canadians Feel Food Prices Are Increasing Faster Than Household Income

The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University is releasing results of a cross-Canada survey on food affordability and food-related resolutions for 2020. A total of 87% of Canadians believe food... read more..

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Ag Ministers Discuss Changes To AgriStability

The country's agriculture ministers met Tuesday in Ottawa. One of the items discussed was how to improve Business Risk Management (BRM) programs. "Ministers have asked officials to change the treatm... read more..

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CN Rail Grain Movement Back To Pre-Strike Pace

Last week, CN Rail reported they're back on track with Canadian grain movement after the eight-day strike at the end of November. Over 3,000 rail company employees went on strike Tuesday, November 19... read more..

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Ministry of Agriculture To Open Office In Humboldt

The Ministry of Agriculture is moving to Humboldt next year. In March, the Ministry will be relocating its office from Watrous along with its current staff. Agriculture Minister David Marit says the... read more..

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4-H Canada and FCC Continue To Work Together

Farm Credit Canada’s 4-H Club Fund will contribute $100,000 in grants to 206 4-H clubs, districts and regions across Canada in the New Year. The Fund awards up to $500 to local 4-H clubs every ... read more..

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Grain Theft Near Langenburg

A harsh reminder for producers to closely monitor their grain in storage not only for crop-related issues, but theft as well. The Esterhazy/Langenburg RCMP Detachment are investigating a recent grain... read more..

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CFA Statement on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mandate Letter

The following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Mary Robinson on the recently released mandate letter for the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude B... read more..

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Ag Minister Bibeau Receives Mandate Letter From PMO

The following mandate letter was given to Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It was posted on the website for the Office of the Prime Minister: Dear ... read more..

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APAS Members Focus On Key Issues Of Concern For The Ag Sector

President Todd Lewis says they covered a lot of ground and brought in some key speakers for their AGM. He says Murad Al’Katib  gave an update on the Arctic Gateway at Churchill. "There're... read more..

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Agriculture Ministers Meet In Ottawa

Agriculture Minister David Marit is in Ottawa today for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Agriculture Ministers Meeting. Farm groups are hoping the issue of the carbon tax for farm use on propa... read more..

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CCA Looking For Quick Ratification Of CUSMA

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is hoping the Canada, U-S Mexico Agreement moves quickly through ratification as the final text of the trade deal was agreed to last week. Fawn Jackson, the... read more..

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Food Professor Warns Of Possible Potato Shortage

Potato availability in 2020 may be impacted by the difficult harvest this year. Statistics Canada is reporting that more than 360,000 acres of potatoes were planted, however, more than 20,000 acres w... read more..

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Ag Critic "Cautiously Optimistic" About Transport Regulation Phase In For Cattle Industry

The federal government's granted the cattle industry a two-year phase-in period to adjust to new animal transportation regulations coming into effect in February 2020. The proposed new regulat read more..

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SaskBarley Welcomes New Directors

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission will welcome three new directors in the new year. Joining the Sask Barley board in 2020 will be incumbent Keith Rueve of Muenster, and newcomers Glenn W... read more..

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Grain Dryer Fire

The Melfort Fire Department was called into action early Wednesday morning to deal with a grain dryer fire in the RM of Flett Springs. Crews were on the scene for over four hours and were able to sal... read more..

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CFA Applauds Signing Of Revised NAFTA

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is applauding this week's signing of a revised NAFTA agreement. Officials from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico met in Mexico City to approve the deal. "First... read more..

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NFU Releases Report On Climate Crisis

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has released a new report focusing on the climate crisis. Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis: A Transformative Strategy for Canadian Farmers and Food Sys... read more..

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Beef Industry Gets A 2 Year Transition Period For New Livestock Transport Regulations

The Canadian Cattlemen Association met with MP’s in Ottawa yesterday to talk about issues of concern for the beef sector. One key issue of concern for the industry has been new transport regula... read more..

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McDonald's Names First Canadian Flagship Farmer

A Southern Alberta rancher continues his journey telling the story of Canada's beef industry with the help of restaurant giant, McDonald's. Stephen Hughes from Chinook Ranch near Longview has been na... read more..

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G3 Canada Expanding Their Operation In The Prairies

The Swift Current skyline will have a new grain terminal in 2021. G3 Canada announcing plans today to build two new facilities, one in Swift Current and one in Vermilion, Alberta. G3 CEO Don Chapman... read more..

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FCC's 2019 Ag Risk Survey Shows Marketing Is Key Concern

Craig Klemmer is Farm Credit Canada’s Principal Agricultural Economist and says when it comes to marketing risk producers identified commodity price, market access and consumer food prefere... read more..

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Drought Stricken Australia Importing Canadian Wheat

A weather and market analyst is pointing to the drought in Australia as an area he sees an opportunity for Western Canadian farmers, as the country faces its third consecutive year of these burde... read more..

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CP Rail Sets New Monthly Record

CP Rail moved more Canadian grain and grain products in November 2019 than any month in its history. CP delivered 2.74 million metric tonnes (MMT) during November, beating the October 2019 all-time r... read more..

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Oat Acres Expected To Increase In 2020

The Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) held its AGM last week in Winnipeg. Brennan Turner with FarmLead gave a talk on the oats market heading into 2020. "The elephant in the room is always the ... read more..

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