Politics & Science

Implications of California’s Proposition 12 Extend Beyond Agriculture

The Senior Counsel for Public Policy with the American Farm Bureau Federation says the implementation of California’s Proposition 12 has implications that extend well beyond the pork industry    …

Canada’s Ag Industry would benefit from Cyber Barn Raising to guard farmers against online attacks

If farmers are under threat, then so are the rest of us,’ researcher Janos Botschner says     by Kate Bueckert – CBC News Cathy Lennon can’t recall the last time…

Tax relief for Prairie livestock producers facing the impacts of extreme weather

Canadian farmers are directly impacted by climate change and its effects can be detrimental to sustaining operations      To provide assurance for producers as they make difficult herd management…

VIDO Explores Mechanisms Responsible for Intrauterine Vaccine Immune Response

Researchers with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization are exploring the mechanisms involved in triggering an immune response in sows and gilts inoculated using intrauterine vaccination by Bruce Cochrane –…

Review of U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade two years under the ‘New NAFTA’

July 1, 2022, marked the second anniversary of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was built on the idea of…

CFIB Report: The Next generation of Agriculture

Canada’s agriculture sector has had its fair share of challenges recruiting youth over the years. To many, this is not news as they have been feeling the effects of the…

NPPC Encourages Stepped Up Biosecurity and Participating in Available Programs to Address ASF Market Disruptions

The National Pork Producers Council is encouraging U.S. pork producers to step up their focus on biosecurity and to take advantage of the various programs available to help maintain market…

Fertilizer reduction targets pitting farmers against federal government

Farmers argue the tactic to lower emissions will reduce yields at a time when food security is a major concern  by Robert Shelton – Financial Post A federal government plan…

Government of Canada invests in improving animal welfare

The humane care and handling of farm animals, and the ability to track their movements, are an important part of the confidence consumers have in their food in Canada Agriculture…

CHARLEBOIS: Canadian farming is losing to urban politics

Aggressive emission targets will likely lead to more people, not fewer, experiencing famine around the world  by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois – Toronto Sun Most Canadians have never been on a…

Avian flu suspected in thousands of dead seabirds washed up on Eastern shores

The carcasses of thousands of migrant seabirds have washed up on the shores of eastern Canada this week and preliminary findings showed that the birds died of avian flu by…

Seafarer shortage stands in way of Ukraine grain corridor

Finding enough seafarers willing to sail ships stuck inside Ukraine’s ports is set to pose a major challenge to the proposed grains corridor designed to ease an international food crisis…

Cargill and Continental Grain Complete Acquisition of Sanderson Farms

Cargill and Continental Grain Company today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Sanderson Farms, Inc. by a joint venture between Cargill and Continental Grain    PR Newswire…

Researchers Examine Role of PCV3 in Infection in Pigs

The results of a Swine Health Information Center funded evaluation of diagnostic data on porcine circovirus type 3 have been posted to the Swine Health Information Center web site  …

The long-term threats to global food security go far beyond Ukraine

In the Middle Ages, people knew from bitter experience that war and pestilence usually ride together with another horseman: famine    by Evan Dyer – CBC News “We face an unprecedented…

Restaurants Canada Welcomes Christian Buhagiar as New President and CEO

Restaurants Canada, the not-for-profit foodservice association representing over 30,000 restaurant operators, foodservice chains and suppliers across Canada, has announced that Christian Buhagiar will assume the role of President and CEO…

30,000 people expected to attend this year’s Ag in Motion

Ag in Motion is back as an in-person event after two years of being held virtually    by Tyler Barrow – CTV News Western Canada’s largest outdoor farm expo kicked…

McDonald’s Canada announces new ambitions to help feed and foster Canadian communities

McDonald’s Canada is marking its first 55 years by sharing its ambitions for its future    Newswire Canada The organization is announcing initiatives—both big and small—to make real and tangible…

Government of Canada invests more than $8.7 million to help farmers adopt clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Across the country, Canadian farmers are on the frontlines of climate change.     The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced 28 additional projects under the…

BC dairy farmers donate $50,000 to Food Banks BC

BC Dairy is donating $50,000 to Food Banks BC in partnership with 31 local restaurants serving meals featuring local dairy products    Global Newswire The donation will be distributed to…

Our September 2022 Issue

In our September issue we examine the impacts of extreme weather on this year’s tax relief for livestock producers, the latest red meat and heart disease study, the 2022 Canadian Beef research and innovation awards, food inflation in the Canadian north, skilled labour shortages, and much more!