The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is welcoming a new face to their team, as Dion McGrath has steps in as the producer organization’s executive director. APAS says McGrath’s previous experience as the former CEO of Southeast College at Weyburn, Sask., his executive roles in the public sector and his personal endeavours with his… Read More

California’s environmental rules and regulations often set the pace for the rest of America. So when the state passed its latest law regarding phasing out gas powered passenger vehicles by 2035, the rest of North America took notice. Floyd Vergara, director of state governmental affairs with Clean Fuels Alliance America, explains that there are details… Read More

Next spring, Albertans will cast their vote for the next premier. In the running to lead the current governing United Conservative Party (UCP) is former rancher and Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) president, Travis Toews. Toews has well-established roots in rural Alberta through his cattle operation and oilfield environmental company. In 2019, he was elected MLA… Read More

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association has announced the hiring of its new CEO. Grant McLellan, who has served as chief of staff for several Saskatchewan cabinet ministers, including the ministers of agriculture and trade, will step into the role September 12th. He will replace Ryder Lee, who is moving on to serve as the general manager… Read More

Alberta farmers who pay a levy to the Alberta Barley Commission or the Alberta Wheat Commission will have the opportunity to vote on amalgamating the two organizations in October. The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council, working with third-party advisor MNP and the two commissions, will be administering two online plebiscites: one for barley growers, and… Read More

In the food-grade soybean business, seed companies must maintain a sharp focus on end-user requirements and what growers need to do to meet those market demands. For Sevita International general manager Sandy Hart, the company’s success rests on its ability to breed soybean genetics that create value for end-users through food qualities that include protein,… Read More

This column was submitted to RealAgriculture by Cam Dahl, of the Manitoba Pork Council. What is a farmer’s relationship with environmental and animal welfare certification programs? Would it be right to say that it’s complicated? On one hand, farmers feel targeted by those in the activist community who reject the realities of modern agriculture. No… Read More

As the federal government has announced it’s desire for a 30 per cent reduction in fertilizer emissions, specifically from nitrogen, the name of the game now is, how? For this Wheat School episode, Dr. Sheri Strydhorst, agronomy research specialist with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission, talks about the nitrogen cycle and takes a scientific approach to… Read More

The Canadian Beef Industry Conference was held at Penticton, B.C., this week, reconnecting the beef industry in-person after several years. One of the key members in attendance was Anne Wasko, who is wrapping up her four-year tenure as chair of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis was at the conference and caught… Read More

 

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