Farm groups and agriculture industry organizations are sounding the alarm about the potential for a strike by Canadian Pacific Railway employees in the coming weeks. More than three thousand engineers, conductors, and other railway workers who work for CP and are members in the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have voted in favour of a strike… Read More

On this Farm Rapid Fire edition of RealAg Radio, our host Shaun Haney chats with farmers from across Canada to see what they’re up to. Today’s show features: A Honeybee product spotlight with Jamie Pegg; Martin Van Zandwyk of Drayton, Ont.; Jeff Elder of Wawanesa, Man.; Daryl Fransoo of Glaslyn, Sask.; Kent Erickson of Irma,… Read More

Increased funding for business risk management programs is the main driver of a $23.1 million increase for agriculture in Saskatchewan’s proposed budget. Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer tabled the province’s 2021-22 budget on Tuesday, featuring a deficit of $2.6 billion and a plan to return to balanced books in 2026-27. The budget includes… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Thursday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s farmer rapid fire you’ll hear from: Ryan Barrett, research and agronomy specialist with the PEI potato board, on the snow situation on the east coast; Ken Schaus of Elmwood, Ont., with an update on the cattle market; Korey Peters of Randolph, Man., who’s… Read More

Daryl Fransoo, grain farmer at Glaslyn, Sask., and Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) director joins us for today’s LIVE! to talk farm policy, public trust, and more! Don’t miss a new LIVE! Q&A every weekday at 3 pm Eastern on your favourite social media channel! SUMMARY Grain farmer at Glaslyn, Sask. Brother just joined… Read More

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) has elected a new chair. Daryl Fransoo, who farms near Glaslyn, Sask., was chosen at the most recent Wheat Growers’ board meeting. He replaces Jim Wickett of Rosetown, Sask. Fransoo (pictured above right) farms with his father, growing spring and soft white wheat, malt barley, canola, multiple varieties… Read More

Protesters standing in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s protest of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project have set up blockades in three provinces — Ontario, B.C., and now Manitoba — significantly impacting rail movement and precipitating CN Rail to cancel hundreds of train movements. Many in the agriculture industry are nervous about what this means for… Read More

As the volume of grain backed up on farms in Western Canada grows, proposed transportation legislation that could help grain shippers address poor rail service remains stalled in the Senate. As it’s written right now, Bill C-49 — originally introduced in the House of Commons last spring — would give grain shippers the right to… Read More

 

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