Agriculture received multiple mentions in the 2022 federal budget unveiled on Thursday, mostly in the context of climate programs that had previously been announced. The budget, with its projected $52.8 billion deficit, also included some tax changes that could potentially impact farmers. As part of this live episode of RealAg Politics, we unpacked what was… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio; we appreciate you being here. On today’s show you’ll hear from: Dave Carey, vice president of government and industry relations at Canadian Canola Growers Association, and Keith Currie, president of Canadian Federation of Agriculture talk about the Agriculture Carbon Alliance; A product spotlight with Steven Linzmayer of… Read More

Three of Ontario’s ministries (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Health; and Labour, Training and Skills Development) have committed to a strategy to prevent COVID-19 transmission, and protect workers and the province’s food supply chain ahead of next year’s growing season. The joint government-industry Prevention, Control and Outbreak Support Strategy for COVID-19 in Ontario’s Farm Workers… Read More

Today’s show covers a variety of topics, from seed value creation to animal activists. Hear: Tyler McCann, Canadian Seed Trade Association, on the new Seed Variety Use Agreement (SVUA) pilot program; A product spotlight with Graham Collier, Nufarm; Todd Lewis, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, talks meeting the Chinese ambassador, the rail blockades, and the… Read More

Following the retirement of Neil Currie come the end of August, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has announced its new general manager. Cathy Lennon will take over, bringing a “plethora of experience.” “OFA is grateful to the long-term leadership of retiring general manager Neil Currie,” says Keith Currie, OFA president. “He had led our… Read More

 

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