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U.S. Ag Secretary Visits PEI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Prince Edward Island Friday for a meeting with Canada's Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. As expected, supply management was a hot topic during…

Farmers Assesing Hail Damage

Many fields were ravaged by hail, rain and strong winds during Thursday night's storm. Anne Kirk of Manitoba Agriculture says some of the areas affected include Darlingford, Ninette, Winkler, Manitou…

Cereals Canada Reassures Customers Following Discovery Of Unapproved GM Wheat

Cereals Canada is assuring customers of Canadian wheat that there is no commercial production of genetically modified wheat in Canada. On Thursday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) revealed…

Winnipeg Hosts National Ag In The Classroom AGM

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Canada hosted its national AGM and sharing session this week in Winnipeg. The event was held at the Radisson Hotel and at Richardson's Kelburn Farm south of…

GM Wheat Discovered In Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says it has discovered a few genetically modified (GM) and herbicide tolerant wheat plants in Alberta. The isolated discovery was made during the summer of…

Government Updates Food Safety Regulations

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor have announced that final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations were published in Canada Gazette, Part II…

CPTPP Bill Introduced Into House Of Commons

The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) is welcoming the introduction of Bill C-79, the bill to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The…

Red River Basin Commission Develops Tile Drainage By-Law Template

The Red River Basin Commission (RRBC), along with a number of partners, has developed a tile drainage by-law template to assist municipalities with the approval process. “It is to assist them in…

US/Canada Trade Dispute Highlights Importance Of Ratifying CPTPP

Federal Conservative Associate Agriculture and Agri-Food Critic John Barlow says we can't have a trade war with our number one partner. U.S. President Donald Trump recently threatened to match the…

Manitoban Receives Nuffield Scholarship

Ryan Boyd of Forrest, Manitoba is one of five Canadians and the sole Manitoban to receive a 2019 Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship. He'll be receiving the Western Canadian Grains Research Foundation…

June WASDE Report Generally Bullish

The USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report for June was generally bullish, with declines in U.S. corn, soybean and wheat end stocks. That according to Dan Basse,…

Most Areas Of Manitoba Need More Rain

Manitoba Agriculture says that seeding is 99 per cent complete, however there is a small amount of planting that needs to be done in the western part of the province. The weekly crop report notes…

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