An advisory panel was named in February and tasked with providing government advice on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050, but nobody on it has intimate knowledge of agriculture or farming. | File photo

Ag wants say on proposed climate law

Agricultural stakeholders continue to argue Canada’s proposed accountability law to achieve climate goals should be amended to include more industry representation. A parliamentary committee studying Bill C-12, the law that would set national targets for the reduction of greenhouse gasses, has been hearing testimony from witnesses throughout May and June. An advisory panel was named […] Read more

The program includes $647 million stretched over 10 years to help producers remain competitive, and is part of the government's compensation for negotiating away parts of the supply managed markets. | File photo

Poultry, egg compensation applications now available

Applications for the Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program are now being accepted. The program includes $647 million stretched over 10 years to help producers remain competitive, and is part of the government’s compensation for negotiating away parts of the supply managed markets. Producers are entitled to a dollar amount based on their quota holdings […] Read more

Every Canadian has a role to play in reconciliation. | File photo

Agriculture has a role to play as country acts on reconciliation

Canadian agriculture has a role to play in reconciliation. The important role of reconciliation was once again made painfully clear when the remains of 215 children were found on the site of a former residential school in British Columbia. It is the latest example of why Canada’s residential school system has been described as “cultural […] Read more


The program includes $647 million stretched over 10 years to help producers remain competitive, and is part of the government's compensation for negotiating away parts of the supply managed markets. | File photo

Poultry, egg farmers now able to access compensation dollars

Applications for the Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) are now being accepted. The program includes $647 million stretched over 10 years to help producers remain competitive, and is part of the government’s compensation for negotiating away parts of the supply managed markets. Producers are entitled to a dollar amount based on their quota […] Read more

An advisory panel was named in February and tasked with providing government advice on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050, but nobody on it has intimate knowledge of agriculture or farming. | File photo

Ag stakeholders weigh in on proposed climate law

Agricultural stakeholders continue to argue Canada’s proposed accountability law to achieve climate goals should be amended to include more industry representation. A parliamentary committee studying Bill C-12, the law that would set national targets for the reduction of greenhouse gasses, has been hearing testimony from witnesses throughout May and June. An advisory panel was named […] Read more


The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) expires at the end of March 2023. The contentious nature of federalism means negotiations of this nature are usually time consuming. | Screencap via agr.gc.ca

Feds launch CAP consultations

Consultations for Canada’s next agricultural policy framework are officially underway. Known as the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), the agreement in place now is a $3 billion deal between federal, provincial and territorial governments that funds a wide range of programming. It expires at the end of March 2023. The contentious nature of federalism means negotiations […] Read more

Starting last October, MPs from each of Canada's major political parties took part in meetings where witnesses spoke about trade and the pandemic. Government officials, trade associations, academics and others, like the Canola Council of Canada, were heard. | Screencap via ourcommons.ca

Report suggests better co-ordination of trade

Creating more export opportunities was also included in a new parliamentary report that studied post-pandemic trade potential

Better co-ordination across government agencies, the creation of more export opportunities for agri-tech and an increased focus on trade are recommendations found in a parliamentary report focused on international trade and COVID-19. The standing committee on international trade released its interim report in May, outlining four recommendations. Starting last October, MPs from each of Canada’s […] Read more

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is offering the free guide in English, French and Spanish. | Screencap via Twitter/@CCOHS

Foreign workers updated on COVID-19

An online course to help producers and international farm workers protect themselves from COVID-19 is being launched. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is offering the free guide in English, French and Spanish. Participants will learn methods of preventing the spread of COVID-19, which has caused deaths and illnesses on Canadian farms […] Read more


Advocates contend the new program is the latest in a series of public policy failures surrounding migrant workers. | File photo

Foreign worker policy criticized

Migrant farm workers will be able to apply for permanent residency through a new federal program, but critics say the Liberals plan is flawed. Essential temporary foreign workers and international graduates from Canadian schools will be able to apply for one of the 90,000 new permanent residencies. There are 30,000 spots dedicated to temporary workers […] Read more

Released this month, the report lists 400 actions that will need to be taken to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, an ambitious goal set by world leaders in Europe and the United States. | Screencap via iea.org

International energy report has consequences for producers

The International Energy Agency’s report on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve global targets bolsters the case more needs to be done in agriculture to combat climate change. Producers, as the report noted, can’t be excluded from that effort. Released this month, the report lists 400 actions that will need to be taken to reach […] Read more