Western Producer reporter Ed White sat down with federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau last week while she was in Winnipeg.  |  Supplied photo

A deliberate and unhurried hand at the agricultural policy tiller

Marie-Claude Bibeau isn't likely to shy away from tough areas, or be rushed into "fixing" them

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau isn’t scare of talking about agricultural policy. That’s a good thing, because one thing any Canadian Agriculture Minister must be willing to do is talk about ag policy. And talk and talk and talk. Everybody wants to talk to whoever the ag minister is, and in the agriculture industry that […] Read more

David Marit, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture, burns the ceremonial Canadian Western Agribition brand while federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau looks on, Nov. 25. Bibeau  told reporters that the government continues to hope the strike at Canadian National Railway can be resolved by the workers and company on their own but that all options are on the table, and there is no timeline for when the government might intervene.  |  William DeKay photo

Bibeau hopes CN, union can resolve strike

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the government continues to hope the strike at Canadian National Railway can be resolved by the workers and company on their own. She told reporters at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina that all options are on the table, but there is no timeline for when the government might intervene. […] Read more

Minister Bibeau's government increases cash advances for farmers and extends program deadlines.  |  Ed White photo

Feds hike cash advances, extend AgriStability deadline

Ottawa has increased to $1 million the cash available to farmers under the Advance Payment Program and extended the deadline to participate in AgriStability as a result of the ongoing trade dispute with China. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr announced the measures this morning. While all farmers are eligible for […] Read more