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Comment: Agriculture faces challenges with Liberal minority government

With only four Winnipeg Liberal MPs elected from the Prairies, the sector will fight not to be sidelined

Agriculture didn’t get a lot of attention during the recent federal election and that’s not likely to change with the new Liberal minority government. The government’s priority is survival. That means a laser-like focus on immediate issues, as well as fulfilling major election promises — affordability, climate change and a national pharmacare program. The ‘progressive’ […] Read more



Comment: Where is agriculture in Election 2019?

As a farmer, who grows soybeans, wheat and canola in Manitoba and as a leader in the sector as chair of Soy Canada, I am compelled to raise my voice publicly, as agriculture affects all Canadians. The outcome of this election will shape our nation over the next four years. We need a government with […] Read more







Comment: The dark side of the Non-GMO Project

Critics say this effort has gone awry and is now firmly in the realm of ‘absence claim abuse’

Most consumers have seen the Non-GMO logos on bread and many other food products while shopping at the grocery store. Today in North America, the Non-GMO Project Verified logo is on over 50,000 food products that bring in more than US$30 billion in retail sales. The green leaves and the orange butterfly are literally everywhere […] Read more


Comment: Combining work, life and farm safety

Keeping kids safe on the farm is a complex balance

It’s a story that’s sending a collective shudder through the farming community — and a powerful message. A four-year-old boy died of head injuries last year after he fell out of the skid-steer bucket he was riding in with his brother while their father was using it to move wood chips on their Ontario farm. […] Read more




Editor’s Take: Yellow dogs

Forty-seven years. Under a plan put forward by the Progressive Conservatives in the waning days of the provincial election, that’s how long it will have taken farmers to get a fairer education tax system. It was a foundational issue in 1984 when the province’s general farm organization, the Keystone Agricultural Producers, came into being. To […] Read more




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