Trump Targets Canadian Dairy Industry Amid Possible Trade War

U.S. President Donald Trump has made Canada's supply managed dairy sector one of his trade targets in addition to steel and aluminum.

Canada's Associate Ag Critic, John Barlow, says if Canada opened it's borders to more American dairy, our market's not big enough for the U.S. to fix their over supply of dairy by shipping the excess here.  

Read More:

 

June WASDE Report Generally Bullish

There were no big surprises in yesterday's USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report.

Dan Basse, President of Ag Resource Company in Chicago, says the report for June was generally bullish, with declines in U.S. corn, soybean and wheat end stocks.

Read More:

 

Opportunity to Join New Local Food Council

Applications are now open for Alberta’s first ever Local Food Council.

The Council will give recommendations on Provincial policies, programs, pilot projects and initiatives to support the continued growth and sustainability of Alberta’s local food sector.

Learn more by following the link.

 
Proud to Bee a 4-H'er

Over the past five years, 140,000 pollinator-friendly seed packets have been distributed across Canada by 4-H members.

The seed packets contain a diverse mix of perennial and annual wildflowers for pollinators, such as bees, to feed on.

The collaborative effort between Syngenta Canada and 4-H Canada is a way to start conversations about bees, sustainable food, and the agricultural sector.

 

Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected]

More Ag News

Agriflash Headlines for August 13

Twitter Diplomacy Not Good For Local Producers Foothills MP and Associate Agriculture Critic, John Barlow, says it's farmers and ranchers that are paying the price for the Trudeau Liberals Twitter…

Beef Industry Worried New Food Guide Will Mislead Canadians

With the revised Canada's Food Guide set to be released at the end of the year, the beef industry is still advocating for changes. Manager of Public and Stakeholder Engagement with the Canadian…

Saskatchewan Ag Minister Stepping Down

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has announced plans to step away from the agriculture portfolio as he battles colorectal cancer. This is the second time in four years that he has been…

USDA Releases August WASDE Report

The USDA released its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday. The report forecast record corn (178.4 bushels per acre) and soybean (51.6) yields for the U.S.…

Rare Opportunity to Tour OH Ranch

The public will have a rare opportunity to tour the OH Ranch west of Longview, AB. Saturday, August 18, the Calgary Stampede is opening up the ranch gates as part of Alberta Open Farm Days. People…

Creating Consumer Confidence in Beef

This Spring marked the official creation and funding of an issues management program under the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. In April 2018, the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off was increased from…

Agriflash Headlines for August 10

Keeping an Eye on Livestock in this Hot Weather With scorching temperatures in the forecast, producers are reminded to look for signs of heat stress in their livestock. Extension Coordinator with…

Agriflash Headlines for August 9

Saudi Arabia Closes Borders to Canadian Wheat and Barley Saudi Arabia has stopped all imports of Canadian wheat and barley. This is a result of a diplomatic dispute between the two countries. Canada…

Keeping Livestock Cool in this Week's Scorching Temperatures

With scorching temperatures in the forecast, producers are reminded to look for signs of heat stress in their livestock. Extension Coordinator with Alberta Farm Animal Care, Melissa Moggy, says this…

Agriflash Headlines for August 8

A Combine World Record! Last weekend, 303 combines in Winkler, Manitoba harvested a winter wheat field in under seven minutes, setting a new Guinness World Record for the most combines working…

CochraneNow.com is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login