Canada’s trade hurdle is all about supply management

The federal government has not explicitly stated that supply management is non-negotiable

Canada’s trade hurdle is all about supply managementBy Steven Globerman and Gary Hufbauer The Fraser Institute As North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks continue, much remains undecided. The United States and Mexico have already reached an agreement in principle on a new free-trade arrangement. But in light of Trump’s complaints about Canadian dairy tariffs, the highest hurdle for Canada will be…

BMO launches loan program to help young farmers

‘We see a need for programs and incentives to attract and support younger Canadians into the sector’

BMO launches loan program to help young farmersBMO Bank of Montreal has introduce a new loan program to support young Canadians in agriculture. BMO says the program is a first for a Canadian chartered bank. The bank said the BMO Young Farmer Program offers loans of up to $1 million in an environment where the total number of farm operators in the…

G-Mac’s expanding at Brock

New facility will provide the company with access to rail service for the delivery of fertilizer

G-Mac’s expanding at Brock  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc. is building its asset base by adding a new facility in Brock and the location is going to provide the company with access to rail service. Ground work for the project started in 2017 and more recent work has included the foundation. The facility will be…

Canadian Pacific moving more grain

Railway plans to spend more than $1.55 billion in capital investments in 2018

Canadian Pacific moving more grainCanadian Pacific railway announced on Monday that it moved 25.8 million tonnes of Western Canadian grain and grain products, soybeans and other non-regulated principal field crops during the 2017-2018 crop year, up one per cent over the 2016-2017 crop-year and one per cent above its three-year average. It also said that September 2017 was CP's…

Monsanto lawsuit ruling leaves Bayer in need of more Aspirin

Monsanto, now a division of Bayer, ordered to pay $289M to a single plaintiff. Even if Monsanto’s brands no longer exist, its legacy remains

Monsanto lawsuit ruling leaves Bayer in need of more AspirinIn California, where lawsuits can be found more easily than drinking water, German chemical giant Bayer has been dealt a huge legal blow. Monsanto, now a division of Bayer, was ordered to pay a whopping US$289 million in damages to a gardener suffering from cancer, allegedly from using Monsanto products. Given that more than 5,000 such…

Kindersley businessman needs support to be ‘rescued’

Garth MacDonald is one of five Saskatchewan community leaders who will compete in challenges while raising money for STARS Air Ambulance

Kindersley businessman needs support to be ‘rescued’Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The fourth annual STARS Rescue on the Prairies fundraiser is in progress, and a local businessman is participating in the event for a second time in three years. Garth MacDonald, the president and CEO of G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc., is one of five Saskatchewan community leaders waiting to be whisked away…

Canada can eliminate supply management by following Australia’s lead

The opening of the dairy market was done systematically over eight years to allow time for farmers to transition

Canada can eliminate supply management by following Australia’s leadBy Jon Berry, Alan Oxley and Dan LeRoy The Fraser Institute As trade tensions between Canada and the United States over North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations continue, and U.S. President Donald Trump places Canada’s protection of various sectors of its agricultural industry front and centre, Canadian policy-makers would be well advised to learn lessons…

Dirt racers, tractor pull competitors ready to roar

Drag races set for this weekend. Event also features cabarets on both nights, monster truck rides and inflatable jumpers for the children

Dirt racers, tractor pull competitors ready to roarKenneth Brown of The Clarion The roar of blown engines will be heard east of Kindersley on the weekend with the return of dirt racers and tractor pullers to the East 40 Motorplex. The Kindersley Dirt Drags and Truck and Tractor Pulls take place on July 20-21 at the motorplex located five miles east of…

Youth pull handcarts across the prairie in pioneer re-enactment

Through heat and driving winds, they slept in tents, ate biscuits and stew, and struggled to pull and push a loaded cart over the hills and mud ruts

Youth pull handcarts across the prairie in pioneer re-enactment  Contributed story For four days from July 6-9, a group of 80 Saskatchewan teenagers gave up cellphones and the comforts of home to don pioneer clothing and pull handcarts for 30 km across the open prairie. Through exhausting heat and driving winds, they slept in tents, ate biscuits and stew, and struggled to pull…

Canada wins if the globe warms but we must be ready

If the Earth warmed as much as models say, the increase in Canada's arable land would be an area two times the size of Quebec

Canada wins if the globe warms but we must be ready“Why can’t Al Gore be right?” asked my friend as we suffered another bitter Canadian winter. Intolerable Januaries aside, global warming alarmists suggest we should be happy if global warming doesn’t occur. But that may not be the case, especially for Canadians. A recent scientific analysis says that if climate models are correct, Canada could…

Town to customize incentive for local company

Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc., owner of the Case IH dealership, plans to develop a parcel of land on the south side of Highway 7

Town to customize incentive for local companyKenneth Brown of The Clarion Town officials are going to customize a tax incentive for a local farm implement dealership looking to develop a parcel of land on the east edge of town. Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc., owner of the Case IH dealership on 12th Ave. West, has plans to develop a parcel of land…

Kindersley Mason receives special recognition

Harold Appleby given the provincial Grand Master’s Masonic Meritorious Service Award after 63 years of active service

Kindersley Mason receives special recognitionKenneth Brown of The Clarion Harold Appleby has been a member of the Kindersley Masonic Lodge for 63 years and his influence on a provincial grand master earned him special recognition. The long-time Mason has received the Grand Master’s Masonic Meritorious Service Award, a provincial honour that is given out at the direction of the…

Loblaw increases ‘buying local’ spending to support Canadian farmers

The company says it will work directly with local farmers to implement innovative growing methods or plant non-traditional crops

Loblaw increases ‘buying local’ spending to support Canadian farmersLoblaw Companies Ltd. will spend $150 million more each year by 2025 buying local, fresh Canadian produce that otherwise would have been imported from around the world. The company said in a news release on Wednesday that it will work directly with local farmers to implement innovative growing methods or plant non-traditional crops, extending the…

Canada must abandon agriculture marketing boards

Why should the U.S. not put barriers up against our products when we so effectively keep out some of theirs?

Canada must abandon agriculture marketing boardsSometimes political parties and the governments and oppositions they form forget that they exist to improve and enhance the lives of the Canadians who vote for them. So it made me very happy to see the federal Conservatives pressuring the Liberal government to let us know what a carbon tax would cost the average Canadian…
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