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No timeline yet set for BRM reforms

Changes put on hold along with ministers' meeting

Ottawa — Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has confirmed any reforms to business risk management (BRM) programs are being delayed. That confirmation came during a wide-ranging media availability Bibeau held Tuesday. In March, Tom Rosser, an assistant deputy minister at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), said the government is looking at a number of options […] Read more

Younger aggies sought for new Canada-wide council

Twentysomethings and 18- and 19-year-olds who are working in Canadian agriculture and agri-food and “interested in shaping the future of the sector” are being sought for a new federal ag policy advisory council. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on Friday launched the application process for membership in a new Canadian Agricultural Youth Council, setting the […] Read more


Fraser: Bibeau buying time, BRM not a federal priority

The federal government is buying time when it comes to making drastic improvements to AgriStability and other business risk management (BRM) programs. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau recently announced minor, cost-free tweaks to AgriStability, during the same week the public was given an updated look at Canada’s fiscal situation. That update shows the Liberal government’s […] Read more

This year’s Alberta Canola’s Young Leaders are (from left to right): Jadon Hildebrandt, Ian Chitwood, Jill Assenheimer, Adam McMillan, Emily Gatez (side of chair), Steven Cowan, Jeremie Turcotte (seated), Brendon Carlson, Nicole Sendziak, Lucas Bell, Olivia Sederberg, Angela Waughtal (seated), Jeff Porozni, Melissa Stanford (side of chair), Luke Adam, Holly White, Scott Keller.

Training program growing the next generation of farm leaders

Program helps younger farmers become leaders in agriculture and their community

Jeremie Turcotte isn’t so sure he knows enough about agriculture to be considered a ‘young leader’ in the industry. “I never spent a day of my life on a farm until four years ago,” said Turcotte, who now operates a 2,000-acre grain farm with extended family near Peace River. “It’s so new to me, and […] Read more


Report pegs U.S. dairy support levels

U.S. dairy farmers continue to benefit from broad agriculture supports, a study shows. Dairy Farmers of Canada has had Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates regularly study the effect of U.S. government policy on dairy farms in that country. The latest version of the project was released at the Dairy Farmers of Canada policy conference held […] Read more