Monthly Archives: September 2017

MPSG declares neutral stance on location of potential Manitoba soybean processor

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) has issued a statement saying it is neutral on the location of a potential soybean crush plant in the province. Rapid growth in soybean acres on the eastern side of the prairies has led to interest from growers and industry in establishing a soybean processing facility. A group of… Read more »

Questions linger about U.S. commitment to completing new NAFTA deal

Negotiators are trying to ignore the politics and noise surrounding their attempt to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, but the big decisions will ultimately be made in the political realm. And that means what happens on the ground in the negotiating room has to be within the range of what political leaders, including… Read more »

Bayer partners with FMC to launch $3 for 300 campaign to control cleavers in canola

Bayer and FMC Corporation have partnered up to offer a new deal for growers interested in improving cleaver control in their InVigor hybrid canola. With a minimum purchase of 300 acres of any InVigor hybrid, producers can receive a $3 per acre rebate on their first 300 acres of Command herbicide, for a maximum discount… Read more »

Upcycler AgriProtein set to fly with 20 farms in U.S. and Canada

Self-proclaimed ‘waste-to-nutrient upcycler’, AgriProtein, is set to build 20 farms in the United States and Canada — fly farms, that is. The company started building its first commercial-scale factory in 2014. Just two years later, it announced the securement of 17.5 million USD in capital just to fund expansion in Europe, North America and Asia…. Read more »

Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley announce trial management amalgamation

Alberta Barley this morning announced the appointment of Tom Steve as general manager, a role he will take on in addition to his current role as general manager of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC). “Our board saw this as an excellent opportunity to leverage the strong working relationship we have with the Alberta Wheat Commission,”… Read more »

Progress made on agriculture text in 3rd round of NAFTA talks

Negotiators have made some progress on agriculture-related topics during the third round of NAFTA negotiations in Ottawa this week. A full day of discussions on agriculture took place on Tuesday, with more planned for Wednesday. The U.S. introduced a “consolidated text” for agriculture, compiled from the three countries’ individual submissions, according to a source who… Read more »