NAFTA’s demise would force agri-food sector to adapt

NAFTA’s demise would force agri-food sector to adapt
Blame Washington all you want for the NAFTA impasse, but Canada has not demonstrated it wants to liberalize its trading position either By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Talks to refresh North America’s trade agreement seem to be heading nowhere, and that could spell serious trouble for our agrifood sector. Wanting to push back on Mexico’s... Read More

More mortgage red tape could hurt homebuyers

More mortgage red tape could hurt homebuyers
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions wants to further stiffen the guidelines for those who put 20 per cent or more down when  purchasing a home By Neil Mohindra Public policy consultant The Fraser Institute Amid widespread concern about housing affordability across Canada, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), the country’s safety and soundness financial regulator,... Read More

Agriculture looks to space in latest push for precision agriculture

Agriculture looks to space in latest push for precision agriculture
CALGARY — Farmers are looking to space in the continuous push to better know what’s going on in their fields, and a growing number of public and private initiatives are helping get them there. One of the latest is a partnership between Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge and San Francisco-based Planet announced Wednesday, with the two planning to combine precision agriculture programs... Read More

All 4 United Conservative Party leadership candidates vow to repeal farm law

All 4 United Conservative Party leadership candidates vow to repeal farm law
RED DEER, Alta. — All four candidates vying to become the leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party say they would get rid farm safety legislation brought in by the NDP government. Jason Kenney, Doug Schweitzer, Brian Jean and Jeff Callaway were asked Tuesday night at a debate in Red Deer what they would do with the legislation, which puts farms... Read More

Grain handlers spending big as Canadian crops set to feed more of the world

Grain handlers spending big as Canadian crops set to feed more of the world
The gatekeepers of Canada’s rich agriculture exports are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade export terminals as they prepare the country to become an ever-growing bread basket to the world. Canadian grain shipments have been steadily rising and hit a record high in the last crop year. And Canadian companies are making long-term bets on the growth of... Read More

UFA Co-operative closing 12-store Wholesale Sports chain in Western Canada

UFA Co-operative closing 12-store Wholesale Sports chain in Western Canada
The Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters chain of a dozen hunting, fishing and camping supply stores in Western Canada is shutting down after 30 years in business. The operation owned by Calgary-based UFA Co-operative Ltd. closed stores on Thursday afternoon to tell the 545 staff their jobs were ending. Most will be laid off but some may be hired at UFA’s... Read More

Days of supply management may finally be coming to an end

Days of supply management may finally be coming to an end
And if they are, Canadian consumers with have NAFTA 2.0 and Donald Trump to thank for the decrease in the price of dairy products By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Canada’s supply management system is a textbook case for food sovereignty. But the social contract the system represents may need to be redrafted as we head... Read More

Want an innovative economy? Fund research

Want an innovative economy? Fund research
To transform Canada’s ability to compete on the global stage requires a significant funding commitment to research By Paul Armstrong & Carol Herbert EvidenceNetwork.ca, Troy Media With Canada’s 150th birthday squarely in the rear-view mirror, we should now look to our future. Our government has been staking much on an “innovation economy.” So how do we get there? Follow the... Read More

Is New Global Energy positioning itself for profitability?

Is New Global Energy positioning itself for profitability?
New_Global_Energy Inc. (OTCQB: NGEY) saw some activity during today’s market session with way above average volume on no news resulting with a 12% gain in stock price by market close. The Company is focused on acquiring high-growth firms, assets and properties in the Aqua-Farming, Agriculture, and Health & Wellness industries and operates a tilapia farm in the Coachella Valley. New... Read More

Terra Tech Returning to 52 Week High

Terra Tech Returning to 52 Week High
Terra Tech Corp (OTCQX: TRTC) continues to make further strides since our initial coverage on April 1, 2016 @ $0.26 cents. The vertically integrated, cannabis-focused agriculture company, launched a new line of pre-filled medical cannabis cartridges. An initial order worth approximately $170,000 for 10,000 units was received immediately following the new product announcement. This is the first of several cartridge... Read More