Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) celebrated Canada's Ag Day by unveiling a diverse group of industry leaders for the first-ever "Top 50 in Canadian Agriculture" campaign. In late 2020, CWA and FCC teamed up to launch the search for the Top 50 most influential leaders in Canadian agriculture. The nomination-based campaign ran coast-to-coast and consisted of five unique categories:
The Canadian Canola Growers Association’s board of directors has elected Mike Ammeter from Sylvan Lake, Alberta as Chair. He moves into the role for a two-year term taking over from Bernie McClean.
Farmers enrolled in Saskatchewan Crop Insurance will be paying higher premiums for higher coverage levels in 2021. Jeff Morrow, the Acting CEO and President of SCIC says producers will be looking at on average just over a $1 per acre more for about $50 per acre more in coverage.
Live cattle imports from the U.S. trended higher while exports decreased in 2020. ‘Live cattle imports from the US to Canada were up in 2020 which is the fourth year-over-year increase in a row,’ states Jason Wood, livestock market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. ‘The numbers for the January to December 2020 period shows just over 272,000 non-purebred cattle were imported to Canada. This is up 1.5 per cent compared to 2019.’
The Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories (NWT) are investing over $400,000 to increase the production of fresh, healthy and locally-grown food in the NWT’s agriculture sector.