Glacier FarmMedia COVID-19 & the Farm

COVID-19 and the farm: Stories from the GFM network

COVID-19 has added an unprecedented level of uncertainty and disruption to the agricultural communities we serve. Throughout this crisis, Glacier FarmMedia is leveraging the strength of its farm news network to help you stay up to date on developments important to your family and farm. Look here for links to all the coverage provided by our publications. These are difficult times. We hope our efforts to keep you informed about the impact on agriculture are helpful. – Laura Rance, vice-president of content, Glacier FarmMedia

Alberta Farmer Express

Aug. 20, 2020: Olymel’s Red Deer plant holds at one COVID case

Aug. 18, 2020: Red Deer hog plant books first COVID case

Aug. 14, 2020: COVID-19 lands at another Cargill meat plant

Aug. 11, 2020: Now is the second-best time to create your business plan

Aug. 10, 2020: Pandemic fallout could get very grim before it gets better

Aug. 10, 2020: Hog sector is grim, cattle is recovering

July 30, 2020: Pandemic poultry: Interest in backyard chickens is soaring

July 29, 2020: Alberta loosens animal slaughter rules after pandemic hit packers

July 27, 2020: Farm aid is raining down south of the border, but not in Canada

July 24, 2020: Farewell, fairs: Alberta’s ag societies struggling during pandemic

July 15, 2020: Retail proves a lifeline for Alberta cheese-making family

July 13, 2020: Agriculture can lead Alberta out of pandemic woes, say leaders

July 10, 2020: Open Farm Days ready to rise to the challenge

July 8, 2020: Organic sector sees strong demand even as pandemic batters consumers

July 7, 2020: Supply management lives up to its name during pandemic

July 6, 2020: WheatStalk in Fairview still a go for August

June 26, 2020: Life on the ranch during COVID-19

June 23, 2020: Young producers wonder if there’s a future in the cattle sector

June 23, 2020: National speaking event cancelled this year

June 22, 2020: Beekeepers to get $1 million for replacement colonies

June 18, 2020: Oh, give me a home: Canada’s bison have nowhere to go

June 15, 2020: Pandemic brings trials and triumphs for ag students

June 15, 2020: Want a great big show of community spirit with that?

June 12, 2020: There’s never been a better time to spruce up your town

June 11, 2020: Cattle sector knows about learning and adapting

June 9, 2020: Livestock research gets even more complicated during pandemic

June 8, 2020: Crisis creates opportunity to attract badly needed workers

June 3, 2020: Planning for success can also help you in a time of crisis

June 2, 2020: Pandemic creating waves and surprises in food sector

June 2, 2020: With beer taps off, malt barley demand down

June 1, 2020: What was learned from BSE and what we’re learning now

June 1, 2020: Farm groups ‘disappointed’ by research cuts

June 1, 2020: Two national campaigns launched for food supply chains

May 29, 2020: The need is greater than ever — and the volunteer spirit even stronger

May 28, 2020: Caring for horses through the COVID-19 pandemic

May 26, 2020: Local, diverse veggie varieties part of food security, says seed group

May 25, 2020: Livestock feeders urged to call before making changes

May 22, 2020: 4-H online auctions to help charities and food banks

May 21, 2020: JBS resumes second shift at Alberta beef plant

May 21, 2020: Grants available for worker safety training

May 20, 2020: Is there a better way? How COVID-19 might transform packing plants

May 20, 2020: Life and its blessings continue during these troubled times

May 19, 2020: Alberta’s cattle producers facing a wall of worry

May 19, 2020: Thicker international borders feared from pandemic

May 14, 2020: ‘Learn to do by doing’ sums up 4-H pandemic response

May 14, 2020: Chicken farmers cut production, but no aid sought

May 13, 2020: Alberta hog farmers say financial aid not nearly enough

May 13, 2020: Verified Beef looks to remote audit system

May 13, 2020: Add some farm safety education to home schooling

May 12, 2020: Laid-off foreign workers may get conditional clearance for other jobs

May 11, 2020: Growers relieved as Alberta garden centres declared an essential service

May 7, 2020: Adjustments likely ahead for StatsCan’s early acreage estimates

May 6, 2020: COVID-19 aid ‘falls short,’ farm groups warn

May 4, 2020: Hook space at a premium in small rural abattoirs

May 4, 2020: Where will all the cattle go?

May 4, 2020: Demand soars as consumers find new appreciation for local food

May 1, 2020: Quota reduction ends dumping of milk in Alberta

May 1, 2020: Pandemic threatens federal field research this year

May 1, 2020: Protective equipment in short supply, some child care centres open

Apr. 30, 2020: Producers need $35 a hog immediately, says Alberta Pork

Apr. 29, 2020: Alberta’s cattle sector takes a direct hit from pandemic

Apr. 29, 2020: Cattle ranchers urged to lobby their MLAs for quick action

Apr. 28, 2020: McDonald’s Canada to import beef

Apr. 27, 2020: Pork sector’s calls for aid heard, not yet answered

Apr. 24, 2020: It’s a whole new ball game for research associations this spring

Apr. 24, 2020: Farm equipment supply chains functioning well

Apr. 23, 2020: Calgary Stampede cancelled for 2020

Apr. 23, 2020: Pig farmers seek aid of $20 per hog against market crash

Apr. 22, 2020: Are there shortages on your ranch?

Apr. 21, 2020: Unprecedented demand swings forcing milk to be dumped

Apr. 20, 2020: Pandemic pushes rural internet speeds to the breaking point

Apr. 20, 2020: SPCA helping Alberta’s rural residents feed their animals

Apr. 20, 2020: Rationing internet a pandemic side-effect

Apr. 18, 2020: Joint U.S.-Canada border approach to pandemic seen as well-managed

Apr. 16, 2020: Ag industry a potential ‘bright spot,’ post-pandemic

Apr. 16, 2020: Third major Alberta beef plant confirms COVID-19 cases

Apr. 16, 2020: Cattle feeders need ‘urgent’ help, say industry officials

Apr. 15, 2020: Beef cattle producers seek new set-aside plan

Apr. 15, 2020: Foreign workers starting to arrive, livestock group says

Apr. 14, 2020: Alberta farmland values likely to be unaffected by COVID-19

Apr. 13, 2020: Cattle producers press for lower price insurance premiums

Apr. 9, 2020: Alberta, Ontario open online portals for domestic ag work

Apr. 8, 2020: Plummeting french fry sales have potato growers re-evaluating

Apr. 8, 2020: Focus on production this year — not prices — say market watchers

Apr. 8, 2020: Road tests suspended in Alberta

Apr. 7, 2020: Keeping up is hard to do during these trying times

Apr. 7, 2020: Albertans coming together while keeping their distance

Apr. 6, 2020: Beef demand soars as consumers ‘aggressively’ stock up

Apr. 3, 2020: Canada’s pork sector up to speed, aware of challenges

Apr. 3, 2020: ‘There’s no better feeling’ — distillery makes, gives away, hand sanitizer

Apr. 2, 2020: Co-operation, nimbleness the order of the day in cattle sector

Apr. 2, 2020: Tips for branding and safe processing of cattle

Apr. 2, 2020: COVID-impact on research efforts to be minimized

Apr. 2, 2020: Alberta’s goat community is taking care of each other

Apr. 2, 2020: Alberta’s provincial meat inspectors to train for federal duty

Apr. 1, 2020: Add COVID-19 to your safety plan for spring seeding

Apr. 1, 2020: Thrust into the spotlight, the farm sector shines during pandemic

Apr. 1, 2020: Livestock or pets not considered a risk for COVID-19

Mar. 30, 2020: Sick employee disrupts slaughter at Harmony Beef

Mar. 26, 2020: Make food supply an essential service, says Alberta’s ag minister

Mar. 26, 2020: No need to ramp up egg production, says official

Mar. 25, 2020: Lots of flour to go around, millers’ association says

Mar. 25, 2020: 2018 cash advance deadline extended on pandemic concerns

Mar. 24, 2020: It might seem far off — but a bright new future is before us

Mar. 24, 2020: Decision on temporary foreign workers a boost for Alberta beekeepers

Mar. 24, 2020: Alberta Milk working to increase milk supply

Mar. 23, 2020: In the face of this crisis, we will all carry on

Mar. 20, 2020: Ahead of any emergency, plan for the worst

Mar. 19, 2020: No delays expected in fertilizer distribution

Mar. 18, 2020: Pork supply chain not experiencing disruptions, says hog marketing agency

Mar. 18, 2020: Seed supplies are strong, no delivery problems expected

Mar. 17, 2020: Call your vet before you go to clinic during COVID-19

Mar. 17, 2020: Livestock auction marts to decide on next steps

Mar. 17, 2020: Where to get information on COVID-19 in Alberta

Mar.14, 2020: Impacts on ag expected as COVID-19 rocks markets

Canadian Cattlemen

Aug. 14, 2020: Outbreak linked to Cargill’s Case Ready plant in Calgary

Aug. 14, 2020: JBS to resume U.S. share listing plan after COVID-19 fallout

Aug. 13, 2020: McDonald’s resuming all-Canadian beef supply

Aug. 12, 2020: CCA focuses on COVID-19 recovery, trade and public engagement

Aug. 7, 2020: Canadian Beef Industry Conference goes online

July 30, 2020: JBS invests $19-million in safety measures amid COVID-19 pandemic

July 18, 2020: U.S. meatpackers try air cleaning tech after COVID-19 outbreaks

July 7, 2020: Upcoming public trust research to consider effect of COVID-19

July 6, 2020: China suspends beef imports from Cargill plant

June 30, 2020: Pandemic amnesia

June 22, 2020: Cattle pricing during an economic crisis

June 17, 2020: Canadian Western Agribition postpones 50th show until 2021

June 16, 2020: Small processors alone won’t create strong supply chain, say beef producers

June 16, 2020: Challenging times bring opportunities to connect with customers

June 15, 2020: Relationship between union and plant management suffers under COVID-19

June 12, 2020: What happened in Canada’s biggest beef plants this spring?

June 11, 2020: Writing the handbook on COVID-19

June 9, 2020: Supporting 4-H during COVID-19

June 8, 2020: Riding towards next year country: Comment

June 3, 2020: Direct-marketing beef during a pandemic

June 3, 2020: Flattening the cattle supply curve

June 2, 2020: Writing history during a pandemic

May 25, 2020: Mink infect two humans with COVID-19, Dutch government says

May 21, 2020: Conservation organization calls for support for beef producers during pandemic

May 21, 2020: President’s cattle call finds expected marks in U.S.

May 20, 2020: VIDO-InterVac making progress on COVID-19 vaccine

May 19, 2020: Trump floats halt to U.S. cattle imports as pandemic hurts ranchers

May 15, 2020: COVID-19’s continuing chaos

May 14, 2020: WLPIP calf price insurance deadline extended

May 13, 2020: More Mexican beef headed to U.S. dinner tables as supply crunch bites

May 13, 2020: Pulling through the COVID crisis: CCA report

May 12, 2020: The Antonine plague: Comment

May 11, 2020: Cargill to shut Montreal-area meat plant temporarily

May 6, 2020: Trump asks U.S. Justice Department to look into meat price disparities

May 4, 2020: Cargill’s High River plant reopens with two slaughter shifts

May 1, 2020: Broken chain: Protecting the workers who process Canada’s meat from COVID-19

May 1, 2020: As meat plant infections rise, Canada lets packers choose when to close

Apr. 30, 2020: Public education, without scapegoating, key to slowing COVID-19

Apr. 30, 2020: Cargill to restart High River beef plant Monday

Apr. 29, 2020: Worker safety starts at the plant, but it stops at home

Apr. 28, 2020: Trump orders U.S. meat processing plants to stay open

Apr. 28, 2020: Brooks and High River fight to dampen COVID outbreaks

Apr. 23, 2020: Tyson to shutter beef facility as workers tested

Apr. 21, 2020: Slaughterhouse closures lead to adjustments

Apr. 21, 2020: Canada sees no beef shortage, but prices may rise due to coronavirus

Apr. 20, 2020: Cargill to temporarily idle High River beef plant

Apr. 18, 2020: CFIA funded to build up inspection corps against COVID-19

Apr. 17, 2020: Reduced shifts, closures see cash cattle prices sink

Apr. 16, 2020: Prices steady, demand quiet due to COVID-19

April 16, 2020: CCA calls for BSE-era set-aside framework to mitigate processing backlog

Apr. 15, 2020: Weaker fed cattle prices weigh on feeder market

Apr. 13, 2020: Cargill halts second shift at High River beef plant

Apr. 12, 2020: China’s beef imports to drop as hotpot comes off the boil

Apr. 9, 2020: China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock

Apr. 8, 2020: USDA to probe surging beef prices versus falling cattle prices

Apr. 7, 2020: Universities adapting to COVID-19, says UCVM dean

Apr. 6, 2020: Feeder market lacks buying interest: Klassen

Apr. 6, 2020: The cruelty of the coronavirus

Apr. 3, 2020: Canada Beef focuses on meal prep as retail demand surges

Apr. 3, 2020: Meat processors increase biosecurity measures

Apr. 3, 2020: No food shortage in sight, however…

Mar. 31, 2020: U.S. senators scrutinize meat packers’ profits during pandemic

Mar. 30, 2020: COVID-19 strains already-battered Ontario beef industry

Mar. 28, 2020: University of Saskatchewan reviewing research projects

Mar. 27, 2020: Alberta’s Harmony Beef halts slaughter on positive COVID-19 test

Mar. 26, 2020: JBS sees steady trade flows but flags export woes

Mar. 24, 2020: University of Manitoba restricts research activity

Mar. 24, 2020: Manitoba auction marts restrict access

Mar. 24, 2020: Feeder market remains vulnerable: Klassen

Mar. 24, 2020: As meat demand rises, processors raise pay for farmers, workers

Mar. 23, 2020: With COVID-19, home cooking is getting its mojo back: Charlebois

Mar. 23, 2020: COVID-19 shifts bull buyers online

Mar. 20, 2020: Beef sector mobilizes against supply disruptions

Mar. 19, 2020: Feed weekly outlook: Grain prices mostly steady through market turmoil

Mar. 17, 2020: Simple goes bad

Mar. 17, 2020: Uncertainty drags on Canadian cattle markets

Mar. 16, 2020: U.S. under pressure to keep slaughterhouses open

Mar. 3, 2020: Coronavirus fears weigh on feeder markets

Country Guide

Aug. 14, 2020: Hanson Acres: On the run in our COVID-19 summer

Aug. 13, 2020: Feds line up projects for surplus food program

Aug. 5, 2020: COVID-19 case confirmed at Maple Leaf hog plant

Aug. 4, 2020: How are Canada’s top conservation farmers faring through COVID-19?

July 29, 2020: Tax credits for donated food

July 28, 2020: Can COVID-19 save community supported agriculture?

July 27, 2020: BASF unveils InField Innovation Tours

July 21, 2020: More COVID support needed: study

July 9, 2020: China’s slower meat imports seen worsening its protein shortage

June 29, 2020: Ontario pledges farm recruiter crackdown as COVID-19 outbreaks grow

June 24, 2020: U.S. senators question packers over exports to China during pandemic

June 19, 2020: TFW program to be overhauled after COVID-19 outbreaks on farms

June 16, 2020: U.S. meatpacking workers often absent after plants ordered to reopen

June 6, 2020: COVID concerns weigh on chicken farmers, processors

June 3, 2020: Dutch to cull mink at farms hit by COVID-19 outbreak

June 2, 2020: Editor’s Note: More different, more the same

June 1, 2020: Federal ag supports ‘too little, too late’ for mushroom growers

May 29, 2020: Tyson to shut Iowa pork plant against COVID-19 outbreak

May 28, 2020: Farm workers cram daily into U.S.-Mexico border tunnel

May 25, 2020: Outdoor Farm Show relocating to cyberspace for 2020

May 22, 2020: New Brunswick to lift ban on temporary foreign workers

May 21, 2020: What’s your emergency plan?

May 19, 2020: Canada, U.S. agree on extension for ban on non-essential travel

May 14, 2020: Packaged-food majors see sales spike in pandemic

May 13, 2020: Australia requests China trade talks over beef, barley

May 12, 2020: Opposition MPs critique government’s COVID-19 response for ag sector

May 8, 2020: Canada’s growers look to reopening garden centres to salvage dire year

May 6, 2020: Nutrien cuts 2020 forecast as corn demand, potash prices hit

May 2, 2020: B.C. health officials order two more poultry plants closed

Apr. 30, 2020: COVID-19 surges at reopened JBS Colorado beef plant, union says

Apr. 28, 2020: Demand may encourage more red lentil acres: AGT

Apr. 26, 2020: P.E.I. plans AgriStability top-up, AgriInsurance discount

Apr. 23, 2020: Vancouver health officials shut poultry processor

Apr. 22, 2020: EU sets out COVID-19 support for farmers

Apr. 20, 2020: JBS shuts Minnesota pork plant due to coronavirus

Apr. 17, 2020: U.S. announces coronavirus aid for farmers, food buys for poor

Apr. 16, 2020: Logistics, lack of containers hamper pulse crop movement

Apr. 13, 2020: ‘Elbow to elbow:’ North America’s meat plant workers fall ill, walk off jobs

Apr. 13, 2020: Federal government to backstop TFW isolation with funding

Apr. 9, 2020: USDA raises corn, soy, wheat supply outlook

Apr. 8, 2020: Maple Leaf poultry plant shuts for ‘deep cleaning’

Apr. 6, 2020: The changing conversation around food

Apr. 3, 2020: Kraft Heinz cuts output at three plants, adds mac and cheese shifts

Apr. 3, 2020: Pandemic planning leads to staff cuts at Agropur

Apr. 1, 2020: CBOT weekly outlook: Pandemic drives Chicago prices lower

Mar. 30, 2020: COVID-19 cases shut Olymel hog slaughter plant

Mar. 26: 2020: U.S. egg prices hit record levels as pandemic buying boosts demand

Mar. 25, 2020: CBOT weekly outlook: Wheat futures underpinned for now

Mar. 24, 2020: Safety protocols in place for farmers’ grain deliveries

Mar. 23, 2020: Cash advance repayment deadlines extended

Mar. 21, 2020: Plans in development to get temp foreign workers into Canada

Mar. 19, 2020: Saskatchewan pares ag spending in estimates

Mar. 18, 2020: No Prairie farm fuel shortages expected in pandemic

Mar. 9, 2020: Ethanol makers see demand surge on hand sanitizer stockpiling

Mar. 9, 2020: Oil price war spells bad news for Canada, global market


Aug. 17, 2020: CEBA dollars prove difficult for farm access

Aug. 14, 2020: Winter conferences join in one digital event

Aug. 11, 2020: Cannabis industry readies for M+A after COVID-19 boosts weed demand

Aug. 7, 2020: Food still top consumer concern

Aug. 5, 2020: Turning off the milk tap

Aug. 5, 2020: Farmers being unfairly blamed for COVID-19 spread among workers

Aug. 5, 2020: COVID-19 means push back of Clean Fuel Standard

July 30, 2020: Crop delivery protocols changing due to COVID-19

July 29, 2020: Road map needed to guide agriculture industry post COVID-19

July 27, 2020: Foreign worker fallout

July 27, 2020: The man in the mask: Editorial

July 24, 2020: Agriculture technology incubators evolve during pandemic

July 22, 2020: Long-term market outlook appears promising for pork and beef

July 17, 2020: Feds proposing to expand wage subsidy program

July 9, 2020: Ontario to insure for crop loss due to lack of labour

July 7, 2020: COVID-19 leads to cancellation of Foodgrains Bank fundraising events

July 3, 2020: Ontario investigating 17 temp agencies after virus outbreaks on farms

June 30, 2020: Analysts see COVID-19 as unlikely to impact farmland values

June 26, 2020: Canada’s livestock sector can learn from pandemic

June 25, 2020: Tam seeks details on Ontario’s COVID-19 farm worker guidelines

June 25, 2020: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair cancelled for 2020

June 23, 2020: OFVGA recommending on-farm COVID-19 testing

June 23, 2020: Study looks at COVID-19 and food system

June 19, 2020: Food exporters to China asked to declare produce coronavirus-free

June 18, 2020: Fall quota level based on ‘rebound’ in chicken demand

June 17, 2020: Delays continue for foreign worker arrival

June 16, 2020: Mexico to stop sending workers to Canadian farms hit by COVID-19

June 16, 2020: CERB plan, U.S. border closure both extended

June 16, 2020: Ontario Federation of Agriculture to develop ag jobs support system

June 15, 2020: When the farm becomes the school

June 15, 2020: The blessing and curse of being essential: Editorial

June 15, 2020: Fonterra says China dairy imports jump as lockdowns ease

June 12, 2020: Agri-food worker protection funds increased

June 9, 2020: COVID-19 cases, deaths lead Ontario to test migrant farm workers

June 8, 2020: How well are farmers handling their pandemic fame?

June 8, 2020: Tam concerned over alcohol, junk food use during pandemic

June 2, 2020: WTO trade pledge applauded

June 1, 2020: Panelists say COVID-19 outlines shortfalls in agriculture industry

June 1, 2020: Dairy services gradually return to farms

June 1, 2020: Sollio outlines pandemic recovery plan for food sector

June 1, 2020: Olymel pork plant workers take slaughter into OT

May 29, 2020: Dairy Xpo cancelled, new poultry show still on

May 28, 2020: Tyson to shut Iowa pork plant against COVID-19 outbreak

May 27, 2020: Easier interprovincial meat trade could be allowed in a meat shortage

May 26, 2020: Protein market shows rapid growth and many changes

May 26, 2020: Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show cancelled, digital event planned

May 25, 2020: Hay market tight, but concerns with COVID-19-related demand

May 22, 2020: New report identifies challenges of COVID-19

May 22, 2020: Ontario’s plowing match latest COVID-19 casualty

May 20, 2020: 34 Ontario fairs cancelled due to COVID-19

May 19, 2020: Food service shutdowns challenge system

May 15, 2020: Trust and telehealth services keep veterinarians rolling

May 14, 2020: Hog farmers give back to processing workers

May 13, 2020: Packaged-food majors see sales spike in pandemic

May 13, 2020: Grain farmers target prime minister with attack ad

May 11, 2020: Agri-food tech expected to be a post-pandemic growth industry

May 8, 2020: Are crops and meat Canada’s best soft power tools?

May 8, 2020: CFA calls for emergency federal funding

May 6, 2020: Ontario extends fruit, forage insurance premium deadlines

May 6, 2020: COVID-19 highlights need for reliable Internet access

May 5, 2020: The new paperless way

May 5, 2020: Managing COVID-19 risks during planting

May 4, 2020: Sorting through COVID-19 programs

May 4, 2020: Farm management will be critical in 2020: Editorial

May 1, 2020: Farm groups look for funds to shore up COVID-19-created losses

May 1, 2020: CFA seeks $2.6 billion in support for producers

May 1, 2020: The changing conversation around food

Apr. 30, 2020: New Brunswick ag groups rip province’s ban on foreign workers

Apr. 30, 2020: Major Ontario pork packer expects to re-open Monday

Apr. 29, 2020: In a COVID-19 world, is local better?

Apr. 28, 2020: Ontario wants rule-cutting suggestions

Apr. 28, 2020: Governments funding farmers’ move to online sales

Apr. 27, 2020: Neil Currie now working with Bioenterprise

Apr. 24, 2020: Field-level research continues, but with COVID-19 distancing

Apr. 24, 2020: Livestock research evolves under COVID-19

Apr. 23, 2020: Farm groups offer finance committee food security for thought

Apr. 21, 2020: Taste for local food explodes

Apr. 21, 2020: Pandemic pushes pesticide applicator course online

Apr. 20, 2020: Independent meat processors show increase in sales during COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2020: When the ordinary becomes extraordinary: Editorial

Apr. 20, 2020: Global grain supply chains hit with Minor COVID-19 snags

Apr. 17, 2020: COVID-19 spurs new clash between Big Oil, Big Corn

Apr. 16, 2020: Trump administration aims to buy milk, meat to help farmers

Apr. 16, 2020: Home cooking back in vogue now that we’re stuck at home

Apr. 15, 2020: Ontario company creates solution for COVID-19 monitoring

Apr. 15, 2020: Farmers to know soon whether new wage supports work for them

Apr. 15, 2020: Increased federal support for TFWs welcomed

Apr. 14, 2020: Biofuels expect hard hit with reduced travel

Apr. 13, 2020: Beef Farmers of Ontario ask for curb on cull sales

Apr. 12, 2020: Quebec pork plant to restart at reduced pace

Apr. 9, 2020: Business is booming for farmers selling direct

Apr. 8, 2020: Pork Congress latest COVID-19 cancellation

Apr. 8, 2020: Ontario launches web portal to connect farmers and workers

Apr. 8, 2020: Contest celebrating veal postponed due to COVID-19

Apr. 7, 2020: Great maple syrup year overshadowed by coronavirus chaos

Apr. 7, 2020: Essential service designation should keep farm inputs moving

Apr. 6, 2020: Ontario extends RMP deadlines for crops, livestock

Apr. 6, 2020: Food system resilience should be priority: Editorial

Apr. 6, 2020: Keeping up in a fast-moving COVID-19 world

Apr. 6, 2020: Commodity markets in uncharted risk territory due to COVID-19 concerns

Apr. 4, 2020: Olymel reducing Ontario hog numbers

Apr. 3, 2020: Ontario drops cannabis from essentials list

Apr. 3: 2020: Thoughts on dumping milk during COVID-19

Apr. 2, 2020: Some Ontario milk not being picked up as market shifts

Apr. 1, 2020: Tight supply chains pose food system risks with virus

Mar. 30, 2020: Fairlife plant opening delayed by COVID-19 travel restrictions

Mar. 30, 2020: Tips for safe bull sales

Mar. 30, 2020: Ontario ethanol production drops with low prices and demand

Mar. 26, 2020: Dairy sector shuts down most visits from off-farm providers

Mar. 24, 2020: Ideas conference goes virtual due to COVID-19

Mar. 23, 2020: Agriculture and supply chain part of essential service list

Mar. 23, 2020: Meat packing sector needs federal inspectors

Mar. 19, 2020: Distilleries make sanitizers to meet pandemic demand

Mar. 18, 2020: Take extra steps to keep farm workers safe during COVID-19

Mar. 18, 2020: Crop input availability should be normal despite COVID-19

Mar. 18, 2020: Temporary foreign workers exempt from Canada’s travel ban

Mar. 18: Federal COVID-19 response for ag sector remains unclear

Mar. 17, 2020: Seasonal workers caught up in COVID-19 border closure

Mar. 16, 2020: Ontario agriculture event status

Mar. 13, 2020: Sick with COVID-19? Stay away from animals if possible

Mar. 13, 2020: Ottawa farm show, March Classic cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Mar. 11, 2020: CBOT weekly outlook: Markets focused on virus, oil prices, stocks


July 27, 2020: National COYF cancelled for 2020

July 7, 2020: Lentil prices off pandemic peak

June 22, 2020: Mexico to resume sending farmworkers to Canada after safety agreement

June 17, 2020: COVID-19 knocks Agribition off 2020 calendar

June 17, 2020: Redefining face-to-face contact: Toban Dyck

June 16, 2020: Pandemic may pose market opportunity for pulses

June 12, 2020: India’s levy cut on lentils part of balancing act

June 1, 2020: A few tips on livestock risk management

May 21, 2020: What makes us trust a Chinese conspiracy video over experts?: Toban Dyck

May 19, 2020: USDA sets coronavirus aid payments for corn, soy, wheat

May 11, 2020: Managing ourselves in times of crisis

May 7, 2020: Ag in Motion outdoor farm show going online instead for 2020

May 5, 2020: Trudeau pledges $252 million in COVID-19 aid for farmers, processors

Apr. 30, 2020: Grains, oilseeds, pulses hold their own amid pandemic

Apr. 30, 2020: Agriculture is getting the job done: Editorial

Apr. 28, 2020: Supply chain working but canola groups have concerns

Apr. 27, 2020: Canada’s Farm Show postponed

Apr. 24, 2020: Lessons from 1918: looking after your health and safety during COVID-19

Apr. 23, 2020: Seeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 21, 2020: G20 ag ministers say COVID-19 measures shouldn’t disrupt food supply

Apr. 19, 2020: AgriStability deadline extended for 2020

Apr. 16, 2020: ‘So far, so good,’ fertilizer sector says

Apr. 8, 2020: Agriculture rises to the occasion for COVID-19: Belanger

Apr. 8, 2020: Cattle market absorbs recessionary factors

Apr. 6, 2020: Canadian, U.S. farms face crop losses on foreign worker delays

Apr. 3, 2020: Coronavirus having an impact on cattle market

Apr. 2, 2020: Farming deemed essential in new federal pandemic guidance

Mar. 30, 2020: Saskatchewan crop insurance deadline pushed to mid-April

Mar. 30, 2020: Ottawa expected to ‘officially’ declare ag an essential service

Mar. 26, 2020: Farm suppliers race COVID-19 spread for planting season

Mar. 26, 2020: Cross-border truckers exempt from mandatory isolation

Mar. 25, 2020: Important to heed COVID-19 advice: Lee Hart

Mar. 24, 2020: Farming through the coronavirus

Mar. 24, 2020: Pulse weekly outlook: Lack of willing sellers underpins prices

Mar. 23, 2020: Risk management in a chaotic world

Mar. 23, 2020: Solid demand, logistics underpin durum bids

Mar. 23, 2020: Panic buying, lockdowns may drive world food inflation

Mar. 18, 2020: Prairie elevators’ staff aim for on-site distancing

Mar. 18, 2020: ICE weekly outlook: More virus volatility expected in canola

Mar. 17, 2020: Grain price slump attracts bargain-hunting by importers

Mar. 16, 2020: COVID-19 and farm workers: How do we manage on the farm?

Mar. 5, 2020: Ag chem industry watching COVID-19’s spread

Manitoba Co-operator

Aug. 21, 2020: Manitoba Ag Ex cancelled due to COVID-19

Aug. 20, 2020: Manitoba Pork, stakeholders make contingency plans to relocate hogs

Aug. 20, 2020: Safety concerns prompt call for pork plant closure

Aug. 18, 2020: Brandon pork plant’s exports to China suspended

Aug. 17, 2020: Manitoba Ag Days cancelled for 2021

Aug. 13, 2020: COVID-19 strikes Brandon pork plant

Aug. 13, 2020: COVID-19 a shared problem: Editorial

Aug. 11, 2020: Contingency plans tentatively in place for Brandon pork plant closure

Aug. 11, 2020: Leaving town for the country: Comment

Aug. 10, 2020: Self-guided 4R tour brings new research in era of COVID-19

Aug. 6, 2020: Union seeks temporary halt for major Manitoba hog plant

Aug. 5, 2020: COVID-19 confirmed at Maple Leaf Brandon plant

Aug. 5, 2020: Strawberry business booms after slow start

July 31, 2020: Record grain movement expected as crop year ends July 31

July 30, 2020: Drive to digital keeps farm shows going

July 27, 2020: Diploma in Agriculture students celebrate with virtual convocation

July 24, 2020: Provincial sesquicentennial, staycations make historic sites of interest

July 22, 2020: Food affordability still top consumer concern: CCFI

July 21, 2020: Ontario headlines on COVID-19 don’t tell the Manitoba farmworker story

July 21, 2020: Culinary in the age of COVID

July 16, 2020: A global barn raising: Editorial

July 15, 2020: Novel 4R Nutrient Stewardship Self-Guided Field Days created

July 15, 2020: Food recovery program should be permanent and expanded

July 13, 2020: Have gun will travel

July 13, 2020: Pandemic shows value of local education oversight

July 1, 2020: CUSMA pact takes effect under cloud of disputes, COVID-19

June 23, 2020: Advocacy group says migrant workers deserve better

June 23, 2020: Canadian food promotions shouldn’t be needed — but they are

June 22, 2020: Manitoba Beekeepers expect reduced production

June 19, 2020: Brazil cattle slaughtering slumps as COVID-19 hits packers; chicken and pigs resilient

June 18, 2020: The worst may be behind us, ethanol industry says

June 18, 2020: Pork sector still facing uncertain landscape

June 18, 2020: Students and the farm labour crisis: Editorial

June 17, 2020: Hog sector hit hard by pandemic

June 17, 2020: Fifteen COVID-relief programs for farmers and their employees

June 17, 2020: Heroes, only for a while: Charlebois

June 16, 2020: CERB plan, U.S. border closure both extended

June 16, 2020: Farm COVID safety Q-and-A

June 16, 2020: ‘How about next June?’

June 16, 2020: Two national campaigns launched for food supply chains

June 15, 2020: COVID-19 claims two-thirds of Brandon’s major ag fairs

June 12, 2020: Coronavirus threatens Chicago’s last remaining trading pits

June 10, 2020: Food and beverage sector misunderstood by regulators

June 10, 2020: Better get used to higher food prices: Opinion

June 10, 2020: Is science back in style?

June 9, 2020: Risk management reform possible: Comment

June 8, 2020: Pandemic may strain rural community resources, panel warns

June 4, 2020: Grain exports continue strong out of Thunder Bay

June 4, 2020: Farm income up amid calls for more farm aid

June 3, 2020: Expect the unexpected in markets

June 3, 2020: Savvy ways to wisely direct dollars in horse ownership

June 2, 2020: An uptick in online sales may help Manitoba farmers

June 2, 2020: Canada has the food industry it deserves: Opinion

June 2, 2020: CERB debate should prompt reflection of ongoing labour issues: Opinion

June 2, 2020: Bigger not better: Letters

June 1, 2020: Manitoba to join in on AgriRecovery program

May 29, 2020: Demand returning to Manitoba cattle sales

May 29, 2020: Set-aside funds snapped up

May 28, 2020: Huawei extradition ruling could unleash more Chinese backlash

May 27, 2020: Manitoba Agricultural Museum reopening May 29

May 26, 2020: How canola diseases act like COVID-19

May 26, 2020: Radio silence from Manitoba government on agriculture relief

May 25, 2020: Vegetable, honey producers still waiting on workers

May 22, 2020: Corn Growers says cash advances flowing fast

May 21, 2020: Meat packing concentration leads to problems: Editorial

May 20, 2020: Cattle sector knows about learning and adapting

May 19, 2020: CEBA expanded to farms, other ‘owner-operated’ businesses

May 19, 2020: When a ‘status quo’ food system won’t cut it

May 15, 2020: Heavyweight cattle prices pressured by lack of demand

May 15, 2020: Be wary of grain and oilseed stock numbers

May 14, 2020: COVID-19 hasn’t derailed Canadian grain shipping – yet

May 13, 2020: Foodgrains Bank bringing food aid to locked-down families

May 13, 2020: Non-profit touting food resiliency

May 13, 2020: Don’t chain me down: Comment

May 12, 2020: NDP calls for Crown land payment suspension following Cargill closure

May 12, 2020: Bothwell, Dairy Farmers turning excess milk into cheese donation

May 11, 2020: Canola Growers’ cash advances delayed by COVID, new rules

May 11, 2020: Has COVID-19 nixed AAFC’s 2020 research program?

May 11, 2020: Canola council wants federal research to go forward

May 8, 2020: Crop input supplies not hit by Brandon COVID-19 cluster

May 8, 2020: Life is a rodeo

May 8, 2020: Auction activity holds up well during pandemic

May 8, 2020: Canola trends higher against pandemic tides

May 7, 2020: COVID-19 puts the brakes on potato acres

May 7, 2020: A tale of two countries’ farm subsidies

May 7, 2020: Renewed calls for farm aid get louder

May 7, 2020: Agriculture slips through the safety net: Editorial

May 6, 2020: Video series busts hunger myths

May 5, 2020: We have to start somewhere: Comment

May 4, 2020: Smithfield starting to reopen Sioux Falls hog plant, union says

May 4, 2020: Alberta beef plant closures effects felt in Manitoba

May 4, 2020: Pork sector calls for federal ‘fire crew’ as market goes up in flames

May 4, 2020: Pandemic a threat to global food supply: FAO

May 1, 2020: Manitoba Stampede cancelled for 2020

May 1, 2020: Food and agricultural markets during a pandemic: Insights from economists

May 1, 2020: Beef-processing curbs drag on butcher cattle values

Apr. 30, 2020: Stress cracks, but no fractures: Editorial

Apr. 30, 2020: JBS reopens Minnesota pork plant to cull pigs

Apr. 29, 2020: Caring for horses through the COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 29, 2020: In northern Spain, lamb farming feels chill winds of coronavirus

Apr. 28, 2020: A temporary foreign worker solution

Apr. 28, 2020: Piglets aborted, chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector

Apr. 28, 2020: Postmedia closing several rural Manitoba newspapers

Apr. 27, 2020: Is food security anxiety seeing a Victory garden revival?

Apr. 27, 2020: COVID-19 and the Canadian food supply chain

Apr. 25, 2020: COVID-19 threatens federal field research

Apr. 24, 2020: Smithfield to close Illinois pork facility

Apr. 24, 2020: Supply chain problems weigh on cattle prices

Apr. 23, 2020: Manitoba pea plant construction continues

Apr. 23, 2020: Is Canada food secure?

Apr. 23, 2020: Weanling barns wrestle with market free fall

Apr. 23, 2020: Farmers should tread carefully when seeking more aid

Apr. 23, 2020: $16 billion pledged to U.S. farmers due to COVID-19

Apr. 23, 2020: Temporary foreign workers finally on their way

Apr. 23, 2020: Farmers, traders will have to make do without crop area report

Apr. 22, 2020: COVID-19 forces Tyson to shutter two major U.S. pork plants

Apr. 21, 2020: Aurora Farm delivers groceries in an effort to adapt to COVID-19

Apr. 21, 2020: Holiday lamb demand lags due to COVID-19

Apr. 21, 2020: Global economy hit by severest shock since 1930s

Apr. 20, 2020: COVID crisis captivates conspiracy theorists

Apr. 17, 2020: Pandemic both boom and bust for food industry

Apr. 17, 2020: Survey says… farmers need COVID cash

Apr. 17, 2020: Home education highlights gaps in rural internet

Apr. 17, 2020: Pandemic pricing hits Manitoba cattle values

Apr. 16, 2020: KAP calls for PPE donations

Apr. 16, 2020: COVID-19 is changing the conversation around food

Apr. 16, 2020: Coronavirus leaves grain markets uncertain

Apr. 15, 2020: Brewer, distiller find ‘insane’ demand after pivot to hand sanitizer

Apr. 14, 2020: Farmers’ market moves online amid demand for local food, adjusting to COVID-19

Apr. 14, 2020: Time running short to bring in international workers

Apr. 13, 2020: COVID-19 prunes garden centre operations

Apr. 13, 2020: Farm auctions OK in social distance era

Apr. 13, 2020: Meat processers systemic weak spot

Apr. 12, 2020: Smithfield shutting South Dakota pork plant indefinitely

Apr. 9, 2020: Smithfield shuts South Dakota pork plant over COVID-19

Apr. 9, 2020: Suppliers, farmers worry about COVID-19 impact on crop inputs

Apr. 9, 2020: Winds of change: Editor’s Take

Apr. 9, 2020: Agriculture sector welcomes recent “essential” designation

Apr. 8, 2020: Pandemic to delay StatsCan’s agriculture reports

Apr. 8, 2020: Small food producers innovate to survive

Apr. 7, 2020: Grading grain compromise in wake of COVID—19

Apr. 7, 2020: Prepare for the worst, pray for the best

Apr. 7, 2020: COVID-19 reveals a labour weakness

Apr. 6, 2020: Federal carbon tax rises despite opposition, pandemic

Apr. 6, 2020: Coronavirus causes challenges and opportunities for producers

Apr. 6, 2020: Why COVID-19 will change the food industry, forever

Apr. 6, 2020: Producers rail against beef market gap as product flies off shelves

Apr. 6, 2020: Argentine grains port workers request exports be suspended due to pandemic

Apr. 3, 2020: How COVID-19 is upending global food supply chains

Apr. 3, 2020: Best practices for on-farm sanitation

Apr. 3, 2020: Limits on border traffic not affecting cattle movement

Apr. 2, 2020: Bibeau defends COVID-19 response for agriculture

Apr. 2, 2020: Coronavirus pain muted for ag

Apr. 2, 2020: Canola futures remain steady amid pandemic

Apr. 1, 2020: French grain industry in logistics scramble as shoppers bulk buy

Mar. 30, 2020: Breeders expect online uptick as COVID-19 hits bull sale season

Mar. 27, 2020: Truckers deal with new reality under COVID-19

Mar. 27, 2020: Rural municipalities ‘grinding to a halt’ in face of pandemic

Mar. 27, 2020: Demand fluctuations put pressure on cattle prices

Mar. 27, 2020: Currency weakness supportive for Canadian-grown commodities

Mar. 26, 2020: CFA seeks immediate cash for farmers

Mar. 26, 2020: Coronavirus situation offers strange times: Editorial

Mar. 26, 2020: Pork sector looks for coronavirus answers

Mar. 25, 2020: Portage coronavirus testing site announced

Mar. 24, 2020: Coronavirus testing site to open in Winkler

Mar. 24, 2020: ‘Essential’ travel rule fuzzy on farmers picking up parts, inputs

Mar. 23, 2020: Canada, U.S. aim for border balancing act

Mar. 23, 2020: Grain keeps moving despite virus

Mar. 23, 2020: Grain elevator companies set COVID-19 protocols

Mar. 23, 2020: North America’s millers, bakers scramble to satisfy bread binge

Mar. 23, 2020: FCC to funnel funds to ag sector

Mar. 23, 2020: Manitoba extends forage insurance survey deadline

Mar. 20, 2020: Travel restrictions complicate temporary foreign labor

Mar. 20: 2020: Elevators implement COVID-19 protocols to keep grain moving

Mar. 20, 2020: Temporary foreign workers to be allowed in, Canada reiterates

Mar. 19, 2020: Auction marts urged to introduce social distance

Mar. 18, 2020: Bull sales still rolling despite pandemic

Mar. 18, 2020: COVID testing site opens in Brandon

Mar. 18, 2020: Border closure likely to leave most commerce unscathed

Mar. 18, 2020: Travel exception for temporary workers secured

Mar. 18, 2020: CBOT weekly outlook: Bargain buying lifts some commodities

Mar. 17, 2020: Richardson to pay quarantined employees

Mar. 16, 2020: Editor’s Take: We’re all in this together

Mar. 16, 2020: Handlers focus on keeping grain moving despite COVID-19

Mar. 15, 2020: COVID-19 fears put a halt to agricultural events

Mar. 13, 2020: The fine art of panic buying: Charlebois

Mar. 12, 2020: What will be the long-term impact of COVID-19?: Fraser

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