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Farm groups want modernized NAFTA

Farm groups from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are calling for key reforms

Reading Time: 3 minutes NAFTA should be modernized through five significant reforms rather than dismantled, say national farm organizations from Canada, the United States and Mexico. Agriculture represents one of NAFTA’s biggest success stories, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the American Farm Bureau and Consejo Nacional Agropecuario said in a joint letter to the leaders of the three countries. […] Read more

Dairy farmers, processors strike deal for future

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa — Dairy Farmers of Canada and dairy processor associations have reached an agreement in principle on how to evolve the Canadian dairy system for the future. The agreement was reached during meetings in Charlottetown following a year of talks, which followed previous attempts to open a dialogue over pricing and other issues. Details of […] Read more

Binkley: Speculation swirls on Grits’ successor for Ritz

Reading Time: 3 minutes The guessing game on whom the next agriculture minister will be is well underway in Ottawa although no obvious choice stands out. Whoever Justin Trudeau selects will find Gerry Ritz a tough act to follow. During his eight years in the portfolio, he has put an increasing production and export stamp on the industry. And […] Read more

Shippers gain bargaining clout over extra railway fees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Freight customers have every right to object to additional service charges piled on them by the railways, says a Supreme Court of Canada decision being praised by a shipper organization and a transportation law expert. The court ruled unanimously against a CN appeal of a cabinet ruling that the Peace River Coal Inc. had the […] Read more