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Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland waits to enter a ballroom at an event in Ottawa on Dec. 9, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Blair Gable)

Freeland, U.S. and Mexican officials to meet to pin down trade deal

Reading Time: 4 minutes Washington/Mexico City | Reuters — The Trump administration, Mexico and U.S. Democrats on Monday closed in on a deal for labour-related changes to a languishing North American trade pact that may soon allow it to proceed to a vote, as the window for passage this year quickly narrows. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White […] Read more

Rear view of speaker giving a talk on corporate Business Conference. Audience at the conference hall. Business and Entrepreneurship event. Panoramic composition.

Your winter agricultural conference scheduler

Get set to build your priority list of too-good-to-miss opportunities at 2017’s meetings and winter conferences

Reading Time: 5 minutes Every year, as farmers begin turning their attention to the planting season, you can feel their sense of optimism start to grow. Yet before the first fertilizer spreader spreads its first tonne, and before the first shank sinks into the soil, or before the first planter drops the first seed in a furrow, there’s the […] Read more

Leap into 2016 with these agricultural meetings and conferences

Leap into 2016 with these agricultural meetings and conferences

There are great learning opportunities in the meetings, conferences and information sessions early in the new year, so here’s help to maximize your take-homes

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s no secret that margins, timing and opportunity are all pretty tight these days. Quite simply, there’s more riding on your performance, both in the office and in the field. That’s why the winter season, with its multitude of offerings for meeting, networking and learning has become so important. It’s also why Country Guide is […] Read more

In Saskatchewan Trena and Myles find their peer group injects not only fresh ideas and new thinking, but a drive to achieve more too.

Sometimes the best advice…

Going a distance to talk business with similar farmers injects fresh thinking and insight into these operations

Reading Time: 5 minutes Farmers love to talk to other farmers, as anyone who has ever spent five minutes in a country coffee shop knows. But it’s not always easy to have productive discussions with your peers if they are also your neighbours, and if you’re competing with them to rent or purchase land, or to sell grain at […] Read more