U.S. trade deal with Japan may cost Canadian farmers a tariff edge

U.S. trade deal with Japan may cost Canadian farmers a tariff edge

It was only last year when the ratification of a trade deal with Asia-Pacific nations was heralded as a big win for Canadian exporters. One of the jewels of the pact — called the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) — was Japan, which agreed to slash tariffs on a variety of goods. Canada’s pork and beef producers were projected […]

Psychologists say cyberbullying by hardcore vegan activists adds stress to already pressure-filled lives of farmers

Psychologists say cyberbullying by hardcore vegan activists adds stress to already pressure-filled lives of farmers

MONTREAL—Cyberbullying by vegan activists is a growing source of stress for farmers and agricultural producers who already face significant mental health challenges linked to the job, a farmer and a psychologist working in the agriculture sector say. Farmer Mylene Begin, who co-owns Princy farm in Quebec’s Abitibi-Temiscamingue region, created an Instagram account a few years […]

Investors, farmers guessing as shutdown delays crop reports

Investors, farmers guessing as shutdown delays crop reports

DES MOINES, IOWA—The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown. The announcement Friday left investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. The USDA planned to release the reports Jan. 11 but said that even if […]

Thousands march in support of Quebec dairy farmers, against USMCA concessions

Thousands march in support of Quebec dairy farmers, against USMCA concessions

MONTREAL—Half a dozen tractors rolled through the streets of downtown Montreal on Sunday as thousands of people marched in support of farmers who said they’re threatened by the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Many in the crowd brandished signs and kitchen utensils and pushed shopping carts as they joined an hour-long march organized by Quebec’s farmers’ […]