A few weeks ago, many Ontario soybean growers were unhappy their board decided to stop pursuing the four-year joint commodity-group dream with corn and wheat producers. They said so, and the board listened. Now, the board wants...Read More
Author: Owen Roberts
Canadian livestock producers asked governments for aid to get through the current price crisis. Today, Ottawa and the provinces responded with what is likely to be seen as additional loans. I don't think that's what...Read More
Those who were wondering if the rising fortunes in some parts of agriculture (grains and oilseeds, in particular, whose prices overall have risen 40 per cent in the past year) are real or a blip, should check out a new report...Read More
I'm not sure where all the local food proponents are holding court, but wherever you are, now's the time to come out swinging in support of local livestock farmers.They're getting hammered by surpluses, low prices...Read More
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.