Promoting Canadian Oats

Small thumbnail image of the Maple Oatmeal with Quinoa recipe

As spring arrives across North America, people are getting outside and renewing their commitment to an active lifestyle. Whether you’re the kind of person who likes to train for triathlons and push yourself to the limit, or someone who just like to go for a walk and take in nature’s blossoming beauty, Canadian oats can complement your active lifestyle.

In the winter of 2013-2014, producers accused the railways of failing to move grain from inland terminals to port, clogging elevators across Western Canada and cutting cash prices. According to Mark Hemmes, president of Quorom Corp., railways and grain companies have actually improved the efficiency and performance of the system over the last 15 years.

Click here to read the full article from The Western Producer.

Executives from major food companies like General Mills, Cargill, Nestle and The J.M. Smucker Company attended a food industry gathering in Washington, D.C. last week. Those in attendance discussed the potential impacts of President Trump's preliminary fiscal 2018 budget, which includes a call to cut the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget by 21%. The border adjustment tax or BAT, was also a topic of discussion at the gathering, and would introduce a 20% tariff on all imports.

Click here to read the full article from Forbes.

Small thumbnail image of the Farmland Flax Cookies recipe

Freshly baked cookies are a staple at snack time and the perfect sweet finale to a meal. Often high in fat and sugar and low in fibre, they’re also one of the first things to be given up when people resolve to follow a healthy diet.

Oats are a versatile grain with huge culinary potential, and people around the world are incorporating oats into their meals in new ways.

In China, oats were historically uncommon throughout most of the country. However, oatmeal is gaining popularity as a breakfast alternative to traditional warm rice porridge.

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