Agribusiness & Food Production

Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness & Food Production group is a leader in Canada.  We advise on the legal needs for all segments of this industry sector, from the farmer/producer, to the food manufacturer, to the end consumer – and virtually every other facet along the value chain.  Agribusiness and food production gives rise to many complex and unique legal issues.  Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness & Food Production group brings in lawyers from all practice areas in our firm to solve the corporate/commercial and litigation challenges faced by our clients. Recognized by Chambers Canada as the leading law firm for Agribusiness and the only Canadian law firm to achieve Band 1 ranking, our Agribusiness & Food Production Group is the only Canadian law firm with the experience and in-depth expertise to cover the entire scope of the industry – from field to table.

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in 2017 Chambers Canada guide

Thirteen Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups are named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada.  The guide ranks lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, based on client feedback, peer interviews and an assessment of...

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Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness Group featured in National Post

Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness and Food Group is featured the National Post article, “Chambers Canada: Agribusiness sector sprouts with Canada farmland boom” following the group’s Band 1 ranking in the inaugural Chambers guide which ranks the country’s leading law firm and...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in Chambers Canada

Twelve Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups were ranked in the recently published first edition of the Chambers Canada Guide. The Guide ranks leading lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories across Canada, in over 40...

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Reuters quotes Rick Van Beselaere on large-scale farmland purchases in Saskatchewan

As investor giants eye valuable land in the Prairie provinces, local farmers and their associations are demanding stricter rules on large-scale and foreign investors. But according to Rick Van Beselaere in a Reuters exclusive, entitled “Canadian province eyes tougher rules...

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Thought leadership in agribusiness: The Food Web blog

The Food Web, authored by Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness and Food Group lawyers, focuses on legal issues and challenges in Canada’s agriculture and food production industries. Timely, insightful, and national in focus, postings highlight the group’s expertise in finance and lending,...

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David Schnurr speaks at Agri Investment Forum

David Schnurr speaks at the 2013 Agri Investment Forum in Toronto.  The Agri Investment Forum showcases the highest potential emerging, growth stage, and established agri-businesses and promotes deal flow with investors from across North America.

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Wendy Baker and Jeff Grubb are quoted in Lexpert® on agribusiness on the rise

In the wake of huge global deals like Glencore’s acquisition of Viterra, national law firms are realizing what regional firms have known for years: agribusiness is on the rise. Read the full article in the April 2013 edition: From Dirt...

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Miller Thomson is proud to announce our newest blog, The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

Miller Thomson’s newest blog, The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law, provides commentary on legal issues and challenges in agriculture, food production and processing.  Our blog will feature a wide variety of subjects relating to agribusiness and food production...

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Miller Thomson’s Agriculture and Food Production Group lawyers offered context and perspective on the recently released 2011 Census of Agriculture

2012 Media Coverage Lawyers from several offices were interviewed by media about key findings of the census, including changes in farm succession planning and the increasing average age of the Canadian farmer. Brian Kaliel, from our Edmonton office, is quoted...

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Brian Kaliel comments on the increasing age of the Canadian farmer in The Globe and Mail as part of its coverage on the 2011 Census of Agriculture.

“The concern is that farmers are aging, and for the sector and for the economy generally, where are we going to find young farmers to fill the role of those folks who are leaving the business?” said Kaliel who is...

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Miller Thomson lawyers present Food & Beverage Industry course

Wendy Baker and Catherine Bate are course leaders for Lexpert Professional Development’s 2nd Annual Food & Beverage Industry in Canada course: The Dawn of a New Era – What to Expect in 2017. The program covers: “Regulatory Overview”, presented by Wendy...

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Brian Kaliel speaks on Enhanced Protection for Farm & Ranch Workers Act

Brian Kaliel speaks at the Canadian Association of Farm Advisor’s Farm Succession Update in Red Deer, Alberta. He will speak on the subject of “The Enhanced Protection for Farm & Ranch Workers Act- One Year Out”. His presentation will address...

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Robin-Lee Norris interviews Charyl Galpin of BMO Nesbitt Burns

Part of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural “Inspirational Women” luncheon, the topic is the personal and professional trajectory to influence and leadership.

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Robin-Lee Norris presents on business structures and family farms

Robin-Lee Norris is speaking at the CAFA Farm Tax Update for Professionals Conference on the topic of “Business Structures and Family Farms: One size does not fit all”.

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Agribusiness lawyers host Legal & Regulatory Review forum

Wendy Baker, Sarah Hansen, and John Tidball host the “Annual Legal and Regulatory Review” session at the Agri-Energy and Waste Management Forum in Abbotsford.

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Miller Thomson lawyers present Q&A session on food manufacturing and processing

Greg Hertzberger, Robin-Lee Norris, Kristina Shaw and Andy Chan present to the Business Investment and Development Unit of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) in a question/answer session pertaining to the food manufacturing and processing industry.

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The Labour and Employment aspects of Agriculture

Our Session Focuses On: Immigration Update – how the changes to the immigration system and new regulations affect employers in the Agricultural sector Workplace Investigations – Tips & Best Practises for conducting workplace investigations The duty to accommodate – Employers’...

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Food Processors: Going Global and the Productivity Imperative

Do you want to know more about the global expansion strategies that Canadian food processors are investigating to improve their productivity and bottom line? Curious about how your peers are navigating the increasingly complex layers of regulation? To learn the...

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Environmental Issues in Agriculture

Miller Thomson presents “Environmental Issues in Agriculture.” This seminar covers: Manure Law: Regulatory Control over Nutrient Management Provincial governments across Canada have enacted regulatory schemes to control the storage and management of manures and other nutrients, in an attempt to...

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Agricultural Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 370

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Agriculture Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 369

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Agriculture Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 368

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Agriculture Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 367

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Agriculture Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 366

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Agricultural Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 365

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Agricultural Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 364

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Agricultural Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 360

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Agricultural Law NetLetter

LexisNexis, Issue 358

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Agricultural Law NetLetter

LexisNexis, Issue 357

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Ernst & Young concludes mandate as receiver of insolvent Stomp Pork Farms

Counsel to Ernst & Young Inc.

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Westcap AG acquires Rainy Day Manufacturing

Counsel to Westcap AG Corporation

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CidreCo acquires cider divisions of Domaine Pinnacle and La Face Cachée de la Pomme

Counsel to Groupe CidreCo

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Schedule I bank provides agricultural financing to primary producer

Counsel to the Schedule I bank

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Schedule I bank provides agricultural financing to poultry producer

Counsel to a Schedule I bank

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Nexus Ag acquired by Univar

Counsel to Nexus Ag Business Inc.

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Masterfeeds acquires Feedmatch

Counsel to Masterfeeds

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Alltech acquires Masterfeeds, creating one of Canada’s largest animal nutrition offerings

Counsel to Ag Processing Inc. in its sale of shares of Masterfeeds Inc. to Alltech

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The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

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