agriculture minister

Once the soybean king of Brazil, Maggi becomes its agriculture minister

Farmer-turned-policitian Blairo Maggi, from the powerhouse agricultural state of Mato Grosso, is the new agriculture minister of Brazil under interim President Michel Temer. Maggi is expected to be a strong voice for the farm sector in one of the world's largest producers and exporters, said Reuters.

Goodale among front-runners for Canada ag minister

Ralph Goodale, a frequent member of the cabinet when Liberals are in charge in Canada, is among the half-dozen likely candidates for agriculture minister, says Kelsey Johnson in Western Producer. The incoming prime minister, Justin Trudeau, will name his cabinet by next Wednesday.