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Canada | 22 September 2016
Canadian cattle feedlot to close, squeezing ranchers, packers

One of Canada's biggest cattle feedlots, Alberta-based Western Feedlots, said on Wednesday it will close feeding operations after marketing the cattle it currently owns, due to poor market conditions....


Canada | 21 September 2016
Farmer pleads guilty to having more than 19 head of cattle

Lee Murray of Indian Mountain pleaded guilty Tuesday to having more than 19 head of cattle on his property without the proper permit. The Department of Agriculture requires a farm with 20 or more c...


Canada | 14 September 2016
Farmers fear market power of Agrium-PotashCorp merger

Farm groups in both Canada and the United States are sounding warning notes over the possibility of higher prices and less competition from the pending merger of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and...


Canada | 13 September 2016
World dairy producers cry foul over Canadian milk products deal

Dairy producers in Australia, the European Union, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States have teamed up to threaten a trade war over a new deal between Canadian farmers and its dairy industry. I...


Canada | 8 September 2016
Federal government invests over $30M for agriculture centre

The federal government is giving $35.3 million to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Swift Current Research and Development Centre, the agriculture minister announced Wednesday. Lawrence...


Canada | 1 September 2016
Canada fertilizer deal would send farmers to regulators

North American farmers will pressure regulators to protect their negotiating leverage with fertilizer suppliers if Potash Corp of Saskatchewan and Agrium Inc agree to merge, major farm groups said on ...


Canada | 26 August 2016
Canadian beef exports to EU in limbo over E. coli dispute

If differences of opinion over food safety practices are not resolved, the big promises of a new European market for Canadian beef may be a pipe dream. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreemen...


Canada | 24 August 2016
Canadian farmers see bumper wheat crop as rain curbs quality

Canada’s wheat production will rise more than expected this year, adding to a global glut of the grain, while canola output will probably decrease, according to a government report. Wheat output wi...


Canada | 23 August 2016
Drones are taking Ontario agriculture to new heights

Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald from the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, said drones have become an important tool in a farmer’s toolbox in the last decade. "Even before that, peop...


Canada | 16 August 2016
Laser scarecrows: Canadian farmers use high-tech wizardry to battle birds

In a plan that would make Dr Evil proud, a group of farmers and engineers in Canada are using scarecrows with “frickin’ laser beams” to scare off pesky geese. The old-school deterrent made popular ...


Canada | 15 August 2016
Beef industry resists customers' demands for change in how cattle are raised

Earls provoked the ire of ranchers when it took Canadian beef off its menu this spring, but after Earls reversed its decision, farmers directed their scorn toward A&W. Four years ago, the fast food...


Canada | 11 August 2016
Farmers in firing line as weather extremes impact crops

It’s a tale of two summers this year in Canada, with rain — and the lack of it — causing concerns about the state of the country’s crops. In Ontario, officials are forecasting a strong fruit harves...


Canada | 4 August 2016
Livestock traceability in the spotlight

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency will hold the inaugural Traceability Symposium 2016 in Calgary on Nov. 2-3. The two-day event will address traceability’s role; regulations and compliance;...


Canada | 29 July 2016
Canadians given go-ahead to buy another dairy farm

Canadians are continuing to buy into New Zealand dairy farming with the purchase of a property in the Maniototo, Otago. Last year a report by KPMG showed Canadian investors were the biggest foreign...


Canada | 21 July 2016
Agriculture minister commits $6.4M for Canadian beef promotion abroad

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay says the government has committed up to $6.4 million over three years to help promote Canadian beef abroad. Speaking in Calgary Wednesday, MacAu...


Canada | 7 July 2016
Mexico lifts Canadian beef restrictions

More than a decade after the fallout of mad cow disease, Mexico is lifting restrictions on Canadian beef imports. The news was announced June 28 during a visit by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nie...


Canada | 24 June 2016
Canadian farmers' percentage equity increase

Equity in Canada’s farm sector was up almost 6 per cent at the end of last year from the year before. However, Statistics Canada points out that’s the smallest percentage increase since 2009. Th...


Canada | 21 June 2016
Farmers suffer losses in 'pockets' of Manitoba after heavy rain

Parts of southern Manitoba hammered with rain are seeing some crop losses this year, says Dan Mazier, president of the Keystone Agricultural Producers, a member-funded farm policy organization. Ove...


Canada | 17 June 2016
Foreign traders moving in on Canadian wheat market

From China to Saudi Arabia, grain traders around the world are looking to grab a piece of Canada’s wheat market. China’s state-owned Cofco Agri Ltd. is hiring three grain traders for a new office in M...


Canada | 16 June 2016
Ontario poultry farmer talks about avian influenza experience

It’s every poultry farmer’s nightmare. Avian Influenza. Bob McCauley was one of was one of only a few farmers in Ontario to realize the devastating impact of an outbreak firsthand and he shared ...


Canada | 16 June 2016
B.C.'s leaders in sustainable agriculture brainstorm growth strategies

B.C.’s strong “buy local” culture is ripe to help the provincial government meet its ambitious goals to boost the agri-food and seafood sector, according to an independent report released this week. ...


Canada | 16 June 2016
Auditor general challenges tax breaks for agriculture fair groups

Auditor General Kim MacPherson says 13 agricultural fair associations in New Brunswick may be getting tax breaks unfairly and is calling for improved provincial oversight of the groups. MacPherson'...


Canada | 15 June 2016
The Dilemma facing Canadian farmers

We have a romanticized idea of farm life and the farmer's markets we're exposed to are merely a novelty at best-- it is for the sake of simplifying the often times complex nature of running a farm and...


Canada | 8 June 2016
Be extra cautious when using public roads, says Alberta Agriculture

When it comes to moving farm equipment on public roads, a little planning can go a long way towards preventing accidents. “Farmers should check their route prior to starting out with farm equipment...


Canada | 7 June 2016
Canada commits to G20 agriculture declaration with China

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, participated in the G20 Agricultural Ministers' Meeting in Xi'an, China on June 3, where ministers supported the adoption of the G20 ...


Canada | 3 June 2016
Agriculture minister pitches Canada's food products at G20 meeting in China

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is in China this week for G20 agriculture meetings, and took the opportunity to pitch Canada's food products. "There's 1.5 billion people here and the...


Canada | 2 June 2016
More money for agriculture in sask budget

The Ministry of Agriculture's budget for 2016-17 will increase by 7.5 per cent for a total of $389.8 million. The bulk of that money ($254.6 million) is earmarked to fund Saskatchewan's share of bu...


Canada | 27 May 2016
Southern Ontario farmers launch their own weather network

Southern Ontario farmers are building their own weather network to more accurately record how conditions will affect their crops. The AG Grower Daily Dashboard project is designed to give farmers h...


Canada | 27 May 2016
The changing face of Canada's farm industry

Mapping the evolution of Canada's farm industry is not as simple as just examining the numbers. Every five years, Canada's federal government asks us to provide details on who lives in our househol...


Canada | 26 May 2016
Alberta's farm safety talks are missing farmers

Alberta's controversial farm safety bill is set to be examined by consultants next month — but only 30 per cent of group are actual farmers. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier and Labour Minister C...