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Canada | 19 January 2017
Farmer in northern Ontario sold livestock to focus on crops

A farmer in Ontario’s Rainy River district had a successful beef cattle operation with a herd of about 600 animals, but decided to change his focus from cows to crops. After the Northern Heritage F...


Canada | 17 January 2017
Could Trump save the Canadian dairy industry?

The great Canadian dairy crisis is about to experience a new and interesting twist. On the verge of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, some wonder whether he could...


Canada | 13 January 2017
Saskatchewan taking livestock premises ID mandatory

Saskatchewan livestock producers wanting to take part in provincial programs will soon have to have a valid premises identification (ID) number. The provincial and federal governments on Thursday a...


Canada | 12 January 2017
Ontario beef producers seeing lower returns

The president of Beef Farmers of Ontario says producers in the province are facing many challenges. Matt Bowman says the problems start with low prices. Producers are getting 50 per cent less for t...


Canada | 12 January 2017
Hundreds of layoffs coming in Atlantic Canada dairy industry

An industry reorganization among Canada's largest dairy producers will see 346 people in Atlantic Canada laid off. Agropur Dairy Cooperative and Saputo Inc., both based out of Quebec, will be layin...


Canada | 11 January 2017
Canadian dairy farmers modernizing the industry

The Dairy Farmers of Ontario is changing to meet a growing demand for its products as well as challenges posed by a recent trade agreement with the European Union. It’s a two-fold process that invo...


Canada | 10 January 2017
'Bright future' for agriculture, says Emo, Ont. farmer

A new generation of northwestern Ontario residents is getting back to the land. Kim Jo Bliss, who runs a beef operation near Emo said there's been a resurgence of interest in farming in the region...


Canada | 23 December 2016
Governments of Canada and Manitoba invest in provincial agriculture projects

Four projects aimed at helping Manitoba’s agriculture industry remain strong are receiving funding from the federal and provincial governments. Manitoba Minister of Agriculture announced that more ...


Canada | 13 December 2016
Why I choose to grow genetically engineered crops

A recent visit to the Toronto office of a prominent Canadian NGO to discuss that organization’s negative, one-sided portrayal of GE farm crops got me thinking about a recent comment from Tamar Haspel,...


Canada | 9 December 2016
Farm Credit Canada expands support for young farmers

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is increasing its support for young farmers, doubling the amount of credit available under the FCC Young Farmer Loan. “A big focus of FCC’s mandate is to provide innovative...


Canada | 5 December 2016
Farming remains No. 1 career killer in Manitoba

Farming remains at the top of Manitoba's most dangerous career choices with more deaths over the past decade than any sector. According to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, 48 deaths occu...


Canada | 1 December 2016
Nova Scotia's Scotsburn to be sold to Quebec dairy giant Agropur

Nova Scotia-based Scotsburn has struck a deal to be sold to Quebec dairy giant Agropur Cooperative, the company announced Wednesday afternoon. Scotsburn began as a creamery 116 years ago in a small...


Canada | 30 November 2016
Engaging youth in Canadian agriculture

It was a full house on the Agricultural Campus farm this past Friday as students, alumni and young farmers filled seats to hear from and speak with Canada’s minister of agriculture. The Honourable ...


Canada | 29 November 2016
Canadian beef-pork producers next target for Trump?

A memo obtained by the US television network CNN, suggests the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will take a hardline stance on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAF...


Canada | 25 November 2016
Farmers watch move to ban another neonicotinoid

Ontario grain growers are keeping a close eye on a federal plan to phase out a controversial pesticide used to control insects in cereal crops, potatoes and grass turf. That’s not because imidaclop...


Canada | 24 November 2016
Alberta declares state of agricultural disaster amid poor harvest

Two Alberta counties west of Edmonton declared states of agricultural disaster Wednesday following a wet growing season that led to a difficult harvest. The moves came one day after the Alberta govern...


Canada | 23 November 2016
Bovine TB quarantine marred by lack of transparency

A cattle rancher in southeastern Alberta at the centre of the bovine tuberculosis outbreak told politicians in Ottawa Tuesday that the federal response has been marked by a lack of urgency or transpar...


Canada | 22 November 2016
Rancher says cattle producers under bovine TB quarantine need financial help

Rancher Brad Osadczuk says having his cattle quarantined for the last two months due to a bovine tuberculosis outbreak is hurting his business and his family — and he wants the federal government to s...


Canada | 11 November 2016
Canada dairy farmers say Europe trade deal payout falls short

The Canadian government said on Thursday that it would spend C$350 million ($259.88 million) to help its dairy sector compete against increased European imports allowed under a free trade deal, but th...


Canada | 9 November 2016
Alberta cattle TB investigation now includes Saskatchewan

The food safety investigation into a case of bovine tuberculosis that was found in an Alberta cow now extends into Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association says two farms in Saskatc...


Canada | 8 November 2016
Ranches in southeast hit hard after TB discovered

At least 30 ranches in southeastern Alberta are under quarantine by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after a cow from the area was found to have bovine tuberculosis. The finding has so far led t...


Canada | 4 November 2016
Birds, bees, and drones: The new face of Canadian agriculture

Canada’s farming industry is in the midst of a demographic crisis. According to Statistics Canada, the average age of farmers in 2011 was 54, and more than half were older than 55. Between 1991 and 20...


Canada | 3 November 2016
Canada investigating bovine tuberculosis

Around 30 farms in southeastern Alberta, Canada are under quarantine as Canada attempts to track down cattle exposed to bovine tuberculosis (TB). CBC News of Canada reports the investigation stems...


Canada | 3 November 2016
Alberta county declares state of agricultural disaster due to poor harvest

A dire harvest season due to wet weather in Alberta has led Brazeau County, southwest of Edmonton, to declare a state of agricultural disaster. In a media release sent Wednesday morning, the county...


Canada | 2 November 2016
European trade deal could be $600M boost for Alberta beef producers

It still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament and the legislature of every European Union member state, but the newly signed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Europe...


Canada | 1 November 2016
Canadian ag drone data firm to court U.S. farmers

A high-tech gizmo that looks like a miniature UFO buzzing low over cultivated fields, gathering useful information about water drainage, crop yields and plant health, and sending the data to a compute...


Canada | 1 November 2016
Safe for now, Canadian dairy farmers fret over EU trade deal

On both sides of the Atlantic, many of the people who are most upset about the new free trade deal between Canada and the European Union are dairy farmers. But they have opposite worries. The deal ...


Canada | 28 October 2016
More BC beef to appear on European plates once CETA deal is signed

It appears the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the Canada-Europe free trade deal, will be sealed, after a region of Belgium held back its support last week. The BC beef industry is eage...


Canada | 21 October 2016
Farmers fail to rally to tax revolt talk

If farmland property taxes are too high, don’t pay them. That’s what Dugald farmer Edgar Scheurer suggested while commenting on Facebook about Manitoba Co-operator stories on skyrocketing farmland ...


Canada | 19 October 2016
GM cattle could have many benefits

Genetically modified cattle can offer both producers and consumers benefits. They won’t be seen in grocery stores for the foreseeable future, but it’s worth laying the groundwork for them, Andrea B...