11-06-2013 08:48 AM
Injured bear on the loose after attacking livestock
An injured black bear is wandering Surrey, despite a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and another has been spotted in the city’s north end.
04-06-2013 13:46 PM
Final Canada-EU trade talks down to red meat issues
From the outset of the Canada-Europe trade talks, officials and observers cautioned that contentious agriculture issues would be saved for the end of ...
31-05-2013 09:33 AM
Climate change to impact B.C. agriculture
British Columbia needs to produce more food while contending with rising seas, diminishing water resources and changing patterns of rain and drought, ...
31-05-2013 09:28 AM
4 cattle killed in semi crash near Ponteix, Sask.
Four cattle were killed Thursday morning when a cattle truck rolled on the highway near Ponteix, Sask.
It happened around 9 a.m. CST on Highway 13,...
31-05-2013 09:27 AM
Changing climate ramps up the pressure on B.C. farmers
Despite a rapidly changing climate, Rhonda Driediger is looking at a good crop coming in this spring on the 160-acre berry farm she runs in Langley.
16-05-2013 09:10 AM
Agriculture Canada closing offices in 4 Saskatchewan communities
The federal government is closing Agriculture Canada offices in Melville, Watrous , North Battleford and Weyburn.
According to the department, rese...
10-05-2013 10:51 AM
Divide over beef last bridge to cross on road to EU trade pact
The European Union’s ambassador to Canada said special access for agriculture goods is the last obstacle to a trade deal between Brussels and Ottawa, ...
03-05-2013 09:43 AM
Agriculture Canada has taken ‘interim steps’ to meet government data security guidelines
The department that had the third-highest number of people affected by data breaches over the last decade says it has taken “interim solutions” to pro...
01-05-2013 13:55 PM
Long winter, spring floods take toll on agriculture
A winter of heavy snow followed by spring flooding is taking a toll on Saskatchewan's agriculture sector.
One Radisson-area farmer is worried flood...
30-04-2013 06:40 AM
Manitoba farmers protest Portage Diversion
A plan to divert rising waters away from Manitoba communities has local farmers up in arms.
Dozens of farmers set up a blockade Monday of the Porta...
24-04-2013 09:44 AM
Slight Dip In Cost Of Farming In Canada
Government figures suggest it cost a little less to farm in the last three months of 2012.
Statscan says it’s farm input price index went down 0 po...
23-04-2013 09:58 AM
Organic farmers, opposition ask feds to stall genetically-modified alfalfa sales
Organic farmers are calling on the federal government to put the brakes on the commercial sale of genetically-modified alfalfa seed in Canada, but bot...
12-04-2013 09:29 AM
Canada retaliation on U.S. labels may go beyond beef
Canadian retaliation against the United States for its country- of-origin meat-labeling rules may target more products than U.S. beef and pork, Canadi...
10-04-2013 08:42 AM
Canadian farmers no longer get federal help to quarantine
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will no longer help farmers deal with the aftermath of discovering anthrax in their livestock.
This means farme...
03-04-2013 09:59 AM
China complains about Canadian wheat's gluten strength
China's state-owned agricultural trading company, Cofco, has complained about the poor baking performance of some Canadian spring wheat shipments and ...
02-04-2013 09:38 AM
Could agriculture be key to lifting Ontario economy?
Agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry, and it appears poised to cash in after years of crying poor.
It is the industry with the fewest peo...
26-03-2013 06:44 AM
Rare triplet calves born at Ontario dairy farm
A rare birth took place Sunday night in Wyoming, Ont., east of Sarnia. That's where a dairy cow gave birth to triples at Excelsior Farms.
25-03-2013 08:36 AM
Walton, investors play waiting game
Hundreds of small investors in Asia and Europe who’ve invested in farmland in hopes of flipping it for development have more riding on an Ottawa plann...
07-03-2013 08:29 AM
Canadians look south to invest in agriculture
Canadian investment funds have big plans to become involved in Australian land, ports and other infrastructure projects, driven by food export potenti...
01-03-2013 08:57 AM
Canadian farm income expected to break records for 2012
Canadian farm incomes are set to smash records for 2012, as grain and oilseed farmers reap the benefits of a crop price boom not experienced since the...
28-02-2013 07:16 AM
Canadian farmers embracing genetically engineered crops
If you wanted to buy Canadian canola oil that wasn't produced from a genetically engineered plant, you would have to look awfully hard.
And it woul...
21-02-2013 09:22 AM
Frozen beef recalled after E. coli outbreak
At least two people have become sick due to an E. coli outbreak from tainted frozen beef, according to reports.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency...
21-02-2013 09:16 AM
Cattle lead Edmonton police on merry chase
Cattle that were on the lam in north Edmonton were back in captivity Wednesday evening after an effort that tied up police and wildlife officials for ...
12-02-2013 11:23 AM
Canada dairy co-operatives agree merger plans
Canada's largest dairy co-operative, Agropur, has announced a merger with Farmers Co-operative Dairy.
Quebec-based Agropur produces 3.2 billion lit...
07-02-2013 09:52 AM
Wynne will become agriculture minister
There’s absolutely no reason a city politician can’t represent rural issues, premier-designate Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday after confirming she will...
06-02-2013 08:50 AM
Ottawa prepared to give up dairy tariffs for Europe access
The Canadian government is prepared to knock holes in the hefty tariff walls shielding dairy producers from foreign competition and admit more Europea...
30-01-2013 09:56 AM
Nova Scotia farmers worry about lack of local slaughterhouses
Farmers are growing concerned about the dwindling number of provincial meat processing facilities to handle local beef and pork.
“It’s another aven...
29-01-2013 08:52 AM
Agriculture minister in warning over EU deal with Canada
The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has warned that an EU trade deal with Canada should not be allowed to result in access to European dairy an...
24-01-2013 07:57 AM
Ottawa and Saskatchewan team up on agriculture projects
Ottawa is teaming up with Saskatchewan to kick in $3.2 million to the province's agriculture fund for 23 livestock and forage research projects.
15-01-2013 06:33 AM
U.S. labeling rules cost Canada hog farmers $2 billion
U.S. country-of-origin meat-labeling rules have directly cost Canada's hog and pork industry more than $2 billion, according to a report that could he...
15-01-2013 06:21 AM
Canadian government invests $6.5m into crop research
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced C$6.5 million in funding for 38 crop-related...
14-01-2013 07:49 AM
Canada expands capacity to export beef to China
China has approved four additional Canadian beef facilities that will now be able to export beef to China, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Interna...
19-12-2012 09:05 AM
Global grain prices set for bumper year in 2013
Iffy Chinese demand makes it hard to gauge the outlook for bulk metals such as copper and iron ore. But grains look different.
Global stocks of ag...
04-12-2012 08:40 AM
Canada's Saputo to buy US dairy supplier Morningstar
Canadian cheese maker Saputo Inc. is bolstering its position in the United States by pursuing the largest acquisition in its history, a $1.45 billion ...
03-12-2012 08:17 AM
A bad time for crops is a good time for prices
It’s been been quite a year for those who are bullish on agriculture. Corn is up about 25 per cent, soybeans 27 per cent, and wheat 44 per cent.
27-11-2012 09:41 AM
Canadian farmers income increased 53% in 2011
Canadian farm income increased by 53 percent in 2011 from 2010 according to Statistics Canada. Realized net income, meaning farm income after operatin...
21-11-2012 08:28 AM
No impact on Canada's beef sales after XL Foods scare
The fallout from a massive tainted beef recall was still being felt Tuesday as the Harper government prepared to pass legislation aimed at making the ...
16-11-2012 08:04 AM
New E. coli case linked to XL Foods beef plant
A new case of E. coli has been linked to the XL Foods beef plant at the centre of an extensive product recall.
08-11-2012 09:09 AM
Dairy food company Saputo looks beyond Canada for growth
Dairy food giant Saputo Inc. sees limited growth in Canada and will keep an eye out for acquisitions in the United States and Latin America, chief exe...
07-11-2012 08:59 AM
West Quebec cattle farmers still lack federal aid
Cattle farmers in West Quebec say they are frustrated by delays in receiving financial aid from the federal government.
This summer the Quebec gove...
19-10-2012 09:06 AM
Euro crop drop boosts Ontario
Europe’s grape woes could mean a window of opportunity for Niagara wine.
Even as Europe grapples with a 10% drop in yield for its wine harvest, Nia...
16-10-2012 09:19 AM
Alberta to boost beef’s image in wake of E. coli scare
Alberta’s agriculture minister says it’s not the time for the province to grant emergency funding to cattle producers affected by the XL Foods plant c...
12-10-2012 08:44 AM
Alberta rejects call for inquiry into E. coli beef recall
Alberta Premier Alison Redford has rejected a call for a public inquiry into an E. coli scare that prompted a massive recall at a southern Alberta bee...
08-10-2012 08:42 AM
Beef recall means Canada must rebuild bridges
As Alberta’s beef reputation takes a clipping on the international stage — with grocery stores as far away as Hong Kong removing XL Foods product from...
05-10-2012 09:21 AM
Cattle industry hurt over E. coli recalls
Lyle Stewart, Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister, says he is not happy with how a meat recall has been handled, noting the cattle industry in the pro...
05-10-2012 09:15 AM
B.C. agriculture minister mulls new meat regulations
British Columbia’s new agriculture minister wants to change the province’s meat regulations so more smaller operators can slaughter, process and sell ...
02-10-2012 08:41 AM
Cattle ranchers may feel the pinch as beef recall drags out
As a Brooks. Alta., food processing plant works to meet regulatory demands, hoping to reopen, concerns about backlog at Alberta's ranches linger amid ...
01-10-2012 08:48 AM
Alberta premier backs cattle industry in E.coli crisis
Despite the closure of a food processing facility in Brooks, Alberta’s premier is standing behind what she says is still one of the province’s top pro...
27-09-2012 09:17 AM
U.S. bans beef from Canada's XL Foods plant
The United States has halted imports of beef products from one of Canada's largest beef-processing plants, owned by privately held XL Foods at Brooks,...
25-09-2012 09:06 AM
Washington to kill wolves tied to livestock losses
Washington officials announced plans Friday to kill a pack of at least eight gray wolves that have been attacking livestock in the state's northeast c...