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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...


Canada | 13 October 2016
Reopened Mexican market could be worth $250M to Canadian beef producers

Mexico could eventually be worth at least a quarter-billion dollars annually to Canada's beef industry, but producers will need to develop confidence in the reopened market to take advantage of the de...


Canada | 12 October 2016
B.C. dairy farmers fined $65,000 for antibiotics in milk

Eleven dairy farmers were fined a total of $65,000 over one year after their milk tested positive for antibiotics. The fines for the 12-month period ending July 2016 amount to an average of almost ...


Canada | 11 October 2016
My beef with Canadian beef: It just keeps getting pricier

I miss beef. With all due respect to lamb, pork, bison, horse, chicken, elk, caribou, venison, ostrich or rabbit, beef is still my favourite meat. I wouldn’t argue with any chef who wants to claim ...


Canada | 30 September 2016
Schumer continues push against harmful Canadian dairy rules

A push against Canadian protectionism harming O-AT-KA Milk and dairy entities has reached federa Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday that...


Canada | 28 September 2016
Cattle feeders in heart of Canada's industry say tax threatens survival

Feedlot operators in the heart of Canada's largest cattle-producing region are warning that a municipal tax introduced this past spring will result in more cattle feeders going out of business, days a...


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...