11-09-2012 08:08 AM
Western Canada farmland values soar as growers expand
Western Canadian farmland is soaring in value, as farmers expand their lands and look to cash in on high crop prices, a report by real estate organiza...
11-09-2012 08:03 AM
Canada too dependent on cattle, beef sales to US
Canada's dependence on cattle and beef sales to the United States leaves it at risk of becoming a net importer of beef from the U.S. as it buys back h...
07-09-2012 08:41 AM
Canadians flocking to U.S. for cheap milk
Did you see the YouTube video of Canadian shoppers at a U.S. Costco clearing an estimated 650 litres of milk in less than a minute? That story made he...
31-08-2012 09:23 AM
Western farmers may return hay favour to easterners
Prairie farmers could be sending hay to Ontario farmers to help them through the summer drought, a decade after 110,000 tonnes were sent by easterners...
22-08-2012 09:49 AM
Canada's cattle herd decline slowing
The long decline of Canada's cattle and calf herd slowed to its lowest year-over-year reduction in seven years, Statistics Canada data showed on Tuesd...
13-08-2012 08:49 AM
Farmers cash in on U.S. drought
After spring floods drowned his seeding plans in two years straight, Canadian farmer Walter Finlay is harvesting what looks to be an average or slight...
09-08-2012 08:19 AM
Canadian farmers go against the grain
Marty Jespersen, a fourth-generation farmer in southern Alberta, is plucking heads off stalks of his wheat crop, inspecting for bugs, fungus, and hail...
08-08-2012 08:04 AM
Farm aid cuts could come soon despite drought
Just as drought-stricken Ontario farmers are looking to the government for aid, the federal agriculture ministry is poised to cut millions from farm-s...
02-08-2012 09:02 AM
Farmers pardoned of selling grain in US
Western Canadian farmers who were convicted in the 1990s for taking their grain across the border to sell in the U.S. have been pardoned.
01-08-2012 09:08 AM
Farmers selling livestock early due to drought
Ongoing drought conditions are forcing some farmers in the region to sell their livestock because they can't afford to buy their animals’ increasingly...
27-07-2012 10:57 AM
Farmers experiment with Asian vegetables
P.E.I. farmers are trying to grow Asian vegetables with an eye to meeting a growing demand.
John MacInnis loves to garden and says it's all about e...
25-07-2012 08:29 AM
Drought imperils eastern Canada crops
Weeks of drought have turned much of Ontario’s prime agricultural land into a dust bowl. And it is corn farmers, especially in the southwest and easte...
17-07-2012 09:38 AM
Where have Canada's young farmers gone?
There have been many corn harvests since I straightened my 19-year-old shoulders and told my father: “I’m tired of farming and will never shovel piles...
08-07-2012 10:51 AM
Gold rush for Ontario crop farmers
It's enough to make agricultural commodity traders around the world break out in a sticky sweat.
In what could be a boon for Ontario crop farmers a...
29-06-2012 08:16 AM
Ottawa pumps $349m into wheat board
The federal government is injecting $349 million into the Canadian Wheat Board to cover off costs as its moves from a monopoly grain marketer to a vol...
26-06-2012 11:31 AM
Community Supported Agriculture a great way to know what's happening on the farm
Fruit and vegetable stands at the end of farm laneways are a common sight but an increasing number of farmers are changing their marketing strategy by...
25-06-2012 11:28 AM
Climate change could hinder farmers
With winter weather hitting -40 C for weeks at a time, and summers so dry that even the hardiest of crops cannot grow, Saskatchewan and the Prairies a...
23-06-2012 15:06 PM
Nearly $550,000 announced for agricultural projects
The federal and provincial governments announced new, joint funding for agricultural demonstration projects Friday at Canada's Farm Progress Show.
23-06-2012 15:03 PM
Canadian agricultural prices higher than world rate
A World Trade Organization analysis done last year has concluded that Canada's domestic agricultural producers are getting prices 11 per cent higher t...
22-06-2012 12:13 PM
'Enviropigs' put down at University of Guelph; critics blast 'callous' killing
A group of genetically modified pigs was quietly put down last month after the University of Guelph found no way to continue the research or farm the ...
22-06-2012 11:46 AM
Trans-Pacific deal may spell end for supply-managed agriculture
Some farm groups, like the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance and Grain Growers of Canada, are applauding Canada`s admittance into the Trans-Pacific Pa...
21-06-2012 11:46 AM
La Coop Fédérée set to become Canadian leader in bio-agriculture
La Coop Fédérée and Prairie Bio Energy Inc have signed a new partnership agreement, which will enable Fédérée to become a leader in the Canadian bio-a...
19-06-2012 10:43 AM
Appeal Court overturns ruling that said federal government broke wheat board law
The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that Ottawa did not break the law when it stripped the Canadian Wheat Board of its monopoly over western wheat a...
13-06-2012 07:49 AM
Peru re-opens to Canadian beef
Another of Canada's free trade partners has re-opened its ports to several types of Canadian beef for the first time since 2003.
The governments of...
31-05-2012 08:14 AM
Farming boom reaps investment harvest
Canada is experiencing an agricultural boom, attracting major international investment in its grains industry.
28-05-2012 07:21 AM
Fined beef farmer cries 'hypocrisy'
A former beef farmer fined thousands for failing to properly care for his cattle is calling for an overhaul of Manitoba’s animal-care legislatio...
14-05-2012 07:17 AM
Farmers look to cash in on surging demand
Beyond the oil patch, Canada’s West has China to thank for its economic prosperity. The Asian giant is gobbling up grains and oilseeds at an eno...
11-05-2012 08:13 AM
Canadian Wheat Board to cut 75% staff
The axe is swinging monthly at the Canadian Wheat Board as the agency moves to cut about three quarters of its staff after losing its monopoly over we...
08-05-2012 07:17 AM
Highest farmland lease tender rejected
The city’s elected officials have denied the highest tender for a five-year lease of farmland that surrounds the Prince Albert Airport.
08-05-2012 07:17 AM
Canada restricts horses from New Mexico
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said it will place new controls on horses entering Canada from the state of New Mexico in order to protect ...
02-05-2012 09:09 AM
Hard freeze hits fruit crops
Ontario’s growing season is over for some farmers even before it really began after the promise of an early season was clobbered by a killing fr...
23-04-2012 08:02 AM
Canada hurt by dairy, poultry protections
A new report says Canada might have to put a little water in its wine – or, rather, its milk – if its agricultural producers want to reap the rewards ...
16-04-2012 07:45 AM
Young farmers offered new loans for land
Canadian farmers up to age thirtysomething are being offered loans to help them improve their operations by buying or upgrading land or farm buildings...
15-04-2012 10:18 AM
Canada will not give up agriculture protection
Ottawa. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada will not sacrifice its agricultural supply management and agricultural tariffs to join the Trans-Pa...
13-04-2012 08:38 AM
Western wheat could be best in the world
Local farmer Barry Unger believes he has the best wheat in the world and is hoping to enter samples of it into the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in T...
13-04-2012 08:33 AM
Future uncertain for shelterbelt trees
The announcement of cuts in the federal agriculture department is being met with concern for the future of programs that have been integral to the far...
12-04-2012 07:46 AM
Cereal Research Centre to close amid cuts
An agricultural research centre in Winnipeg will be shut down as part of a massive wave of federal budget cuts that could affect 775 public-sector job...
11-04-2012 07:43 AM
Canadian barley trade losing out to Argentina
Canadian barley exports have dwindled to a fraction of their former might, as Argentina muscles in on trade and domestic cattle feedlots offer farmers...
02-04-2012 07:46 AM
Cattle vaccine for E. coli needs boost
Another ground beef recall related to a possible E. coli contamination has again focused attention on how to stop the bacteria from spreading.
28-03-2012 07:56 AM
Niagara fruit farmers wait on frost?s effects
Inspecting an apricot tree at Tower Farms in Youngstown Tuesday morning, David Tower said it was too early to tell how much damage an overnight cold s...
26-03-2012 09:41 AM
Agriculture jobs decreasing says new study
A study conducted for the Regional District of Nanaimo reveals that agricultural production in the RDN has decreased during the past 20 years.
19-03-2012 08:32 AM
Canada farms fear consolidation
For most of the past year, western Canadian farmers have braced for the rush of competition that will follow the end of the Canadian Wheat Board&rsquo...
15-03-2012 07:48 AM
Cattle crash kills driver east of Ottawa
A 24-year-old motorist died Tuesday night after a vehicle collided with cattle on a rural road just west of the village of Riceville, Ont.
13-03-2012 07:39 AM
Canada to defend farmers in Pacific talks
Canada will defend a tariff structure that supports its farmers as the country pushes for entry into a pan-Pacific trade pact, Canada’s trade mi...
12-03-2012 08:17 AM
Salt-loving wheat could ease food crisis
Plant scientists on Sunday said they had bred a strain of wheat that thrives in saline soils, boosting the quest to feed Earth’s growing populat...
28-02-2012 07:55 AM
Alberta cattle theft a high steaks crime
A rope and a good sturdy branch are no longer an option, or an effective deterrent for the lowlife curs stealing cows in Alberta.
21-02-2012 07:31 AM
Canada forecasts good decade for farmers
Almost all Canadian farmers, from wheat growers to cattle ranchers to potato producers, can look forward to good times for up to the next 10 years, ac...
13-02-2012 07:40 AM
Canada steps up for China’s dairy industry
Take a moment to pity the lonely Chinese dairy cow. She’s raised in a country that is only just learning to appreciate good cheese and café latt...
01-02-2012 09:03 AM
Canadian cattle ranchers in lean times
Canada’s cattle herd should keep shrinking for several years, making it tough for the No. 3 beef exporter to capitalize fully on new overseas op...
23-01-2012 07:25 AM
Canadian farms being flooded by red tape
Farmers in Canada are hit the hardest by government regulations and paperwork...