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...
17-01-2012 11:12 AM
'Public service cuts won't impact food safety'
Cuts to federal meat inspection that will take place as early as April demonstrate how reductions in public services widely anticipated in the coming....
12-01-2012 09:47 AM
Agriculture struggles to attract youth
With strong commodity prices, Alberta’s agriculture industry is back in the black.
09-01-2012 02:41 AM
Thousands of chicks killed in barn fire
Nearly 22,000 chicks are dead in the aftermath of a Saturday morning poultry barn fire just north of Lethbridge, Alta.
03-01-2012 15:24 PM
Grain farmers fear growing pains
A wary Canadian grain industry will ease cautiously into signing forward-price contracts for the prized 2012 wheat and barley crops...
13-12-2011 09:02 AM
2011 worst year for Essex county farmers
The record wet 2011 will cost Essex County farmers millions to tens of millions of dollars and the impact will be felt for years to come.
06-12-2011 09:11 AM
Canadian association improving ties with EU
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) efforts to improve trade links in the European Union (EU) through strengthening relationships...
01-12-2011 09:09 AM
Farmers praise changes to protect land
The B.C. government is taking steps to enhance and strengthen the Agricultural Land Commission and, in turn, protect the province’s agricultural...
23-11-2011 09:58 AM
Suit won't stop Wheat Board change minister
Legal challenges won’t stop Canada’s government from passing a law by the end of 2011 to end the Canadian Wheat Board’s grain market...
19-11-2011 15:50 PM
World trade sides with Canada on US meat labelling
Canada has won the opening round in a long-simmering dispute over an American rule that required the country-of-origin be labelled on all beef and hog...
18-11-2011 08:46 AM
Canada wheat production may rise
Canada’s production of wheat, including durum, may total 24.16 million metric tons in the year that began Aug. 1...
15-11-2011 08:38 AM
Canada set to enter Asian trade talks
Opposition critics accused the government Monday of selling out Canada’s supply-managed agricultural sectors in its desire to pursue an emerging...
11-11-2011 09:24 AM
Ag minister attacks wheat board chairman
A federal cabinet minister accused the Canadian Wheat Board chairman Thursday of "stealing" $1.4 million from western farmers for an ad camp...
04-11-2011 08:47 AM
Avian flu found in wild birds
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has found a low pathogenicity H7 avian influenza virus in wild birds in central and western Canada.
01-11-2011 09:20 AM
Supply management helps dairy farms
Suggesting that the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) should now be applied to the supply-managed dairy industry ignores some fundamental ...
18-10-2011 09:01 AM
Canada to rule on abolishing Wheat Board
Canada’s Conservative government will table legislation on Tuesday to abolish the Canadian Wheat Board’s 76-year monopoly on grain exports...
01-10-2011 09:45 AM
Ontario farmer guilty of selling raw milk
Ontario farmer Michael Schmidt was found guilty of selling raw milk, a decision which overturns his 2010 acquittal of the same charge.
29-09-2011 09:05 AM
Canada wheat deregulation boosts efficiency
Deregulating wheat and barley marketing in Canada may boost efficiency and "provide greater opportunities for producers and others in the grain system...
16-09-2011 09:07 AM
Saskatchewan farmers make headway on harvest
Saskatchewan farmers have harvested 60 per cent of their crops, according to a weekly government report.
13-09-2011 09:07 AM
Farmers vote to keep Canadian Wheat Board
"We will not sit back and watch this government steamroll over farmers. We are going to stand our ground and fight for farmers," - Allen Obe...
09-09-2011 08:19 AM
Canada is taking aim at its wheat monopoly
For 70 years, a lone trading desk in Canada’s prairie region quietly has held sway over the price of wheat and, in effect, how much consumers pa...
07-09-2011 08:43 AM
Canada pressured over foreign competition
If Canada wants to play a leading role in addressing global demand for food and food security, the government must reconsider its refusal to open up d...
23-08-2011 08:41 AM
Canada's cattle herd shrinks
Canada’s cattle herd shrank as of July 1 to its smallest in 17 years, while the number of hogs rose by mid-year for the first time in five years...
12-08-2011 08:47 AM
Wheat board goes down before vote is in
The Harper government is moving ahead with plans to shut down the Canadian Wheat Board, even before the results of a plebiscite on the agency’s ...
04-08-2011 09:09 AM
Poor weather affecting hay crops
Unfavourable weather in the Ottawa area the past few months has farmers worried that hay supplies could be in short supply this year.
22-07-2011 09:15 AM
Dairy farmers aim to pool milk prices
Canada’s dairy industry will try once again to establish a national milk pool. The Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee decided at its meet...
08-07-2011 10:11 AM
Poultry antibiotic pulled in Canada
A feed additive used to help prevent coccidiosis in poultry will be suspended from sale in Canada next month.
01-07-2011 09:11 AM
Toba to pay flooded farmers $194M
More than half the farmers in Manitoba are expected to take advantage of a record compensation package announced by the provincial government Thursday...
27-06-2011 06:54 AM
Farmers say wet spring has been challenging
When Bill Miller looks across the fields in the area around his farm, he sees rows of rotting corn and soybean plants missing their deep green hue.
10-06-2011 08:48 AM
Canada farmers to abandon area the size of Belgium
Wet weather may force Canada’s farmers to abandon an area of land the size of Belgium, leaving plantings at historically low levels for a second...
27-05-2011 08:27 AM
Rainy weather hurting farmers
Weeks of steady rain have taken their toll on seasonal businesses in Atlantic Canada as the downpour keeps farmers out of their fields, golfers off of...
06-05-2011 09:03 AM
Canada bird flu-free once more
Three months of surveillance work in Manitoba’s Interlake region have restored Canada’s status as fully free of notifiable avian flu.
05-05-2011 09:22 AM
Conservatve majority threatens farmers
The future of the Canadian Wheat Board is looking bleak. After 75 years in business, during which the board established itself as the world’s la...
04-05-2011 07:52 AM
Canadian wheat board will survive
The days are numbered for the world’s last major agricultural marketing monopoly after Canada’s Conservative Party won a majority this wee...
29-04-2011 10:05 AM
Agriculture set to rebound despite flooding
Canada’s agricultural sector is set to rebound even as it faces widespread flooding on the Prairies, BMO economics says in a report Thursday.
27-04-2011 06:33 AM
Higher grain prices are good for Canada
Canada’s economy is strongly influenced by its resource sector, which includes wheat and barley. Canada is one of the biggest wheat exporters in...
26-04-2011 10:16 AM
Acres for potato farmers declining
Some Island potato growers will begin planting in about the next week, but there won’t be as many acres planted this year.
26-04-2011 09:56 AM
Rising food prices spur agriculture investments
Inflows of private capital in agriculture worldwide are expected to more than double to around $5 billion to $7 billion in two years...
15-04-2011 09:19 AM
Ontario man has mad cow disease
Canadian health officials have confirmed the country’s second-ever case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the rare human form of the so-call...
05-04-2011 08:49 AM
Canada to genetically modifiy wheat
The National Research Council plans to develop genetically modified wheat in Canada - a in measure long resisted and by own the y country’s whea...
28-03-2011 10:22 AM
Alberta cattle ranchers catching a break
It’s calving season in Alberta, and cattle herds have required extra checking at night. But what has really been keeping ranchers tossing and tu...
25-03-2011 08:59 AM
Poultry barn destroyed by fire
A large poultry barn at the Hillside Hutterite colony, in the RM of Elton, was destroyed by fire earlier this week.
24-03-2011 09:09 AM
Barn fire claims 8,000 chickens
A poultry barn fire northeast of Brandon, Man., has killed close to 8,000 chickens and caused more than $500,000 in damage.
24-03-2011 09:03 AM
Sask. in $32M in new agriculture spending
Agriculture spending will increase by $32 million this year, the Saskatchewan government announced in Wednesday’s provincial budget.
15-03-2011 07:20 AM
Quake to affect Canadian farmers
The fallout from Japan’s earthquake will batter Canadian farmers as it reverberates through agriculture markets...
13-03-2011 09:48 AM
Canada helps grow horticulture markets
The Government of Canada is investing more than $65,000 to help the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association raise the profile of Canadian horticulture ...