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...
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...