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Canada | 19 July 2017
Measures protecting Canadian dairy industry under fire at U.S. NAFTA hearing

Canadian measures to protect the dairy industry came under the microscope at a U.S. congressional hearing on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement Tuesday, suggesting the Liberal governmen...


Canada | 18 July 2017
Aging farmers with no succession plans put future of Canadian family farms at risk

Bryan Maynard says his grandfather, a Prince Edward Island potato farmer, didn't start talking about retirement until he was 80 years old and had been diagnosed with dementia. At that point, with n...


Canada | 18 July 2017
U.S. dairy lobby increases pressure on Canada; NAFTA fight looms

The U.S. dairy lobby is ratcheting up the pressure on Canada as talks to renegotiate NAFTA draw closer, demanding concessions the Canadian government looks unwilling to grant, according to people fami...


Canada | 14 July 2017
Sulphate in water, dehydration and heat killed 200 Sask. cattle

Lab results have determined the death of 200 cattle in a grazing pasture near Shamrock, Sask., earlier this month was caused by a combination of dehydration, poor water quality and heat, according to ...


Canada | 13 July 2017
Montreal farmer's market aims to eliminate wasted food

Foodies flock to Montreal’s popular Jean-Talon Market to source fresh produce. Their discerning palates demand nothing but the best. But those high culinary standards see vendors there toss out around...


Canada | 10 July 2017
Montreal farmer's market aims to eliminate wasted food

Foodies flock to Montreal’s popular Jean-Talon Market to source fresh produce. Their discerning palates demand nothing but the best. But those high culinary standards see vendors there toss out around...


Canada | 5 July 2017
Farmers fear for their business after flooding destroys crops

It has been a difficult few months for farmer’s right across the province. Heavy rainfall and repeated flooding has damaged crops. Some farmer’s say their dollar loss is in the millions and worry w...


Canada | 30 June 2017
CETA trade deal: Canada, land of opportunity for farmers

In this special edition of Talking Europe, we’re taking a closer look at the CETA free trade deal between Europe and Canada. After years of negotiations, CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agr...


Canada | 29 June 2017
Canada raises meat inspection bar for Brazil

Meat-importing countries from North America to Europe and Asia have tightened inspection standards for shipments from Brazil in a bid to protect consumers, following a probe into possible corruption i...


Canada | 28 June 2017
'You've got to live with the down price': Beef future worries farmer

Beef prices are projected to go up this summer, but a P.E.I. cattle farmer says he is hearing different news about what he can expect at the farm gate. Sterling Mitchell has between 400 and 500 hea...


Canada | 27 June 2017
After heavy rains damage crops, Toronto farmers hope for clear skies

Farmers in the Holland Marsh area of Toronto spent the weekend scrambling to pump water off their fields and save their crops after heavy rainfall. The rain reached its peak on Friday when a storm ...


Canada | 21 June 2017
Agriculture stats call for political will as family farms dwindle

In mid-May the federal government began a multi-stage release of the long-awaited results of the 2016 Agriculture Census. Frustratingly, the last of the data releases will happen in late 2018. Still, ...


Canada | 16 June 2017
Kamloops dairy farm will rebuild after devastating fire

A dairy farming family says it will rebuild after its main production facility was destroyed in a fire that started late Wednesday night at the Blackwell Dairy Farm about 20 kilometres east of Kamloop...


Canada | 13 June 2017
Agriculture coming to school curriculum

The Government of Canada is highlighting the importance of agriculture education in schools across the country. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, announced an investment...


Canada | 12 June 2017
Alberta ranch takes ethics of cattle farming to a new level

The controversial, high-profile pig trial in Milton, Ont., last month — where an animal activist was cleared of criminal mischief charges for giving pigs water during transport — underlines the public...


Canada | 8 June 2017
Alberta eliminates student fees for high school agriculture apprenticeship program

Alberta high school students taking part in an agriculture apprenticeship will no longer have to pay out of their own pocket for the program. The provincial government is providing a funding boost ...


Canada | 6 June 2017
U.S. asks Canada to end 'underhanded' dairy-pricing class

The United States has asked Canada to eliminate a new “underhanded” dairy-pricing class that has undercut sales by U.S. dairies to Canadian processors, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on ...


Canada | 17 May 2017
Canada to keep revenue cap on rail grain shipments, farmers glad

The Canadian government said on Tuesday it planned to maintain a revenue cap on western grain that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd haul for export, a move farmers praised...


Canada | 16 May 2017
Dairy farmer arrested for allegedly spraying 12,000 litres of manure at union office

A man was arrested by police after 12,000 litres of liquid manure was sprayed outside the office of Quebec’s professional farmers’ union on Monday, police said. A 56-year-old man from Henryville, s...


Canada | 12 May 2017
Census shows agriculture in decline, but northern farmers see golden age ahead

Chris Regele has discovered he doesn't look like a farmer. "A new guy drops seed off and says 'Is the owner around?' and 'I say, yeah that's me.' I guess they don't see it that often," the 27-year-...


Canada | 11 May 2017
Canadian farmers getting older; fewer but larger farms: agriculture census

Fewer and slightly older Canadian producers are planting more cropland on larger farms and are making relatively stable profits. That’s the general overview of the 2016 Census of Agriculture releas...


Canada | 8 May 2017
A career in agriculture: High school students pitch peers

Who better to pitch high school students on careers in agriculture than high school students themselves? That's the idea behind a new program called Gen Ag, short for Generation Agriculture. "Gen ...


Canada | 4 May 2017
Canadian farmers on the losing end of European trade deal

Our federal government is pushing Bill C-30 through the parliamentary process toward its passing as quickly and quietly as possible. This is the legislation required to implement the Comprehensive Eur...


Canada | 28 April 2017
Farms caught in Canadian trade dispute find buyers for their milk

Just days before they might have had to close, most of the Wisconsin dairy farms caught up in a trade dispute with Canada have found buyers for their milk, enabling them to stay in business. At ris...


Canada | 27 April 2017
Canada's CPPIB pension fund plans farmland retreat

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has decided against making further investments in farmland and is open to selling its existing portfolio after reviewing the operations, people familiar wi...


Canada | 24 April 2017
Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

Canada's ambassador to Washington said Tuesday night that President Donald Trump is wrong when he says Canada's trade practices in the dairy industry are "very unfair." Ambassador David MacNaughton...


Canada | 20 April 2017
Canada hits back in dairy dispute with the US

Canada is pushing back over US President Donald Trump's criticism that its protectionist dairy policies are hurting US farmers. Mr Trump targeted Canada's dairy sector as "unfair" in a recent speec...


Canada | 19 April 2017
Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

Canada's ambassador to Washington said Tuesday night that President Donald Trump is wrong when he says Canada's trade practices in the dairy industry are "very unfair." Ambassador David MacNaughton...


Canada | 12 April 2017
Canada closes a door on US dairy farmers

In 2016, U.S. milk producers, competing in a global dairy market, saw the value of milk fall to the lowest level since the recession. Now, U.S. dairy producers are facing another challenge: Canada...


Canada | 12 April 2017
Canada says don't blame it for Wisconsin dairy woes

Canada says it’s being wrongly blamed for a decision by a major dairy processor that could put some Wisconsin farms out of business in less than three weeks. At issue are changes in Canadian policy...