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Canada | 12 March 2019
Canadian farms are getting safer — but not fast enough

Farms across Canada are becoming safer, but danger still abounds. “We are seeing fewer entanglement injuries and fewer deaths from rollovers — that’s where the big gains are on the technology and e...


Canada | 2 February 2019
The new Canada Food Guide won't kill farming

Last week’s release of the revamped Canada Food Guide, a document conceived during the Second World War out of a need to make the most of scarce rations, has, despite headlines suggesting otherwise, m...


Canada | 26 September 2018
Farmer injured in tornado out of danger, family says

Leo Muldoon, 78, was working on Dunrobin-area farm when tornado struck One of four people who remain in hospital after an EF-3 tornado carved a path of destruction through the rural west Ottawa com...


Canada | 21 September 2018
Canadian pot farmers eligible to apply for provincial tax break

Weed producers looking to set up in Saskatchewan could get a tax break from the government. The tax break is also available to other agricultural businesses, like pea protein processors or malt pro...


Canada | 19 September 2018
Ford stresses need to protect farming in NAFTA deal

Premier Doug Ford says any NAFTA deal must protect jobs in the province’s agricultural sector. He says farming jobs can’t be used as a bargaining chip in the trade talks, in which Canada’s supply m...


Canada | 14 September 2018
Farmer converts 40000 acres into Canada's largest organic farm

A Sask. farmer who was raised on a conventional farm is converting his 40,000 acre farm to organic, making it the largest in Canada. Katelyn Wilson reports. A Saskatchewan farmer is blazing the tra...


Canada | 13 September 2018
Chinese soybean tariffs are aimed at U.S. farmers, but Ontario farmers are suffering

Ontario’s soy farmers are facing a ticking time bomb thanks to Chinese tariffs that weren’t even aimed at Canada. On July 6, in response to tariffs introduced by the United States on Chinese goods,...


Canada | 13 September 2018
Canada's dairy farmers: 'If you give an inch, Trump is going to take a mile'

Negotiations are underway to hammer out a new North American trade deal in the United States capitol, nearly 600 kilometres southeast of Philip Armstrong’s dairy farm. The tension in Washington is wei...


Canada | 12 September 2018
Here's the one Ottawa policy in NAFTA that even Canadian farmers think is unfair

Revamping a long-held agricultural policy that unfairly penalizes American wheat could give Canada a bargaining chip in the NAFTA talks and settle an old grievance between farmers on either side of th...


Canada | 4 September 2018
Alberta farmer says dry summer could mean a 30% hit to his crop yield

An especially dry growing season means some southern Alberta farmers are bracing for a potential hit to their harvest. "My yields are going to be down for sure," said Larry Woolliams of the 9,000-a...


Canada | 31 August 2018
On Canadian dairy farms, fear and frustration as U.S. demands trade concessions

Marie-Pier Vincent, a fourth-generation Quebec dairy farmer, worries it will be even harder to make ends meet if Canada allows more tariff-free imports of milk products from the United States under a ...


Canada | 29 August 2018
Canada's Trudeau says he will defend dairy farmer protections in NAFTA

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday his position on the supply management system that protects Canada’s dairy farmers has not changed and he will defend it as Canada works to renew ...


Canada | 17 August 2018
Canada makes marijuana farmers eligible for government agriculture programs

Canadian officials have decided that the country’s cannabis farmers are eligible for federal funding that supports innovation and sustainability efforts in agriculture. The decision in Canada happened...


Canada | 16 August 2018
Quebec government offers $863M to agriculture sector to mitigate impact of U.S. tariffs

The Quebec government on Wednesday said it would spend C$863 million over five years to mitigate the impact of U.S. tariffs on companies and the Canadian province’s agriculture sector. The plan wou...


Canada | 15 August 2018
What Canadians don’t understand about farming—and what they need to

My family’s farm began in 1880s with a sod house and an intrepid couple—the Banmans—willing to brave the unforgiving Canadian prairies. There’s a dimple near our apple trees where that first house was...


Canada | 14 August 2018
What Canadians don’t understand about farming—and what they need to

My family’s farm began in 1880s with a sod house and an intrepid couple—the Banmans—willing to brave the unforgiving Canadian prairies. There’s a dimple near our apple trees where that first house was...


Canada | 9 August 2018
U.S. tariffs expected to impact new farm equipment sales on Canadian Prairies: dealer

Shares in Canada’s largest farm equipment dealer fell by more than seven per cent Wednesday after it said it expects lower sales of new products in the second half of 2018 as prices rise due to U.S. t...


Canada | 3 August 2018
Sunflower farm closes after being inundated with selfie seekers

A Canadian farm boasting beautiful sunflowers has reportedly put an end to photo-seeking visitors for the remainder of the season due to a massive crowd over the weekend. Bogle Seeds in Hamilton, O...


Canada | 2 August 2018
Farm regrets opening fields after social-media butterflies trample flowers

The hope was to earn a little extra income during the two weeks that the family farm’s crop was in bloom. But Ontario’s largest sunflower grower soon found itself backtracking on the idea, after it...


Canada | 16 July 2018
Alberta's agriculture industry facing uncertainty as trade war brews

The trade battle between Canada and the U.S. is casting a shadow over Alberta’s agriculture industry, as farmers and ranchers face tariffs on input costs and increased uncertainty in the market. Wh...


Canada | 28 June 2018
Alberta to bring in health and safety rules to protect farm workers by December

Alberta farm and ranch workers will be able to use older equipment and forgo the use of a seatbelt if it’s not practical under new rules that come into effect on Dec. 1. The government passed legis...


Canada | 26 June 2018
Organic farmer wins best pitch for $1 million cannabis investment

An organic farmer has cleared the first hurdle in receiving $1 million to build a greenhouse to grow organic cannabis in southern Ontario. Mike Matthews, a farmer and founder of Bella Vista Cannabi...


Canada | 14 June 2018
Canada says 'we must always remember’ US is biggest agri-customer

Minister of Agriculture says we ‘must always remember’ U.S. is our biggest customer Lawrence MacAulay talks about how important the relationship between the U.S. and Canada is to the agricultural s...


Canada | 13 June 2018
Continued frost has everything 'rolling backwards' for farmer

There was another frost across Prince Edward Island and the costs are piling up for many Island farmers. "It's kind of disheartening," said Greg MacKenzie of MacKenzie Produce in Stratford. "Eve...


Canada | 12 June 2018
Farmer caught in the middle as Trump and Trudeau spar over dairy

Dairy farmers are being made into scapegoats in the brewing trade war between Canada and the United States, according to one Manitoba producer. U.S. President Donald Trump has made Canada's supply-...


Canada | 1 June 2018
Explain that $30 billion farm spending war chest

Canada wants the United States to explain why its lawmakers have made an additional $30 billion available to support U.S. farmers hit by trade woes, and how Washington might distribute the money, acco...


Canada | 21 May 2018
N.W.T. government announces $5.6M for agriculture projects

Agriculture groups in the Northwest Territories looking to expand their business now have the opportunity to apply for new funding. The territorial government announced on Friday $5.6 million towar...


Canada | 16 May 2018
Big tech inventions in agriculture look to solve common problems

In plant nurseries and greenhouses around B.C., there are workers whose job it is to pick up and place potted plants all day long, causing back injuries and lost time at work that may now be eased wit...


Canada | 11 May 2018
Alberta’s organic heartland wants to bring more farmers on board

Being Alberta’s most northerly rural municipality isn’t Mackenzie County’s only claim to fame. “Right now, Mackenzie County has the highest number of organic farmers,” said Jacob Marfo, manager and...


Canada | 2 May 2018
Women in Canada are choosing farming careers but barriers persist

It was Nicole Fossheim's grandfather who first decided to set down roots near Edson, Alta., and start a family farm. Her dad followed in his father's bootsteps, raising cattle and a family of five on ...



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