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Canada | 26 September 2017
Farm mega-homes are on the rise in Canada

Farmland in North America is not only facing threats from increasingly temperatures and prolonged droughts — but also from the rise of mansions. British Columbia is a prime example. In recent yea...


Canada | 20 September 2017
Alberta agriculture societies unsure of funding status with the province

Agricultural societies across Alberta are getting frustrated with a lack of funding coming from the province. Usually, they receive an annual grant in June that allows rural communities to operate ...


Canada | 18 September 2017
Government of Canada investing to grow Alberta agriculture

A strong and competitive agriculture sector is vital to Canada's prosperity; creating good jobs, growing the middle class, and bringing high-quality products to the tables of Canadian consumers. Mi...


Canada | 13 September 2017
High-tech remote farming takes root in Canadian agriculture

If you haven’t visited a farm on the Canadian Prairies lately, the scale of 21st-century agriculture can seem staggering. Take Trevor Scherman’s spread: 4,400 acres (1,780 hectares) south of Battlefor...


Canada | 5 September 2017
Farmer says dry conditions have sparked fear of fire in southern Alberta

He's been farming for most of his life, and Lynn Jacobson says this is one of the worst years for lack of rain that he can remember. Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, sa...


Canada | 24 August 2017
Increase of women and young producers in Canadian agriculture

The next generation of agriculture is stepping up. Younger operators and women are accounting for a larger share of agriculture producers. The 2016 Census of Agriculture shows the share of women op...


Canada | 21 August 2017
French interns learning about agriculture in PEI

Students from France got a chance to tour some P.E.I. dairy plants recently as part of the AgriInterCulture program. Through the program, students from five French colleges are spending anywhere fr...


Canada | 18 August 2017
After the fall harvest, Canadian farmers could face huge tax hit from new rules

The federal government’s proposed tax reform on private corporations unveiled in mid-summer has drawn furious reaction from doctors and other high-income professionals, but there’s another group in li...


Canada | 17 August 2017
'Sustainable beef' coming to a supermarket near you

Steaks sold at your local grocery store could be labelled “sustainable beef” as early as next year as the Canadian beef industry comes to grips with consumer demands to know where their food comes fro...


Canada | 14 August 2017
Alberta agriculture groups see opportunity to 'improve' NAFTA with start of talks

Several of Canada's most prominent agricultural organizations offered last-minute advice to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in Edmonton Friday, ahead of the first round of NAFTA talks, set ...


Canada | 9 August 2017
No extra money for flooded eastern Ontario farmers, says agriculture minister

Ontario's agriculture minister says the province's existing insurance system is enough to help eastern Ontario farmers challenged by flooded fields, but changing how the federal system works could ope...


Canada | 2 August 2017
Alberta beef industry hit by Japanese tariff hike

Alberta beef producers are facing a big tariff hike in Japan and they're not happy about it. Japan is imposing temporary tariffs of 50 per cent, up from 38.5 per cent, on imports of frozen beef fro...


Canada | 1 August 2017
Farmland school tax reforms may be coming

There was good and bad news on farmland taxes at the Keystone Agricultural Producers’ (KAP) advisory council meeting here July 13. The bad news is KAP hasn’t convinced a single municipality or the ...


Canada | 27 July 2017
Cattle ranchers in southern Sask. feeling effects of record-breaking dry July

Cattle ranchers in southern Saskatchewan are facing several challenges as the region is experiencing a record dry month. In July, both Moose Jaw and Regina received only 0.2 millimetres of precipit...


Canada | 26 July 2017
Want free farmland? Grab your parka and head North

In Canada’s far north, the government of Yukon Territory wants to attract small farmers to the frigid region with a simple pitch: free land. And as global warming makes Canada’s northern regions mo...


Canada | 25 July 2017
Canadian Agriculture Minister urges caution in NAFTA talks

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture, Lawrence MacAulay, said he’s amenable to negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement but hopes the talks proceed with caution. “It’s put a lot of mon...


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...