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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...


Canada | 11 April 2017
Canadian farmland prices grow for 25th year - bucking Western trend

Canadian farmland prices bucked the declining trend in many other Western countries to post gains in 2016, supported by a boost from a weak Canadian dollar and low interest rates. Farm Credit Canad...


Canada | 10 April 2017
Vancouver farmer told by city she can't raise chickens on farmland

So she leased half an acre in the Agriculture Land Reserve and bought 150 chicks. But what seemed like a simple plan — raising a small flock of chickens for meat and eggs — became complicated last ...


Canada | 10 April 2017
Canadian farmland values rise at slower pace

Canada's farmland gained value last year, extending a 23-year streak, but the rate of growth dipped to a six-year low and is likely to slow again in 2017, according to Farm Credit Canada (FCC), the co...


Canada | 30 March 2017
Agriculture pushed into B.C. election politics by Green-party platform aimed at food security

Agriculture and food processing is a $13-billion-and-growing industry for British Columbia, but it still faces problems with land use and labour issues that could become fodder for the May 9 provincia...


Canada | 29 March 2017
Canadian beef, pork industry could benefit from Brazil tainted meat scandal

Canadian agriculture producers could see higher prices for beef and pork this year depending on the outcome of an ongoing tainted meat scandal in Brazil, analysts say. The South American country’s ...


Canada | 1 March 2017
Herbicide resistance is everywhere you look

If you’ve found herbicide-tolerant weeds in your field, you’re not in the minority. Weed resistance is increasing worldwide, so it’s really important that Prairie growers understand growing herbici...


Canada | 1 March 2017
Ontario farmer fights order to stop selling unpasteurized milk

An eastern Ontario farmer is hoping to persuade the province to back down on its long-held stance against the sale and distribution of raw milk as he fights an order to stop selling the product. Mi...


Canada | 23 February 2017
Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef

The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as...


Canada | 18 February 2017
To take advantage of coming agriculture 'revolution' Canada needs investment, says expert

A leading Canadian agri-food expert says Canada has an opportunity to significantly boost its gross domestic product and be a key player in the coming agriculture-industrial revolution but the sector ...


Canada | 17 February 2017
Thursday marked Canada's first Agriculture Day

If you see a lot of talk about agriculture and food Thursday on social media, feel free to jump in on the conversation. Canada’s inaugural Agriculture Day is an opportunity for farmers and people w...


Canada | 16 February 2017
EU trade deal spells opportunity for Alberta beef farmers

Canadian beef farmers could see 100-fold increase in exports to Europe thanks to a trade deal that finally gained approval from the EU parliament on Wednesday. Canadian beef exports to Europe are c...


Canada | 15 February 2017
Snowed-in dairy farmers dig out so milk doesn't go 'down the drain'

As blowing snow continues to make driving difficult across large parts of the province, dairy farmers are doing their best to keep driveways clear to make sure their milk hits the road and doesn't go ...


Canada | 8 February 2017
Ontario egg farm is charged after thousands of hens are found in 'inhumane' conditions

An Ontario egg farm is facing more than four dozen animal cruelty charges after tens of thousands of hens were found living in “inhumane” conditions and laying eggs among dead birds, authorities said....


Canada | 3 February 2017
US dairy industry wants action to halt Canada's new dairy pricing policy

The U.S. dairy industry is urging dairy state governors to take action against Canada to halt a new dairy pricing policy that could hinder the trading of dairy products between the U.S. and Canada. So...


Canada | 31 January 2017
'Opening the barn doors': 360-degree tour of P.E.I. dairy farm

People can take a virtual reality tour of a Hunter River, P.E.I., dairy farm in a new online initiative designed to let Canadians know more about where their food comes from. The new 360-degree vid...


Canada | 30 January 2017
Canadian company Saputo launches another takeover bid for dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has launched a bid to extend its ownership of Victorian processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB). Saputo's Australian subsidiary already owns 88.02 per cent of WCB,...


Canada | 26 January 2017
Dairy organizations say Canada's actions hurting U.S. milk prices

The International Dairy Foods Association, National Milk Producers Federation, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and U.S. Dairy Export Council say Canada is blocking imports fro...