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Canada | 17 November 2017
Agriculture big contributor to Canada's economy

A new report from Agriculture Canada says agriculture contributed $111.9 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product in 2016, which accounted for 6.7 percent of the country’s total GDP. The annual r...


Canada | 13 November 2017
Canadian agriculture: On par with Australia with room to differ

Despite being at opposite ends of the planet, Canada and Australia have long been soul sisters. Canada has its sweeping plains, Australia the outback. Canada has ice hockey and Australia AFL. Canadian...


Canada | 9 November 2017
Farm Credit Canada predicts growth in Canadian agriculture exports

Canadian agriculture exports are continuing to grow which is benefiting Canadians and the rest of the world. That news was shared as the Agri-Trade Equipment Expo in Red Deer begins. Two reports re...


Canada | 8 November 2017
Growth expected in Canada's agriculture sector

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) says the country is set to strengthen its position as one of the top agriculture and agri-food trading nations in the world. The optimism comes from two FCC reports that sa...


Canada | 6 November 2017
Young Nova Scotia farmer earns prestigious 4-H award

Eighteen-year-old Thian Carman was working in one of his fields when he got the call this summer that he'd won a $20,000 scholarship from 4-H Canada. "I couldn't believe it," said the Digby, N.S., ...


Canada | 26 October 2017
Saskatchewan government to invest in agriculture

The Saskatchewan government will introduce an incentive program to encourage more investment in agriculture. Today’s throne speech to open the six-week fall sitting, delivered by Lieutenant-Governo...


Canada | 13 October 2017
Agriculture could save NAFTA, says Canadian trade expert

As Canadian, American and Mexican negotiators began the fourth round of talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) near Washington D.C. Wednesday, a Canadian trade expert believes...


Canada | 27 September 2017
17-year-old dies in east-central Alberta farming accident

A 17-year-old from the Hanna area has died after a farming accident Monday night. Police said the teenager was harrowing a field alone when the tractor he was driving went over an embankment and ro...


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...