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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...


Canada | 19 January 2017
Farmer in northern Ontario sold livestock to focus on crops

A farmer in Ontario’s Rainy River district had a successful beef cattle operation with a herd of about 600 animals, but decided to change his focus from cows to crops. After the Northern Heritage F...


Canada | 17 January 2017
Could Trump save the Canadian dairy industry?

The great Canadian dairy crisis is about to experience a new and interesting twist. On the verge of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, some wonder whether he could...


Canada | 13 January 2017
Saskatchewan taking livestock premises ID mandatory

Saskatchewan livestock producers wanting to take part in provincial programs will soon have to have a valid premises identification (ID) number. The provincial and federal governments on Thursday a...


Canada | 12 January 2017
Ontario beef producers seeing lower returns

The president of Beef Farmers of Ontario says producers in the province are facing many challenges. Matt Bowman says the problems start with low prices. Producers are getting 50 per cent less for t...


Canada | 12 January 2017
Hundreds of layoffs coming in Atlantic Canada dairy industry

An industry reorganization among Canada's largest dairy producers will see 346 people in Atlantic Canada laid off. Agropur Dairy Cooperative and Saputo Inc., both based out of Quebec, will be layin...


Canada | 11 January 2017
Canadian dairy farmers modernizing the industry

The Dairy Farmers of Ontario is changing to meet a growing demand for its products as well as challenges posed by a recent trade agreement with the European Union. It’s a two-fold process that invo...


Canada | 10 January 2017
'Bright future' for agriculture, says Emo, Ont. farmer

A new generation of northwestern Ontario residents is getting back to the land. Kim Jo Bliss, who runs a beef operation near Emo said there's been a resurgence of interest in farming in the region...


Canada | 23 December 2016
Governments of Canada and Manitoba invest in provincial agriculture projects

Four projects aimed at helping Manitoba’s agriculture industry remain strong are receiving funding from the federal and provincial governments. Manitoba Minister of Agriculture announced that more ...


Canada | 13 December 2016
Why I choose to grow genetically engineered crops

A recent visit to the Toronto office of a prominent Canadian NGO to discuss that organization’s negative, one-sided portrayal of GE farm crops got me thinking about a recent comment from Tamar Haspel,...


Canada | 9 December 2016
Farm Credit Canada expands support for young farmers

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is increasing its support for young farmers, doubling the amount of credit available under the FCC Young Farmer Loan. “A big focus of FCC’s mandate is to provide innovative...


Canada | 5 December 2016
Farming remains No. 1 career killer in Manitoba

Farming remains at the top of Manitoba's most dangerous career choices with more deaths over the past decade than any sector. According to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, 48 deaths occu...


Canada | 1 December 2016
Nova Scotia's Scotsburn to be sold to Quebec dairy giant Agropur

Nova Scotia-based Scotsburn has struck a deal to be sold to Quebec dairy giant Agropur Cooperative, the company announced Wednesday afternoon. Scotsburn began as a creamery 116 years ago in a small...


Canada | 30 November 2016
Engaging youth in Canadian agriculture

It was a full house on the Agricultural Campus farm this past Friday as students, alumni and young farmers filled seats to hear from and speak with Canada’s minister of agriculture. The Honourable ...


Canada | 29 November 2016
Canadian beef-pork producers next target for Trump?

A memo obtained by the US television network CNN, suggests the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will take a hardline stance on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAF...


Canada | 25 November 2016
Farmers watch move to ban another neonicotinoid

Ontario grain growers are keeping a close eye on a federal plan to phase out a controversial pesticide used to control insects in cereal crops, potatoes and grass turf. That’s not because imidaclop...


Canada | 24 November 2016
Alberta declares state of agricultural disaster amid poor harvest

Two Alberta counties west of Edmonton declared states of agricultural disaster Wednesday following a wet growing season that led to a difficult harvest. The moves came one day after the Alberta govern...


Canada | 23 November 2016
Bovine TB quarantine marred by lack of transparency

A cattle rancher in southeastern Alberta at the centre of the bovine tuberculosis outbreak told politicians in Ottawa Tuesday that the federal response has been marked by a lack of urgency or transpar...