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ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. '17 $6.30 higher $503.80; Jan. '18 $6.40 higher $509.10; March '18 $6.20 higher $513.40; May '18 $5.80 higher $516.70; July '18 $5.80 higher $519.70; Nov. '18 $7.00 higher $490.90; Jan. '19 $7.00 higher $491.70; March '19 $7.00 higher $494.40; May '19 $7.00 higher $494.40; July '19 $7.00 higher ... Read More

Maple Leaf Foods looks to raise prices

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI) says it will look to raise prices in the third quarter to offset rising raw material costs in its prepared meats business.The company... Read More

Woolly lawnmowers on the move in Montreal

MONTREAL - With only a few bleats of protest, a flock of woolly, four-legged lawnmowers took a rare stroll through the streets of Montreal on Wednesday to take up their duties in a... Read More

PotashCorp Q2 profit up from year ago

SASKATOON - Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT) earned a second-quarter profit of US$201 million, boosted by a one-time tax provision recovery.The company, which keeps its ... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. '17 $7.90 higher $497.50; Jan. '18 $7.70 higher $502.70; March '18 $8.00 higher $507.20; May '18 $8.30 higher $510.90; July... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. '17 $4.40 lower $489.60; Jan. '18 $4.90 lower $495.00; March '18 $5.20 lower $499.20; May '18 $4.80 lower $502.60; July '18... Read More

Canada aiming to become aviation biofuel superpower

MONTREAL - The country's top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming forest residue and agricultural crops into energy that... Read More

B.C. ranchers tally wildfire losses

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The British Columbia Cattlemen's Association says wildfires have inflicted a terrible financial and emotional toll on its members.Association manager Kevin Boon says... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. '17 $10.80 lower $494.00; Jan. '18 $10.40 lower $499.90; March '18 $9.50 lower $504.40; May '18 $7.30 lower $507.40; July ... Read More

Temporary foreign workers protest in Montreal

MONTREAL - A group of temporary foreign workers and their supporters are protesting what they say is rampant abuse of the rights of agricultural workers.About two dozens workers and... Read More

Agriculture ministers reach new partnership

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Agriculture ministers signed a $3-billion partnership with Ottawa aimed at strengthening the industry and developing new markets as federal officials prepare for... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. '17 $5.60 lower $504.80; Jan. '18 $4.60 lower $510.30; March '18 $4.00 lower $513.90; May '18 $3.30 lower $514.70; July '18... Read More

Mounties helping B.C. livestock displaced by fires

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in British Columbia, but the flames have also forced livestock left behind to flee beyond their enclosures.RCMP... Read More

Agriculture ministers talk trade at meetings

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is wrapping up talks with his provincial and territorial counterparts today that were aimed at drafting the next policy... Read More

Young child struck by farming equipment

CLEMENTSVALE, N.S. - RCMP say a seven-year-old girl has died of injuries she suffered when her leg was severed by a farm tractor that struck her as she played in a hay field in rural... Read More

Young child struck by farming equipment

CLEMENTSVALE, N.S. - RCMP say a seven-year-old girl has died of injuries she suffered when her leg was severed by a farm tractor that struck her as she played in a hay field in rural... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. '17 $2.90 higher $510.40; Jan. '18 $3.00 higher $514.90; March '18 $3.00 higher $517.90; May '18 $4.00 higher $518.00; July... Read More

Disease in young piglets costs industry

WINNIPEG - The general manager of the Manitoba Pork Council estimates an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in young piglets has cost the industry up to $12 million.Andrew... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mixed

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. '17 $3.00 lower $507.50; Jan. '18 $2.80 lower $511.90; March '18 $2.90 lower $514.90; May '18 $3.40 lower $514.00; July '18... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mixed

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. '17 $4.30 higher $510.50; Jan. '18 $4.50 higher $514.70; March '18 $4.40 higher $517.80; May '18 $4.60 higher $517.40; July... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 unchanged $558.20; Nov. '17 $1.10 lower $506.20; Jan. '18 $1.10 lower $510.20; March '18 $1.20 lower $513.40; May '18 ... Read More

Lack of succession plans puts future of family farms

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... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $4.00 higher $558.20; Nov. '17 $4.80 higher $507.30; Jan. '18 $4.90 higher $511.30; March '18 $4.60 higher $514.60; May... Read More

Tests confirm dead cows drank toxic water

REGINA - Tests have concluded that about 200 cattle found dead in a pasture in southwestern Saskatchewan drank toxic water.Dr. Betty Althouse, the province's chief veterinary officer... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $11.80 lower $554.20; Nov. '17 $11.50 lower $502.50; Jan. '18 $11.10 lower $506.40; March '18 $10.30 lower $510.00; May... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $13.20 lower $566.00; Nov. '17 $13.20 lower $514.00; Jan. '18 $13.50 lower $517.50; March '18 $13.70 lower $520.30; May... Read More

B.C. wildfires threaten as many as 20,000 cattle

VANCOUVER - Ranchers fleeing wildfires in British Columbia's Interior are leaving behind an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 cattle, hoping the animals' instincts will keep them safe.The... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $3.60 lower $579.20; Nov. '17 $3.20 lower $527.20; Jan. '18 $2.60 lower $531.00; March '18 $2.90 lower $534.00; May '18... Read More

Horse of a different colour in B.C. wildfires

LIKELY, B.C. - It's definitely a horse of a different colour. Pictures of Rosy, a white-and-brown mare mistakenly painted neon pink by a teen in the British Columbia Interior, are... Read More

Manitoba farmers scramble to contain pork virus

Farmers in Manitoba, Canada's third-largest pork producing province, are scrambling to contain a mysterious outbreak of a rapidly spreading virus that's deadly to piglets and threatens... Read More

Researchers say happiness turns dairy cows into cash

SAUK CITY, Wis. - Dairy farmers, take note: The key to turning your dairy cow into a cash cow is udder happiness.Give her a bigger stall, increase air circulation and provide some ... Read More