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ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $4.60 lower $512.20; Nov. '17 $2.90 lower $486.90; Jan. '18 $3.00 lower $492.30; March '18 $2.80 lower $496.80; May '18 $2.80 lower $499.70; July '18 $2.80 lower $501.30; Nov. '18 $2.80 lower $493.70; Jan. '19 $2.80 lower $493.90; March '19 $2.80 lower $493.90; May '19 $2.80 lower $493.90 ... Read More

India's limits on selling cattle could hurt industry

NEW DELHI - A new ban imposed by India's government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests... Read More

Calls for chicken irradiation to prevent illness

A consumer advocate is pushing Ottawa to promote the irradiation of chicken to kill illness-causing bugs and to do a better job of getting buyers on board.Bruce Cran of the Consumers... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $3.60 lower $516.80; Nov. '17 $4.10 lower $489.80; Jan. '18 $3.90 lower $495.30; March '18 $4.10 lower $499.60; May '18... Read More

Albania returning Brazil poultry shipment with salmonella

TIRANA, Albania - Food authorities in Albania say they are returning a poultry shipment to Brazil after tests found high levels of salmonella.The National Food Authority statement ... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $3.30 lower $520.40; Nov. '17 $4.40 lower $493.90; Jan. '18 $4.60 lower $499.20; March '18 $5.00 lower $503.70; May '18... Read More

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. - President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $2.10 lower $523.70; Nov. '17 $2.90 lower $498.30; Jan. '18 $3.20 lower $503.80; March '18 $3.20 lower $508.70; May '18... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $2.60 higher $525.80; Nov. '17 $1.30 higher $501.20; Jan. '18 $1.60 higher $507.00; March '18 $1.90 higher $511.90; May... Read More

Court denies appeal for egg executives in salmonella

DES MOINES, Iowa - A father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak cannot further appeal their sentences for misdemeanour food safety... Read More

Panama releases phosphate shipment to Canada

CALGARY - A ship carrying phosphate rock from Africa's Western Sahara is on its way to Canada again after being released by authorities in Panama on the weekend.The ship, carrying ... Read More

Australia and Peru to begin negotiating free trade

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia plans to start negotiating a free trade deal with Peru as part of a new Australian push to open Latin American markets for beef, wheat and wine exports.Trade... Read More

Donations pour in for Nunavut greenhouse

QIKIQTARJUAQ, Nunavut - A teacher in Nunavut who turned to crowdfunding for a modest greenhouse to grow vegetables with his students is revising his plans after Canadians responded... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $1.90 higher $523.20; Nov. '17 $1.40 higher $499.90; Jan. '18 $2.10 higher $505.40; March '18 $2.60 higher $510.00; May... Read More

Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers

WASHINGTON - A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the... Read More

Three B.C. dairy workers get jail time for cruelty

CHILLIWACK, B.C. - British Columbia's provincial court says three dairy farm workers from the Fraser Valley have been sentenced to jail for causing distress to an animal after an undercover... Read More

Bill would improve rail service: transport minister

EDMONTON - Transport Minister Marc Garneau rolled into Alberta on Thursday to promote his bill that aims to help modernize Canada's freight rail industry.After getting his photograph... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $6.40 lower $521.30; Nov. '17 $7.40 lower $498.50; Jan. '18 $7.50 lower $503.30; March '18 $7.70 lower $507.40; May '18... Read More

Canada-bound phosphate detained in Panama

CALGARY - A ship carrying phosphate rock from Africa's Western Sahara to be used to make fertilizer at a central Alberta plant has been detained in Panama, Agrium Inc. says.The Calgary-based... Read More

Bee industry buzzing: Stolen hives recovered in California

FRESNO, Calif. - The bee industry is buzzing over the arrest of a man accused of stealing thousands of hives worth nearly $1 million from California's almond orchards in one of the... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $2.60 higher $527.70; Nov. '17 $0.20 lower $505.90; Jan. '18 $0.50 lower $510.80; March '18 $0.30 lower $515.10; May '... Read More

New Zealand quake scientists discover surprise: Hot

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source... Read More

Ottawa to require rail locomotive recorders

MONTREAL - Railways operating in Canada would be required to install locomotive voice and video recorders as a safety measure under legislation introduced Tuesday, but the union representing... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $1.80 higher $525.10; Nov. '17 $1.60 higher $506.10; Jan. '18 $1.60 higher $511.30; March '18 $1.50 higher $515.40; May... Read More

NY museum installs WWI painting of wounded British

NEW YORK - A New York City museum is installing John Singer Sargent's painting depicting British soldiers wounded in a World War I gas attack.The American artist's 8-foot by 12-foot... Read More

Canada to start debating price of legal pot

OTTAWA - Governments from across the country will meet next month to debate a key question about Canada's eventual recreational-marijuana market — how much should users pay for their... Read More

Cheese worker suspected of stealing for syrup side

MONTPELIER, Vt. - A former Cabot cheese employee suspected of stealing machine parts from the company and using them in his side business selling maple syrup production equipment is... Read More

Judge rules in favour of Alberta ranch sale

CALGARY - A judge has ruled an aging cattleman showing signs of dementia was not duped when he sold part of his land in the Rocky Mountain foothills to a young couple for a modest ... Read More

Liquid manure dumped outside farm union office

LONGUEUIL, Que. - 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 ... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '17 $0.60 lower $523.30; Nov. '17 $0.30 higher $504.50; Jan. '18 $0.20 higher $509.70; March '18 $0.20 higher $513.90; May... Read More

Reaction to horse meat on menu overblown: chef

TORONTO - The controversy over a special Quebecois-themed event in a Pittsburgh restaurant where horse meat was served has been blown out of proportion, says a Toronto chef who helped... Read More