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ICE Futures Canada prices mostly higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $2.80 lower $512.80; Nov. '16 $3.10 higher $518.30; Jan. '17 $3.60 higher $521.70; March '17 $3.70 higher $522.80; May '17 $3.60 higher $523.80; July '17 $3.30 higher $524.50; Nov. '17 $0.90 higher $508.60; Jan. '18 $0.90 higher $508.60; March '18 $0.90 higher $508.60; May '18 $0.90 higher ... Read More

Nebraska pig supplier promises to investigate alleged

LINCOLN, Neb. - A national pork supplier promised Thursday to investigate abuse allegations at one of its Nebraska facilities after an animal rights group released an undercover video... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $9.20 lower $515.60; Nov. '16 $6.60 lower $515.20; Jan. '17 $5.70 lower $518.10; March '17 $5.30 lower $519.10; May '17... Read More

Notley rebuts privacy concerns on carbon tax

EDMONTON - Premier Rachel Notley is dismissing opposition accusations that her NDP government's carbon tax bill contains invasive and arbitrary rules on search and seizure.Notley told... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $5.00 higher $524.80; Nov. '16 $4.90 higher $521.80; Jan. '17 $3.60 higher $523.80; March '17 $3.80 higher $524.40; May... Read More

Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - Agribusiness giant Cargill said Tuesday it will keep its protein operations in Wichita, Kansas, and search for a new facility to house them.Wichita is home to the company's... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $6.20 lower $519.80; Nov. '16 $7.90 lower $516.90; Jan. '17 $7.40 lower $520.20; March '17 $7.10 lower $520.60; May '17... Read More

Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to

NEW YORK - Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."However, the seed company suggested Tuesday that a higher bid might... Read More

Syncrude says bison herd holding up well

CALGARY - A vicious wildfire nicknamed "the beast" hasn't caused too much trouble for nearly 200 beasts that roam a reclaimed oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta. Greg Fuhr,... Read More

Alberta sets up task forces on farm safety

EDMONTON - Alberta has launched a broad 78-member outside task force to recommend new farm safety rules, but Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says there is no timeline for completion... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $2.90 higher $526.00; Nov. '16 $5.10 higher $524.80; Jan. '17 $4.40 higher $527.60; March '17 $4.00 higher $527.70; May... Read More

Growth demands 'aggressive' change: Barton

MONTREAL - The man hand-picked to help revive the Canadian economy enters the job with a lot of hope, but he's adamant that the country needs to act — and soon.Dominic Barton, the ... Read More

Activist for farmers dies at age 92

SASKATOON - One of the founders of the National Farmers Union has died at the age of 92.Roy Atkinson, born on the family homestead in Springwater, Sask., started out as president of... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $0.50 higher $523.10; Nov. '16 $0.10 lower $519.70; Jan. '17 $0.70 lower $523.20; March '17 $0.70 lower $523.70; May '... Read More

Bayer takeover of Monsanto would create global giant

BERLIN - Bayer's potential acquisition of Monsanto would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia, combining two businesses... Read More

Evacuation alert cancelled for town of Fox Creek

FOX CREEK, Alta. - Residents of a town northwest of Edmonton are no longer under immediate threat of a forest fire.Alberta Emergency Alert cancelled a two-hour evacuation alert for... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $5.80 higher $522.60; Nov. '16 $4.20 higher $519.80; Jan. '17 $3.70 higher $523.90; March '17 $3.40 higher $524.40; May... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mixed

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $0.90 higher $516.80; Nov. '16 $2.70 higher $515.60; Jan. '17 $3.50 higher $520.20; March '17 $3.70 higher $521.00; May... Read More

Evacuation order lifted for area near Little Smoky

FOX CREEK, Alta. - People forced from rural properties and farms northwest of Edmonton by an out-of-control wildfire are being allowed to return home.The Municipal District of Greenview... Read More

Agrihoods take root: a housing trend rooted in agriculture

DAVIS, Calif. - "How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?" asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood.Feeding off the continuing interest in eating fresh, local food... Read More

Organizer calls beaver derby a success

SASKATOON - The organizer of Saskatchewan's first beaver derby is calling it a huge success.Ryan Demchynski says he collected 601 beaver carcasses from hunters and trappers across ... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July '16 $0.10 higher $515.90; Nov. '16 unchanged $512.90; Jan. '17 $0.20 lower $516.70; March '17 $0.30 higher $517.30; May '17... Read More

Another evacuation in tinder-dry Alberta

FOX CREEK, Alta. - An out-of-control wildfire is forcing people from their homes in a rural and farm region northwest of Edmonton.The Municipal District of Greenview has ordered the... Read More

Five things to know about the haskap berry

Here are five things to know about the haskap berry:WHERE ARE THEY FROM: Dark blue haskap berries are native to Russia and northern Japan and are found in the wild in Canada. Because... Read More

Growers looking to bring haskap to more Canadians

TORONTO - Haskap berries might be the next new superfood — but most people haven't heard of them.That's because the berries, which are higher in antioxidants than blueberries, have... Read More

Customers driving changes to beef standards

VANCOUVER - When Ben Campbell heard Earls was switching to Certified Humane beef from the U.S., he had a different reaction than many Alberta ranchers.The 32-year-old raises grass-fed... Read More

A quicklist of beef certification programs

VANCOUVER - A decision by the Earls restaurant chain to switch to Certified Humane beef from the U.S. and then backtrack after facing a social media storm has drawn attention to competing... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $9.30 higher $514.60; July '16 $9.30 higher $515.80; Nov. '16 $6.90 higher $512.90; Jan. '17 $6.60 higher $516.90; March... Read More

Fight over GMO labeling law moves to Vermont

DOVER, Del. - A federal judge in Delaware says a legal battle between the Dupont Co. and Vermont officials over genetically modified foods should play out in Vermont.The judge on Friday... Read More

Frost hits canola crop in Saskatchewan, Alberta

REGINA - Widespread frost in western Saskatchewan is expected to force many farmers to re-seed newly emerged canola crops.G3 Canada crops analyst Bruce Burnett says the thermometer... Read More

Where Canadian cities stand on backyard chickens

VICTORIA - The trend of backyard chickens for a farm-to-table egg experience is growing, with the latest business, called Rent The Chicken, opening in Greater Victoria. Here is a list... Read More