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Earls faces backlash after dropping Alberta beef

Earls faces backlash after dropping Alberta beef
VANCOUVER - A decision by Earls restaurants to ditch Alberta beef in favour of U.S. meat that is free of added hormones has prompted a backlash from cattle ranchers and threats to boycott the Canadian chain.The company announced this week that it would become the "first restaurant chain in North America" to serve only beef with the U.S.-based Certified ... Read More

Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national

CANBERRA, Australia - Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $1.80 lower $497.70; July '16 $1.00 lower $497.70; Nov. '16 $0.10 lower $490.70; Jan. '17 $0.60 lower $493.90; March '17... Read More

PotashCorp Q1 profit falls, cuts guidance

SASKATOON - Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT) cut its earnings guidance for the year as it reported Thursday a sharp drop in its profit for its latest quarter.The company... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $0.40 higher $499.50; July '16 $2.30 lower $498.70; Nov. '16 $2.10 lower $490.80; Jan. '17 $2.00 lower $494.50; March '... Read More

Alaska weighing rules to allow use of pot at licensed

JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska could soon become the first state in the nation to allow on-site consumption of marijuana in some businesses that will sell pot.While it's still not certain... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $2.80 higher $499.10; July '16 $2.30 higher $501.00; Nov. '16 $0.10 lower $492.90; Jan. '17 $1.40 lower $496.50; March ... Read More

Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand

KAFR HAMOUDA, Egypt - "For a thousand years," Abdullah Sheikh's family has been working the land the same way — flooding fields in Egypt's Nile Delta and planting seeds by hand.But... Read More

Idaho official: Kobe Bryant's remarks help save potato

EAGLE, Idaho - Kobe Bryant's recent mention of the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck might have helped save the travelling advertisement from a premature retirement, according to the head... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $6.90 higher $496.30; July '16 $5.10 higher $498.70; Nov. '16 $4.40 higher $493.00; Jan. '17 $4.50 higher $497.90; March... Read More

Landowners facing battle over reservoir

SPRINGBANK, Alta. - Mary Robinson is taking it personally.Her family has been living on Moose Hill Ranch on the edge of the Elbow River since 1888 — when Alberta was still the Northwest... Read More

Antibiotic resistance sparks interest in alternative

TORONTO - A hundred years ago, a small wound could result in death if an infection spread. That could become reality again as the world threatens to return to a pre-antibiotic era ... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $5.30 lower $489.40; July '16 $5.40 lower $493.60; Nov. '16 $4.40 lower $488.60; Jan. '17 $4.10 lower $493.40; March '17... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $4.80 higher $494.70; July '16 $5.70 higher $499.00; Nov. '16 $3.60 higher $493.00; Jan. '17 $3.10 higher $497.50; March... Read More

Court dismisses grain farmers over pesticides

TORONTO - Ontario's grain farmers were dealt a legal blow Wednesday as the province's highest court dismissed their appeal over controversial pesticide regulations intended to protect... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $5.30 higher $489.90; July '16 $5.30 higher $493.30; Nov. '16 $1.00 higher $489.40; Jan. '17 $0.60 higher $494.40; March... Read More

Barn fire kills an estimated 3,100 pigs

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - About 3,100 pigs were killed in a barn fire at a religious community in Montana.The fire was reported about 5:45 p.m. Monday in the Milford Colony, Augusta volunteer... Read More

Saskatchewan water agency expects rapid snow melt

REGINA - Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency says a rapid melt of the remaining snowpack is expected as temperatures jump above seasonal.The agency says its latest spring runoff forecast... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $5.80 higher $484.60; July '16 $4.70 higher $488.00; Nov. '16 $4.90 higher $488.40; Jan. '17 $5.30 higher $493.80; March... Read More

More than 100 cattle die in barn fire

TECUMSEH, Ont. - More than 100 livestock perished in a Tecumseh barn fire on Monday evening.The fire broke out just after 6 p.m. at a dairy farm in the community east of Windsor and... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $1.90 higher $478.80; July '16 $1.90 higher $483.30; Nov. '16 $3.80 higher $483.50; Jan. '17 $3.20 higher $488.50; March... Read More

Water agency warns of rapid snow melt

REGINA - People in eastern Saskatchewan may be enjoying temperatures near 20 C, but the Water Security Agency has a warning to go with the warm weather.The agency says above seasonal... Read More

Delhi government bans all forms of chewing tobacco

NEW DELHI - India's capital has banned chewing tobacco in an effort to lower the high incidence of mouth and throat cancers.The Delhi government ordered the prohibition of the sale... Read More

Egg producer Rembrandt Foods to build new cage-free

DES MOINES, Iowa - One of the nation's largest egg producers says it plans to build a new cage-free farm in eastern South Dakota that will house 3 million egg-laying hens.Spirit Lake... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $3.20 lower $476.90; July '16 $3.30 lower $481.40; Nov. '16 $3.30 lower $479.70; Jan. '17 $1.70 lower $485.30; March '17... Read More

Donation of surplus peanuts from US dismays Haiti

MIREBALAIS, Haiti - The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sunbaked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti's... Read More

US to buy wild blueberries amid price drop

PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will buy up to 30 million pounds 30,000,000 pounds (13.6 million kilograms) of wild blueberries to help stabilize prices and supply... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $0.40 higher $480.10; July '16 $0.20 lower $484.70; Nov. '16 unchanged $483.00; Jan. '17 $0.50 lower $487.00; March '17... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '16 $5.80 higher $479.70; July '16 $5.40 higher $484.90; Nov. '16 $4.60 higher $483.00; Jan. '17 $4.30 higher $487.50; March... Read More

Nature Conservancy completes Alberta ranch deal

CALGARY - A group of southern Alberta ranchers has teamed up with an environmental charity to protect an untouched prairie paradise first preserved by an eccentric pair of bachelor... Read More

Ontario brothers trying to feed Canada crickets

Bugs might be a diet staple in many parts of the world, but the thought of munching on insects is probably enough to make most Canadians squirm.Yet three brothers think it's time for... Read More