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Humane societies hail new egg-industry code

Humane societies hail new egg-industry code
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies says a new code of practice for egg farmers will help reduce the extreme stress suffered by egg-laying hens and give consumers some assurance about the term "cage-free."The National Farm Animal Care Council code released Monday calls for producers to phase out the use of small, cramped cages for hens over ... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $6.20 higher $488.70; July '17 $4.80 higher $494.10; Nov. '17 $2.80 higher $485.40; Jan. '18 $2.70 higher $490.80; March... Read More

Pot stocks get boost from legalization reports

TORONTO - Canadian marijuana stocks got a boost Monday following reports that the federal government will introduce a bill next month that aims to legalize pot by July 1, 2018.Shares... Read More

Humane societies hail new egg-industry code

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies says consumers want information about how the eggs they buy are raised, including the living conditions of egg-laying hens. Here are some... Read More

Southern Manitoba still at risk of spring floods

WINNIPEG - Forecasters say the latest data shows southern Manitoba remains at moderate to major risk of spring flooding.Officials say the danger of flooding is down slightly from last... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $5.80 lower $482.50; July '17 $5.50 lower $489.30; Nov. '17 $7.20 lower $482.60; Jan. '18 $7.20 lower $488.10; March '18... Read More

Humane society probing alleged livestock abuse

DAWN-EUPHEMIA TOWNSHIP, Ont. - The Sarnia and District Humane Society says it's investigating the alleged abuse of livestock at a property in Dawn-Euphemia Township, Ont.It says humane... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $13.30 lower $488.30; July '17 $13.00 lower $494.80; Nov. '17 $6.50 lower $489.90; Jan. '18 $6.40 lower $495.30; March ... Read More

Paper suggests Can-U.S. lumber-for-dairy deal

WASHINGTON - The most common uses of Canadian dairy normally include milk, cream, yogurt, butter and cheese. But a new report suggests an altogether different application: use it as... Read More

Sales tax going up in Saskatchewan

REGINA - Saskatchewan residents will have to dig deeper into their pockets for everything from alcohol to home renovations as the government increases the provincial sales tax to help... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $3.30 lower $501.60; July '17 $2.70 lower $507.80; Nov. '17 $1.40 higher $496.30; Jan. '18 $1.50 higher $501.70; March ... Read More

Woman hopes to end pig-chasing event

DUNDAS, P.E.I. - The annual "pig scramble" at a rural fair in Prince Edward Island amounts to animal cruelty, says a New Brunswick woman who is behind a campaign to stop the event.The... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $0.50 lower $504.90; July '17 $0.40 lower $510.50; Nov. '17 $2.20 higher $494.90; Jan. '18 $2.30 higher $500.20; March ... Read More

Cattle rustlers on the loose in Saskatchewan

ORMISTON, Sask. - Mounties are looking for cattle rustlers in southern Saskatchewan.Police say three calves aged three to seven days old were taken last week from a ranch near Ormiston... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $1.70 higher $505.40; July '17 $2.10 higher $510.90; Nov. '17 $2.90 higher $492.70; Jan. '18 $2.50 higher $497.90; March... Read More

St. Lawrence Seaway shipping season opens

MONTREAL - After the worst cargo season in years, shippers traversing the Great Lakes are expecting a rise in volumes this season as the St. Lawrence Seaway opened Monday, but not ... Read More

Saffron growers look to get a foothold in the US

BURLINGTON, Vt. - As spring crocus blooms approach, some growers have visions of a fall-flowering crocus that produces saffron, the world's most valuable spice.University of Vermont... Read More

Farm group rejects expanding rights to defend land

COCHIN, Sask. - The National Farmers Union says it rejects a resolution passed by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities that calls for more legal rights for people to... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $2.10 lower $503.70; July '17 $1.80 lower $508.80; Nov. '17 $1.40 lower $489.80; Jan. '18 $1.10 lower $495.40; March '18... Read More

Agriculture nominee Perdue will get hearing next week

WASHINGTON - The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing next week to consider Sonny Perdue's nomination to be agriculture secretary.President Donald Trump announced in January... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $5.00 lower $505.80; July '17 $4.90 lower $510.60; Nov. '17 $4.50 lower $491.20; Jan. '18 $4.60 lower $496.50; March '18... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May '17 $3.40 lower $510.80; July '17 $2.50 lower $515.50; Nov. '17 $1.50 lower $495.70; Jan. '18 $1.80 lower $501.10; March '18... Read More

Premier wants 'diligence' in trade relations

DES MOINE, Iowa - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has told Iowa legislators that it's important Canada and the United States enhance their trade relations, especially at a time when... Read More

Grocery stores, food banks team up in Quebec

MONTREAL - Quebec food banks and some of the province's grocery stores are teaming up to ensure that perfectly edible food will end up in the hands of those who need it most and not... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $3.60 lower $517.30; May '17 $3.70 lower $514.20; July '17 $3.70 lower $518.00; Nov. '17 $2.30 lower $497.20; Jan. '18... Read More

Money from Ottawa for grain safety program

WINNIPEG - The federal government is offering up to $375,000 for a new program to reduce deaths and injuries related to grain-handling.The money is to go toward training for producers... Read More

Potash company welcomes 177 new rail cars

BETHUNE, Canada - K+S Potash Canada has welcomed the first 177 of 531 custom-built rail cars at its Legacy Project near Bethune, Sask.The company says the arrival of the cars shows... Read More

Pot stock added to S&P/TSX Composite Index

TORONTO - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) is being added to the influential S&P/TSX Composite Index in another milestone for Canada's fledgling marijuana industry. The cannabis... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $5.00 lower $520.90; May '17 $5.00 lower $517.90; July '17 $3.90 lower $521.70; Nov. '17 $3.20 lower $499.50; Jan. '18... Read More

Barn yarn: Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chickens

MILTON, Mass. - Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter.The... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $3.60 lower $525.90; May '17 $3.60 lower $522.90; July '17 $3.30 lower $525.60; Nov. '17 $3.20 lower $502.70; Jan. '18... Read More