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ICE Futures Canada prices mostly higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $2.10 higher $515.30; May '17 $0.50 lower $516.70; July '17 $0.10 higher $520.40; Nov. '17 $1.50 higher $497.80; Jan. '18 $2.10 higher $503.40; March '18 $2.10 higher $505.90; May '18 $2.10 higher $507.40; July '18 $2.10 higher $509.40; Nov. '18 $2.10 higher $504.30; Jan. '19 $2.10 higher ... Read More

Indian rejects extension on pulse imports

CALGARY - India has rejected a long-standing exemption on pest treatment for peas and lentils in a blow to Canada's top export market for the crops.Federal Agriculture Minister spokesman... Read More

Crop insurance premiums, coverage up

MELVILLE, Sask. - Bad weather last year means crop insurance premiums and coverage levels are going up in Saskatchewan this year.Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said premiums will... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $5.10 lower $513.20; May '17 $6.30 lower $517.20; July '17 $6.60 lower $520.30; Nov. '17 $7.40 lower $496.30; Jan. '18... Read More

Ottawa approves sale of irradiated ground beef

The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays.Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful ... Read More

Wildfire federation wants pasture action

The Canadian Wildlife Federation wants Ottawa to stop turning over community pastures to the Prairie provinces because of concerns it has about species at risk.In 2013, the previous... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $1.60 higher $518.30; May '17 $0.90 higher $523.50; July '17 $1.40 higher $526.90; Nov. '17 $2.70 higher $503.70; Jan... Read More

Fibre-rich figs popping up in more products

TORONTO - Figs, the sexy sister to prunes, seem to be popping up in dozens of new products, including jams, chutneys, chocolates, cereal bars, balsamic vinegars and packaged goat cheese.Like... Read More

Lion agrees to sell stake in Australian dairy

MONTREAL - Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. is poised to gain full ownership of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co. after Lion Dairy and Drinks accepted a sweetened offer to ... Read More

Stray chicken picked up on Edmonton streets

EDMONTON - Officials at Animal Care and Control are hoping to find the owner of an unusual stray found wandering Edmonton's streets on the weekend.Spokeswoman Tanya Laughren tells ... Read More

Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world

DURHAM, N.H. - New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become... Read More

Floods that saturated Louisiana also damaged its seed

NEW ORLEANS - The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting.Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says he's... Read More

PCs knew farm worker insurance needed: report

CALGARY - A report commissioned by the previous Progressive Conservative government shows it was aware that Alberta farm workers needed workplace insurance protection.The Sigma Risk... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $1.00 lower $516.70; May '17 $2.40 lower $522.60; July '17 $1.70 lower $525.50; Nov. '17 $0.50 lower $501.00; Jan. '18... Read More

Saputo increases Australian dairy offer

MONTREAL - Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. has sweetened its offer to buy out minority shareholders of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co. as it seeks to gain full control of... Read More

Food fraud concerns 63% of Canadians

TORONTO - A new study suggests more than half of Canadians, especially those with health conditions, are worried the foods they're buying are not what labels claim — and preventing... Read More

Quebec turns up the maple syrup taps

MONTREAL - Quebec, the world's largest producer of maple syrup, is ramping up output as it fends off rising competition from the U.S. and neighbouring provinces as well as a farmer... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $3.60 lower $517.70; May '17 $3.80 lower $525.00; July '17 $3.50 lower $527.20; Nov. '17 $2.50 lower $501.50; Jan. '18... Read More

Net farm income dips for 2016-17: report

OTTAWA - Net cash income for farmers is forecast to dip slightly for both 2016 and 2017 as livestock producers take a hit from swelling herds of both cattle and hogs in Canada and ... Read More

Landowners sign onto drainage project

REGINA - Seventy-three landowners in southeastern Saskatchewan have signed onto a project that will allow better control over water flows in an effort to reduce flooding downstream.Environment... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $2.80 lower $521.30; May '17 $3.10 lower $528.80; July '17 $3.80 lower $530.70; Nov. '17 $3.00 lower $504.00; Jan. '18... Read More

Canada's pea and lentil problem with India

CALGARY - Canada's producers of peas and lentils are preparing for the possibility that their largest market may soon shut down imports because of a purported problem with pests.For... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $3.00 higher $524.10; May '17 $2.80 higher $531.90; July '17 $2.70 higher $534.50; Nov. '17 $1.50 higher $507.00; Jan... Read More

Food banks get into growing as donations decline

TORONTO - In a bid to make up for a shortfall of high-quality nutritious food, some Canadian food banks are growing their own produce — and even farming fish.The Mississauga Food Bank... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $3.70 lower $521.10; May '17 $3.70 lower $529.10; July '17 $3.80 lower $531.80; Nov. '17 $0.20 higher $505.50; Jan. '... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $3.00 lower $524.80; May '17 $3.20 lower $532.80; July '17 $3.30 lower $535.60; Nov. '17 $2.00 lower $505.30; Jan. '18... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $0.70 higher $527.80; May '17 $1.00 higher $536.00; July '17 $1.20 higher $538.90; Nov. '17 $0.80 higher $507.30; Jan... Read More

Farmers looking for love sought by German TV

SASKATOON - If you're a single farmer of any age, either male or female, and speak passable German, there may be a reality TV show for you.Makers of the popular 12-year-old Germany... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $3.10 higher $527.10; May '17 $3.30 higher $535.00; July '17 $2.40 higher $537.70; Nov. '17 $1.20 higher $506.50; Jan... Read More

Chicken farmers say processors treat them like servants

DES MOINES, Iowa - Former chicken farmers in five states have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a handful of giant poultry processing companies that dominate the industry of treating... Read More

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG - ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March '17 $3.70 higher $524.00; May '17 $3.70 higher $531.70; July '17 $3.80 higher $535.30; Nov. '17 $1.10 lower $505.30; Jan.... Read More