12-11-2013 04:08 AM
Farmers say bumper crop not reaching market on time
Across the Prairies grain bins and elevators are stuffed to capacity, but farmers say any extra profit from their bumper crop is being eaten away beca...
06-11-2013 03:05 AM
Young people expressing an increased interest in farming
Southwestern Ontario is a prosperous agricultural region, but one that is changing rapidly.
Farmers across the region and across the country are ge...
29-10-2013 03:13 AM
Potato farmers expect good crop and decent prices
P.E.I. potato farmers are wrapping up their harvest, and are expecting good results.
The harvest is about a week ahead of schedule due to the good ...
24-10-2013 03:33 AM
Disease insurance offered for poultry producers
Insurance broker Hub International Limited says it will offer Poultry Disease Insurance to protect Canadian chicken and turkey farmers against loss du...
22-10-2013 08:03 AM
EU deal makes Canada livestock farmers big winners
Canada's hog and beef cattle farmers, stinging from a trade dispute with the United States, look to be among the biggest Canadian winners in a free tr...
18-10-2013 05:32 AM
Local dairy farmers not happy with EU free trade deal
Some experts say the proposed trade deal involving Canada and the European Union could cost dairy farmers over $150 million.
David Murray, a Perth ...
01-10-2013 01:56 AM
Canadians willing to pay more for beef from home province
University of Kentucky researchers found that Canadian consumers presented with six different definitions of local beef prefer a product from their ho...
27-09-2013 02:19 AM
Global farmland offers potential for asset deals
As the world’s population swells beyond seven billion and emerging markets’ appetite for food grows, Canadian institutions are getting increasingly hu...
24-09-2013 08:32 AM
Ontario farmers experiment with “world crops”
For many newcomers, ethnocultural foods are not only a reminder of their homeland, but part of the diet they grew up with.
For a long time, they ha...
20-09-2013 08:29 AM
Agriculture insiders see bumper crop on Prairies
Harvest is well under way across the Prairies and while farmers often say that they don’t count the crop until it’s all in the bin, there’s already ta...
17-09-2013 01:21 AM
Cattle vaccine could cut human E. coli infections by 85%
A new study suggests cattle vaccines like one developed in Canada could slash the number of human infections with dangerous E. coli O157 bacteria.
10-09-2013 03:18 AM
Rising prices curb dream of buying farmland
The rolling parkland hills of Riding Mountain National Park aren’t as ruggedly beautiful as the Welsh Hills that Paul and Helen French could see from ...
09-09-2013 02:03 AM
XL recall worries remain as beef industry bounces back
It was largely symbolic, but one year after the largest meat recall in Canadian history, the city of Brooks in southeastern Alberta held a celebration...
06-09-2013 07:08 AM
Green acres: The soaring value of Canada’s farmland
In a lifetime of farming, Dwight Foster has never seen anything grow like the value of his land over the past five years. The price of a plot in and a...
04-09-2013 02:01 AM
St. Jacobs Farmers' Market set to reopen after fire
St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market is set to reopen this Thursday after a fire gutted the market’s main building.
“So many of you have asked how to help. O...
23-08-2013 02:50 AM
Jury still out on Canada's open wheat market
A year on since Canada scrapped its monopoly wheat marketing system, farmers are undecided if they're better off.
The Canadian Government passed le...
22-08-2013 02:35 AM
Canada may see most wheat in 22 years with record crop
Canadian farmers may harvest the most wheat in 22 years and produce the biggest canola crop on record, according to a government survey.
20-08-2013 01:51 AM
Health Canada monitoring reports of lameness in US cattle
Health Canada says it’s keeping an eye on reports from the U.S. that a supplement designed to bulk up cattle before slaughter may be causing the anima...
19-08-2013 02:22 AM
Work on H7N9 bird flu vaccine underway
Can a usable vaccine against the H7N9 bird flu virus be made? Studies that are about to start should offer clues soon, says the director of the U.S. g...
12-08-2013 03:03 AM
Canadian dairy farmers skirt supply management import rules
Ultima Foods Inc. of Longueuil, Que., bills its new iögo yogurt line as the only “100 per cent Canadian product” on the market.
The claim refers no...
02-08-2013 03:24 AM
Canada hurting itself with protectionist practices in agriculture
Canada is only hurting itself by maintaining high protectionist barriers on its agriculture sector, says a report which cites Canadian tariffs on agri...
01-08-2013 01:18 AM
Canadian agriculture would benefit from dropping protectionism
A new report from the Conference Board argues that Canada is only hurting itself by maintaining high protectionist barriers in its agriculture sector....
29-07-2013 04:00 AM
Canadian beef farmers fight U.S. labelling rules
An organization that represents Canadian beef farmers is seeking an injunction while a court in the U.S. hears its case against country-of-origin meat...
11-07-2013 02:33 AM
Lightning strike kills 18 cattle in Saskatchewan
A Saskatchewan farm family is devastated after a lightning strike killed 18 of its purebred cattle.
The incident happened last week during a thunde...
09-07-2013 00:30 AM
Cold, rainy spring causing delays in crops
Some farmers in southern New Brunswick say their crops are running behind schedule this summer because of a cold and rainy spring.
11-06-2013 08:48 AM
Injured bear on the loose after attacking livestock
An injured black bear is wandering Surrey, despite a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and another has been spotted in the city’s north end.
04-06-2013 13:46 PM
Final Canada-EU trade talks down to red meat issues
From the outset of the Canada-Europe trade talks, officials and observers cautioned that contentious agriculture issues would be saved for the end of ...
31-05-2013 09:33 AM
Climate change to impact B.C. agriculture
British Columbia needs to produce more food while contending with rising seas, diminishing water resources and changing patterns of rain and drought, ...
31-05-2013 09:28 AM
4 cattle killed in semi crash near Ponteix, Sask.
Four cattle were killed Thursday morning when a cattle truck rolled on the highway near Ponteix, Sask.
It happened around 9 a.m. CST on Highway 13,...
31-05-2013 09:27 AM
Changing climate ramps up the pressure on B.C. farmers
Despite a rapidly changing climate, Rhonda Driediger is looking at a good crop coming in this spring on the 160-acre berry farm she runs in Langley.
16-05-2013 09:10 AM
Agriculture Canada closing offices in 4 Saskatchewan communities
The federal government is closing Agriculture Canada offices in Melville, Watrous , North Battleford and Weyburn.
According to the department, rese...
10-05-2013 10:51 AM
Divide over beef last bridge to cross on road to EU trade pact
The European Union’s ambassador to Canada said special access for agriculture goods is the last obstacle to a trade deal between Brussels and Ottawa, ...
03-05-2013 09:43 AM
Agriculture Canada has taken ‘interim steps’ to meet government data security guidelines
The department that had the third-highest number of people affected by data breaches over the last decade says it has taken “interim solutions” to pro...
01-05-2013 13:55 PM
Long winter, spring floods take toll on agriculture
A winter of heavy snow followed by spring flooding is taking a toll on Saskatchewan's agriculture sector.
One Radisson-area farmer is worried flood...
30-04-2013 06:40 AM
Manitoba farmers protest Portage Diversion
A plan to divert rising waters away from Manitoba communities has local farmers up in arms.
Dozens of farmers set up a blockade Monday of the Porta...
24-04-2013 09:44 AM
Slight Dip In Cost Of Farming In Canada
Government figures suggest it cost a little less to farm in the last three months of 2012.
Statscan says it’s farm input price index went down 0 po...
23-04-2013 09:58 AM
Organic farmers, opposition ask feds to stall genetically-modified alfalfa sales
Organic farmers are calling on the federal government to put the brakes on the commercial sale of genetically-modified alfalfa seed in Canada, but bot...
12-04-2013 09:29 AM
Canada retaliation on U.S. labels may go beyond beef
Canadian retaliation against the United States for its country- of-origin meat-labeling rules may target more products than U.S. beef and pork, Canadi...
10-04-2013 08:42 AM
Canadian farmers no longer get federal help to quarantine
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will no longer help farmers deal with the aftermath of discovering anthrax in their livestock.
This means farme...
03-04-2013 09:59 AM
China complains about Canadian wheat's gluten strength
China's state-owned agricultural trading company, Cofco, has complained about the poor baking performance of some Canadian spring wheat shipments and ...
02-04-2013 09:38 AM
Could agriculture be key to lifting Ontario economy?
Agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry, and it appears poised to cash in after years of crying poor.
It is the industry with the fewest peo...
26-03-2013 06:44 AM
Rare triplet calves born at Ontario dairy farm
A rare birth took place Sunday night in Wyoming, Ont., east of Sarnia. That's where a dairy cow gave birth to triples at Excelsior Farms.
25-03-2013 08:36 AM
Walton, investors play waiting game
Hundreds of small investors in Asia and Europe who’ve invested in farmland in hopes of flipping it for development have more riding on an Ottawa plann...
07-03-2013 08:29 AM
Canadians look south to invest in agriculture
Canadian investment funds have big plans to become involved in Australian land, ports and other infrastructure projects, driven by food export potenti...
01-03-2013 08:57 AM
Canadian farm income expected to break records for 2012
Canadian farm incomes are set to smash records for 2012, as grain and oilseed farmers reap the benefits of a crop price boom not experienced since the...
28-02-2013 07:16 AM
Canadian farmers embracing genetically engineered crops
If you wanted to buy Canadian canola oil that wasn't produced from a genetically engineered plant, you would have to look awfully hard.
And it woul...
21-02-2013 09:22 AM
Frozen beef recalled after E. coli outbreak
At least two people have become sick due to an E. coli outbreak from tainted frozen beef, according to reports.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency...
21-02-2013 09:16 AM
Cattle lead Edmonton police on merry chase
Cattle that were on the lam in north Edmonton were back in captivity Wednesday evening after an effort that tied up police and wildlife officials for ...
12-02-2013 11:23 AM
Canada dairy co-operatives agree merger plans
Canada's largest dairy co-operative, Agropur, has announced a merger with Farmers Co-operative Dairy.
Quebec-based Agropur produces 3.2 billion lit...
07-02-2013 09:52 AM
Wynne will become agriculture minister
There’s absolutely no reason a city politician can’t represent rural issues, premier-designate Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday after confirming she will...