News from Canada

17-04-2014 00:46 AM
Value of farmland in Ontario goes up again
There has been another healthy increase in the value of Ontario farmland. Farm Credit Canada's "Farmland Values Report" says the average value of f...
15-04-2014 01:23 AM
Rising farmland values
Farm Credit Canada reports Saskatchewan recorded the largest increase at 28.5 per cent last year. Most of that was during the first half of 2013 be...
08-04-2014 02:44 AM
Manitoba farmers' co-op demands changes to food sales rules
A Manitoba farmers' co-operative says the provincial government needs to get with the times and allow producers like them to sell local eggs, poultry,...
28-03-2014 02:24 AM
Canadian farmers load US-bound grain trucks to beat backlog
Truckloads of Canadian canola and wheat are flowing briskly into U.S. crushing plants and elevators, as Canada's farmers seek to get round an unpreced...
24-03-2014 01:48 AM
Barn fire kills horses, cattle, chickens in rural south Ottawa
A major fire in Ottawa’s rural south end has reignited after killing five cows, three horses and a “number of chickens” and destroying one barn, fire ...
10-03-2014 01:51 AM
Couple want answers after livestock shot
A rural Saskatchewan farmer is hoping to find those responsible for killing his livestock. Kelly Meyer was celebrating his 55th birthday on Friday,...
06-03-2014 01:22 AM
Banks urged to be flexible with farmers
Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister wants financial institutions to cut farmers some slack because of a grain transportation backlog. Lyle Stewart ...
04-03-2014 03:37 AM
Farmland values skyrocketing in southern Ontario
Underneath all the snow we've seen is a goldmine, considering the skyrocketing price of farmland. Rural Ontario is going through an unprecedented b...
27-02-2014 05:02 AM
Cost of ending dairy quotas much smaller than expected
Compensating dairy farmers for scrapping the supply management regime would cost a fraction of the oft-cited estimate of $20-billion-plus, according t...
13-02-2014 02:32 AM
Cattle farmers hope insurance plan will spread east
A new livestock insurance program announced in Tuesday's federal budget will only apply to western farmers, but a group representing cattle producers ...
07-02-2014 01:18 AM
Canadian dairy producer Saputo eyeing further buys
Canada's largest dairy producer Saputo Inc , which recently won control of Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company, is hungry f...
07-02-2014 01:11 AM
Statistic Canada confirms huge grain and oilseed crops
Canada’s grain and oilseed stocks are significantly higher than they were last year and that’s posing challenges for farmers and the railways. Stat...
04-02-2014 02:29 AM
More than a dozen dead cattle found on farm, SPCA investigating
More than a dozen dead cattle were found scattered across a rural property near Killam last week, and the farmer who owns the property describes it as...
28-01-2014 08:44 AM
Potato pest causes $6M in lost crops
A pest that caused $6 million in damage to P.E.I. potato crops last year is spreading. The wireworm is a type of click beetle. It used to be found ...
28-01-2014 08:39 AM
Port congestion shrinks Canada wheat crop
Canada is forecasting a much smaller wheat crop next season because it can't move last season's harvest. A record 37.5 million tonnes was harvested...
22-01-2014 01:41 AM
Farmers frustrated as grain stuck in railway bottleneck
Alberta farmers are getting increasingly frustrated with a transport bottleneck that is preventing them from getting last year's bumper crop to market...
20-01-2014 00:32 AM
Brazen bovine still without a home
The cow is now in foster care at a private farm in Coquitlam as it waits for its owners to claim it. RCMP say the next step is to contact Agriculture ...
14-01-2014 02:03 AM
Blumenort fire destroys 39 livestock trucks
One of North America’s largest livestock haulers lost one third of its trucks in a massive fire on Saturday in Blumenort. Steve’s Livestock Transpo...
02-01-2014 15:13 PM
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says Canada facing challenges in 2014
If Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz could have one wish come true in 2014, it would probably be to somehow squeeze politics out of farming and trade. ...
23-12-2013 10:31 AM
Power outage in Oshawa endangers 300 cattle
Three hundred cattle in Oshawa remain in serious danger after power outages have left their owner unable to feed them for more than 16 hours. Gordo...
17-12-2013 11:09 AM
Most of local farmer’s Canadian Wheat Board class action rejected
A local farmer and three co-plaintiffs have had nearly all of their claims in a class action suit over the 2012 end of the Canadian Wheat Board monopo...
16-12-2013 10:22 AM
As the dairy industry goes global, Canada is being left behind
Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. has been clear about why it wants to buy a much smaller Australian dairy. It’s not just about selling milk and che...
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. All-wheat ...
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. Benoît Michaud's...
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. The injur...
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, ...