Monthly Archive

2012

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Agriculture News

Stewart Says Hog Downturn, Open Market For Grain Major Stories In 2012

2012 was another interesting and, at times, challenging year on the farm. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says, on the crop side, most producers had an average or better crop while t read more..

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"Project N" Highlights 2012 for FNA

Farmer interest in Project N has been one of the biggest highlights of 2012 for Farmers of North America.  Spokesman Bob Friesen says the farmer owned fertilizer manufacturing project has been gaini read more..

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Young Investors Driving Confidence

The president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association says producers are optimistic heading into 2013 and, one sign of that optimism, is increased investment from younger producers. "I see some you read more..

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NFU President Looks Back On 2012

2012 proved to be another interesting year in the ag sector.  And, as farmers look back on the past year, many are mourning the loss of the Canadian Wheat Board's single-desk monopoly on grain sales read more..

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Ocean Freight Rates Hit All-Time Lows

Canadian grain exporters are benefiting from all-time low ocean freight rates.  The Baltic Freight Index, an indicator of ocean shipping prices, hit an all-time low last week. "The freight rates pe read more..

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Positive Mood In Ag SectorTo End 2012

Canadian farmers are more optimistic than they've been in awhile, according to the president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. "I would say the mood in the farm community is more positive read more..

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Strong Interest In "Project N"

Farmers seem very supportive of FNA's "Project N" seed capital drive.  The goal is to use farmer investment to build a $1 billion nitrogen fertilizer production facility in western Canada. "We've r read more..

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Challenging Fall Run for Cattle Markets

Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture has issued its final cattle marketing update for 2012, saying the unexpected closure of XL Foods made for a challenging fall calf run. Cattle Market Analyst G read more..

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Canadian Crops Marketed To U.S. Snack Food Maker

A large U.S. snack food manufacturer is looking at including more ingredients from Canadian crops in its products.  Pepperidge Farm, which is owned by Campbell Soup Company and whose product line in read more..

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Storm Fails To Deliver Much Needed Moisture

A major storm system that recently rolled through the U.S. Midwest failed to bring significant precipitation to the drought-stressed hard red winter wheat crop. "Unfortunately, the precipitation di read more..

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Scouting Fields By Satellite

Large farmers around the world are increasingly using satellites to monitor their crops. "As farms get larger and consolidate, there's a real need for management help.  Human resources are getting read more..

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Railways Exceed Revenue Cap

Both of Canada's major railways slightly exceeded their revenue cap for handling grain in 2011-12. Revenues for both CN and CP were within 0.1 per cent of their caps.  The Canadian Transportation A read more..

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Approvals In Place For Richardson-Glencore Deal

Richardson International has received approval from the federal Competition Bureau to proceed with its purchase of some of Viterra's assets from Glencore International. Glencore's $6.1 billion acqu read more..

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Glencore Takeover of Viterra Complete

Canada's largest grain handler is now owned by Switzerland-based Glencore International.  The $6.1 billion deal was completed this week. Former Viterra Chief Operating Officer Fran Malecha will lea read more..

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CCA Joins Sustainable Beef Roundtable

Canadian cattle producers want to be part of global efforts toward improving the sustainability of beef production.  The Canadian Cattlemen's Association has joined the Global Roundtable for Sustain read more..

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Drought Continues In Parts Of U.S.

There are concerns the drought of 2012 could continue into 2013 in parts of the U.S.  Bruce Burnett, weather and crop specialist with CWB, just returned from a tour looking at the U.S. Hard Red Wint read more..

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SPG Board Fills Vacancies

The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Board of Directors has appointed Tim Wiens of Herschel and Corey Loessin of Radisson  to serve as Directors for a one-year term after Shawn Buhr, Jim Moen, and Bert Va read more..

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Funding For Recycling of Plastics

Grain bags, twine and bale wrapping are just some of the items that are often burned or sent to the landfill because there really isn't much else to do with them.  So, the provincial government has read more..

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Competition Bureau Approves Big Sky, Puratone Sales

The Competition Bureau has decided it will allow the sale of the two largest independent hog producers in Western Canada.  The Bureau has issued "no action letters" to Olymel, regarding its purchase read more..

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Former MP Appointed FCC Chair

Farm Credit Canada has a new Chairman Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced the appointment of Dale Johnston as the new chair of Farm Credit Canada's Board of Directors. Johnston own... read more..

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Business Pressure Moving Forward

Canadian agribusinesses will likely face some competitive pressure from the U.S. and other foreign businesses going forward.  JP Gervais, an Economist with Farm Credit Canada, says the strong loonie c... read more..

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U.S. Drought Expected To Thin Out Herds

Reports show that the U.S. drought is continuing to grow, moving up into parts of Montana and North Dakota and, as a result,  Cattle Marketing Analyst Grant Zalinko has been keeping an eye on develo read more..

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CIGI Combating Myths

Officials with the Canadian International Grains Institute say, with the end of the Canadian Wheat Board's single desk, they are having to dispel myths about the changes to the Canadian grain market read more..

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Forage Association Gets Federal Funding

The federal government has announced an investment of over $51,000 in the Brandon-based Canadian Forage and Grassland Association.  The funding will be used for marketing Canadian forage crops interna... read more..

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Farm Groups Welcome Rail Service Bill

Gord Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada, on the rightRail service legislation, introduced by the federal government, will help balance the commercial relationship between railways and farmers, according to a ... read more..

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Churchill Shipping Levels Near Average

Loading grain at Churchill (photo credit: Port of Churchill) The amount of grain shipped through the Port of Churchill in the first shipping season after the end of the Canadian Wheat Board's single ... read more..

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CETA Negotiations In Home Stretch

Wally Smith, President of Dairy Farmers of CanadaNegotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), between Canada and the European Union, appear to be in their final stages.  Wall... read more..

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Rail Service Legislation Introduced

Gerry Ritz announcing the Fair Rail Service ActLong-awaited legislation, aimed at improving rail service, has been introduced.  Federal Transport Minister Denis Lebel and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ri... read more..

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Irrigation Negotiations Ongoing

Negotiations between the federal government and irrigators in southwest Saskatchewan are ongoing.  The feds are looking at divesting about 20,000 acres or 6 irrigation projects. Producers have give read more..

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U of S Home To Global Institute For Food Security

The University of Saskatchewan will be home to the new Global Institute for Food Security.  Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says this will develop Saskatchewan-led solutions to feed a growing worl read more..

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