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April 2020

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Alberta Federation Of Labour Wants Cargill Opening Delayed

Cargill is set to reopen its meat processing facility in High River on Monday. The company says it's put in a number of preventative measures and has the support of Alberta Health Services and Occupa... read more..

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Cargill Set To Re-open On Monday

 Cargill is looking at re-opening its meat packing plant in High River on Monday. Jon Nash, Cargill’s North America Protein Lead says in partnership with health, regulatory officials and a read more..

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McDonalds's To Begin Importing Beef

McDonald's Canada, which promotes itself on using only Canadian beef, says it will begin importing beef to satisfy demand. The change in policy is due to reduced processing capacity am... read more..

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Seeding Gets Underway In Southern Saskatchewan

It's a mix of activity in the Ag sector right now from calving and lambing, to harvest, herbicide operations and spring seeding. Monette Farms has land throughout the Province from the Swift Current ... read more..

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Canadian Pork Council Requesting Government Help

The Canadian Pork Council says producers across the country now expect to lose $30 to $50 for every hog they sell in 2020, costing farmers across the country $675 million dollars. “We are askin... read more..

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AgriStability Interim Benefit Increased

The Federal and Provincial governments have agreed to increase the 2020 AgriStability interim benefit payment percentage. The increase will go from 50 per cent to 75 per cent in Saskatchewan and Albe... read more..

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4H Saskatchewan Modify's Plans

The Government's call for people to help flatten the curve and stay at home has meant groups and organizations have been cancelling meetings and events. 4H members have been turning to social media t... read more..

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Canadian Foodgrains Bank Working To Ensure Existing Programs Continue

COVID-19 is having a sharp impact on many households around the world in terms of the food supply. Jim Cornelius is the executive director with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). "Food supply chai... read more..

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Cleanfarms Celebrates 10 Years

Over the past 10 years, Cleanfarms has recovered for recycling or proper disposal 51,600 tonnes of plastic and other non-organic ag-waste from Canada's agricultural sector. These materials consist of ... read more..

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Canada's Farm Show Postponed

  It's official the 2020 edition of Canada's Farm Show originally scheduled for June is being postponed.  A new date has not been set. “This is an unprecedented time for our city, p read more..

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Fertilizer Dealers Ready For Planting Season

Fertilizer Canada says its members are ready for the upcoming planting season. "We did a survey and we found that 90 per cent of Fertilizer Canada members, virtually the whole industry, responded tha... read more..

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Urgent Action Is Required To Save 2020 AAFC Research Projects

Working within the realities of the new COVID-19 situation means a lot of companies have implemented new protocols as they move forward. The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition and the Canadian Barley ... read more..

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Cattle Producers Having Trouble Finding Bids

With decreasing processing capacity, cattle inventories in Western Canada are starting to back up. Brian Perillat is a Senior Analyst with Canfax. "When we were killing in Western Canada, 50,000 hea... read more..

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Calgary Stampede Cancelled

For the first time in almost a hundred years the Calgary Stampede has been cancelled. Stampede President Dana Peers made the difficult decision public Thursday afternoon. "We are unable to host the ... read more..

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Pork Sector Facing Severe Market Challenges

Canada's pork sector is facing severe market challenges due to COVID-19. Rick Bergmann is chair of the Canadian Pork Council. "We've had some plants close down temporarily because of COVID-19," he s... read more..

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Chicken Farmers Of Canada Votes To Temporarily Reduce Production By 12.6%

Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) says demand for chicken has not changed. Lisa Bishop-Spencer is Director of Brand and Communications. "The demand for chicken remains the same in terms of what consum... read more..

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CP Rail Sets Record For First Quarter Grain Movement

CP Rail set a record during this year's first quarter for movement of Canadian grain and grain products, with more than 6.35 million metric tonnes moved. The 2020 result broke the company's previous ... read more..

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Canada's Farm Show Unlikely To Go Ahead

Organizers for Canada's Farm Show will make the official decision this week on whether to cancel this year's show.  Canada's Farm Progress Show was rebranded in December as organizers announced ... read more..

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Connecting Canadians To Jobs In Agriculture

Statistics show that each year, more than 15,000 jobs in the Agriculture industry remain vacant.  A new online portal will help to connect Canadians to available jobs in the Ag sector. Agricult... read more..

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Set Aside Program Critical For Cattle Industry

The backlog of cattle continues to grow in Western Canada, as the realities of reduced shifts and temporary closures at processing plants become the new norm, at least for now. Dennis Laycraft is the... read more..

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Saskatchewan Changes 2020 AgriStability Deadline

Saskatchewan is extending the 2020 AgriStability enrollment deadline to July 3rd. AgriStability is a low-cost risk management program that helps producers who may experience large margin declines as... read more..

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Saskatchewan Makes Changes To Spring Road Bans

Spring road bans are being lifted for agricultural priority goods. The Province and SARM clearing the way for easier movement of seed, fuel, and fertilizer. Agriculture Minister David Marit says the... read more..

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Cereals Canada President Says Grain Supply Chain Is Secure

Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl is reassuring Canadians about the security of the country's grain supply chain. "It's important for people to realize that from a grains and oilseeds point of view, ... read more..

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The Beef Sector Is Looking At It's Options

News that Cargill has decided to temporarily idle its High River processing plant will have a major impact on the beef sector. The facility handles about 20,000 animals a week. Dennis Laycraft, the ... read more..

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Alberta's Agriculture Minister Talks With Cargill Employees

Over the weekend, Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Devin Dreeshen held a Tele-Townhall with the Province's Labour Minister and Chief Medical Health Officer, to reassure employees fro... read more..

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Barlow Says Frustration Is Growing In The Ag Sector

Producers and industry are concerned that the COVID-19 relief programs that have been announced by Ottawa don't meet their needs. Conservative MP John Barlow, the Shadow Minister for Agriculture and ... read more..

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Sask Ag Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Postponed

Like many events, COVID-19 resulted in the postponement of the 2020 Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Chairman Reed Andrew says the event was to be held on Saturday, April 18... read more..

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Cargill To Idle High River Facility

Cargill has decided to temporarily idle its High River facility.  Statement on Cargill’s Operations in High River attributable to Jon Nash, Cargill Protein – North America Lead ... read more..

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Canada U-S Agriculture Trade Discussed

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau spoke to her U-S counterpart on Thursday. Bibeau and U-S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of agricultural trade a... read more..

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CCA Holds Virtual Town Hall Meeting To Discuss COVID-19 Impacts

Another Alberta packing plant is dealing with COVID-19. Dennis Laycraft, the Executive Vice President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association telling producers in a virtual town hall meeting last nig... read more..

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