Agriculture News

Why planting in warmer soil is worth the wait

Published on 04.26.2018 by Owen Roberts

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After a long, stubborn winter, Ontario farmers are anxiously planning to seed, and asking – do I plant corn and soybeans early and take advantage of potential yield gains, or do I wait for the ground to warm up to make sure my seed germinates?
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Stalled spring pressures farmers to turnout cattle early

Published on 04.26.2018 by Richard Kamchen

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Prolonged wintry conditions have forced Prairie cattle producers to draw longer on their feed supplies, but experts warn against using related extra costs to justify turning their cattle out to pasture too soon.
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Adventurous cows pay surprise visit to Newfoundland elementary school

Published on 04.26.2018 by The Canadian Press

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POUCH COVE, N.L. - It is the stuff of children's books: A small herd of hungry cows delighted Newfoundland school kids this week, escaping their pen to munch on a nearby school's green grass.
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Jury hits pork giant for $50M for hog operation's nuisance

Published on 04.26.2018 by The Canadian Press

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RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal jury in North Carolina is awarding more than $50 million in damages to neighbours of an industrial hog operation responsible for smells, noise and other disturbances so bad they couldn't enjoy their rural homes.
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Why canola futures are so strong right now

Published on 04.25.2018 by Mike Jubinville

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It's been a rather interesting ride for Winnipeg canola futures so far this spring - a winter rally peak at the beginning of March, then drops, rallies back into early April, then falls back again. And now, canola futures are powering back up to those same highs.
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Three takeaways from the 2017 FCC Farmland Values Report

Published on 04.23.2018 by J.P. Gervais

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Canadian farmland values increased at an average annual rate of 8.4% in 2017. That represented a pace in the year-over-year growth of average values that picked up for the first time since 2013. 2016 had recorded an average 7.9% growth in values.
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Pot companies look across borders to raise money in battle for dominance

Published on 04.22.2018 by The Canadian Press

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TORONTO - As U.S. and Canadian government policies toward marijuana grow more divergent amid Canada's push for legalization, their stock exchanges have seen a flurry of cross-listing activity from companies eager to snap up investment capital and carve out dominant positions in a growing global market.
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Brexit pushes European dairy giant to make cuts

Published on 04.20.2018 by The Canadian Press

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COPENHAGEN - A major European dairy co-operative says that currency swings caused by Brexit are among the reasons it has to cut costs by over 400 million euros ($495 million) over the next three years.
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Does the farmland market make sense?

Published on 04.17.2018 by Leigh Anderson

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The Canadian farmland market has been strong for the last decade. But a question on people’s minds is “does it makes sense?” To answer this, let’s examine the relationship between farmland values and farm income.
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Practicality first when buying new equipment

Published on 04.12.2018 by Craig Lester

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Many factors come into play when deciding to purchase new farm equipment - and it doesn't always depend on what happened during the last harvest.
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