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SW Ont. pork plant to morph into turkey processor

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The vacant pork slaughterhouse formerly known as Great Lakes Specialty Meats is now expected to restart as a turkey processing plant by year's end. Meat processor Sofina Foods bought the 78,000-square foot plant and property at Mitchell, Ont., about 60 km west of Kitchener, for $4.77 million last September, after Great Lakes entered receivership in June. Markham, Ont.-based Sofina -- which operates 17 other plants across Canada, one U.S. plant and three hatcheries and produces branded…
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Alta. cuts ag spending slightly, boosts fuel tax

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Alberta's bid to stabilize its public-sector revenue and spending will include slight cuts to its farm programs budget, plus an increase in provincial fuel tax from which farmers won't be exempt. Finance Minister Robin Campbell on Thursday released a 2015-16 budget that pegs expenses for Alberta's agriculture and rural development department at $931 million, down $16 million, or 1.6 per cent, from 2014-15 after adjusting its forecast for in-year disaster/emergency funding of $109…
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West gets warmer

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Peak temperatures kept climbing at WeatherFarm stations on the western Prairies Thursday, reaching +18 C around Brooks and Calgary and +15 C around Maple Creek, but still hitting just -3 to +1 C in eastern Saskatchewan and -4 to -6 C around Winnipeg and elsewhere in eastern Manitoba. Lows on Thursday reached -13 C in the Grandview/Gilbert Plains area of northwestern Manitoba, -18 to -21 C in parts of northeastern Saskatchewan and -6 C in northeastern Alberta. For more information from…
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Quebec ag spending trimmed, tax credits boosted

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Quebec's farming sector can expect a noticeable cut in program spending and a handful of tax credits and tax relief coming out of Thursday's provincial budget. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao on Thursday announced a cut of about 15 per cent in program spending for the agriculture, food and fisheries ministry through the province's general fund, from $1.037 billion in 2014-15 to $881.7 million in 2015-16. Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the "primary" sectors, including farming,…
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Canaryseed slow to move, but still pencils out in many areas

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CNS Canada -- The canaryseed market may be very slow in Western Canada, but acres are still expected to rise in 2015, according to an industry official. "The canary market is relatively quiet," said David Nobbs, president of the Canaryseed Development Commission of Saskatchewan and director of operations with CanPulse foods in Kindersley, Sask. Activity in the Mexican peso and the European euro "has really strangled those markets," he said, making their purchasing "very hand to…
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Durum prices fall as new crop right around corner

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CNS Canada -- Durum prices in Western Canada are under pressure as other countries' new durum crops are just around the corner and end-users are well covered. "We have new-crop French and Spanish durum coming on here in a couple months, and the Mexican crop as well," said Jerry Klassen, manager for Swiss-based GAP SA Grains and Products in Winnipeg. Prairie old-crop values range from about $8.25-$9 a bushel across Western Canada, down about $1 from month-ago prices, Prairie Ag…
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Scientist defends WHO group report linking glyphosate to cancer

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Reuters -- A World Health Organization group's controversial finding that the world's most popular herbicide is "probably carcinogenic to humans" was based on a thorough scientific review and is a key marker in ongoing evaluations of the product, the scientist who led the study said Thursday. "There were several studies. There was sufficient evidence in animals, limited evidence in humans and strong supporting evidence showing DNA mutations... and damaged chromosomes," Aaron Blair,…
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New agency to handle Sask. animal welfare enforcement

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Saskatchewan's animal protection officers will start Wednesday with a new not-for-profit agency handling animal welfare enforcement work in the province. The provincial agriculture department on Thursday announced a two-year, $610,000-per-year agreement to fund investigative services provided by Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan, effective April 1. A new toll-free phone number, 1-844-382-0002, will be in place starting Wednesday for reporting cases of animal abuse, the province…
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U.S. grains: Wheat down most in nearly two years on dollar rebound

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. grain and soybean futures reversed early gains to turn lower on Thursday on pressure from a higher dollar, with wheat's three-session decline of more than six per cent the biggest such slide in nearly two years. The U.S. dollar, which rose in a rebound from a three-week low, makes goods priced in the greenback less attractive on international markets. Fresh evidence of wheat's competitive disadvantage came in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly…
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U.S. livestock: CME hogs bounce with pork price, live cattle sag

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs finished higher on Thursday, driven partly by short-covering following a spike in wholesale pork values, traders said. April closed 1.15 cent per pound higher at 60.975 cents, and May up 1.5 cents at 68.025 cents (all figures US$). The morning's wholesale pork price jumped $1.51 per hundredweight (cwt) from Wednesday to $68.33, led by $5.67 higher picnic hams, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hams are…
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