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Argentina recently authorized the use of genetically modified soybean seeds resistant to herbicides other than glyphosate, as the European Union (EU) debates whether to extend the license of weed-killers containing the ingredient.The EU debate comes amid concerns the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s popular weed-killer Roundup causes cancer. That has…
India’s decision to impose a steep tariff on pea imports could jeopardize $1 billion worth of pulse trading with Canada, which may cause farmers there to trim their pea acreage by nearly one-third.Earlier this month, India imposed a 50 per cent import tax on peas, as pulse prices fell below…
Despite being at opposite ends of the planet, Canada and Australia have long been soul sisters, But it’s in agriculture where the similarities come to the fore, with very similar commodity profiles, particularly for grain, dairy and protein.And despite very different target markets, trade agreements and government attitudes, each country’s…
A meeting of Trans-Pacific Partnership countries in Vietnam this week provides a window of opportunity for Canada to take the next step in TPP implementation, increasing the value of canola exports and benefiting the entire canola value chain. The 11 country members are meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam for the…
As global warming intensifies droughts and floods, causing crop failures in many parts of the world, Canada may see something different: a farming expansion.Rising temperatures could open millions of once frigid acres to the plow, officials, farmers and scientists predict.This story is part of our special report Rising Heat: A…
The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center are pleased to co-publish a short piece on approaches to food safety co-operation in Canada and the United States. With NAFTA renegotiation talks in full swing, it is a critical time for a conversation on protecting…
by Tom Lutey Apr. 2, 2016 - With falling grain prices, Montana farmers say they'll plant a million fewer acres of wheat this season than they did two years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The slide from 5.9 million wheat acres in 2014 to 4.9 million…
Jan. 4, 2016 – Winter will be dominated by El Niño, which usually means limited precipitation for western and southeastern Canada, according to the latest weather outlook from Farm Credit Canada. That could start the spring 2016 crop year off on a drier-than-usual start, especially in Alberta and parts of British…
Apr. 7, 2014, Billings, MT - With grain markets in flux, Montana farmers say they will back away from spring wheat and plant other crops this season, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Producers tell the USDA there will be 350,000 fewer acres of Montana spring wheat this year.…
April 7, 2014, United States – U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists say they have pinpointed the location of a gene in a little-known ancient grass that could help save wheat from an unrelenting fungus. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Matt Rouse and Yue Jin, with the agency's Cereal Disease Research Laboratory…
Aug. 27, 2013 - A critical water source for U.S. farmers and ranchers is being depleted at a rapid rate and nearly 70 per cent of it will disappear within the next 50 years if the current trend does not change, according to a report issued this week.The report said…
Aug. 22, 2013, Canada – Canadian farmers anticipate record canola production in 2013, as well as increases in wheat, barley and oats, according to Statistics Canada's production of principal field crops survey. Corn for grain production is also expected to surpass the record set last year, while soybean production may decrease.At…
Aug. 20, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Representatives from 10 countries are attending the International Durum Wheat Program at Cigi (Canadian International Grains Institute) in Winnipeg. The program, which runs all this week, includes lectures, laboratory sessions, field visits, and pilot processing demonstrations on Canadian durum wheat.The 14 international participants represent…
Aug. 12, 2013, Calgary, AB - Canada has just a dozen years to turn an unprecedented market opportunity into a sustainable economic boom led by agriculture. That's the view of two industry influencers who will be in Calgary next month for the Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC 2013).The event, taking…
July 12, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Representatives from 15 countries are attending the 46th International Grain Industry Program at Cigi (Canadian International Grains Institute) in Winnipeg. Commencing on July 8, the two-week program marks the second year Cigi has held the program independently.The program offers 23 international customers a broad…
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