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ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $1.00 higher $510.50; Nov. ’16 $3.10 higher $518.10; Jan. ’17 $4.30 higher $523.10; March ’17 $4.80 higher $524.70; May ’17 $5.40 higher $526.50; July ’17 $5.40 higher $528.00; Nov. ’17 $6.80 higher 513.10; Jan. ’18 $6.70…

Health Cda consulting on irradiated beef

OTTAWA – Health Canada is starting a 75-day consultation over a proposal to allow the irradiation of fresh and frozen ground beef as a food safety measure.Industry groups have sought irradiation for more than a decade as a way to prevent the spread of E….

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $12.10 lower $509.50; Nov. ’16 $10.30 lower $515.00; Jan. ’17 $10.00 lower $518.80; March ’17 $10.20 lower $519.90; May ’17 $10.10 lower $521.10; July ’17 $10.10 lower $522.60; Nov. ’17 $6.80 lower 506.30; Jan. ’18 $8.40…

Hungary to settle with Austrian farmers over land use

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary says it is ready to compensate Austrian farmers for stripping them of the right to use farmland across the border in Hungary.Janos Lazar, Prime Minister Victor Orban’s chief of staff, said Thursday, however, that Hungary will stick to its policy of…

Rules on GMO crops in Hawaii heads to US appeals court

HONOLULU – The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops in three Hawaii counties was back in a federal courtroom Wednesday as some agricultural giants look to protect their farms from bans against modified food.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Honolulu…

Potash mine opponents meet at legislature

REGINA – A small group of landowners and farmers from Southey, Sask., crowded into a room at the legislature to say no to a proposal to build a $3.6 billion potash mine on or near their land.The group of six say they could lose their…

ICE Futures Canada prices mixed

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $4.70 lower $521.60; Nov. ’16 $4.70 lower $525.30; Jan. ’17 $5.60 lower $528.80; March ’17 $5.70 lower $530.10; May ’17 $5.80 lower $531.20; July ’17 $5.80 lower $532.70; Nov. ’17 $0.30 higher 513.10; Jan. ’18 $0.30…

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $0.60 lower $526.30; Nov. ’16 $0.90 higher $530.00; Jan. ’17 $0.60 higher $534.40; March ’17 $0.10 higher $535.80; May ’17 $0.30 lower $537.00; July ’17 $0.40 lower $538.50; Nov. ’17 $2.60 lower $512.80; Jan. ’18 $2.60…

Alberta government sacks Crown board

EDMONTON – The Alberta government has sacked the board of a Crown corporation following a report that said there were procurement violations and lavish spending by executives that included golf trips, limo rides, and luxury seats to the Edmonton Oilers.”I’ve lost the confidence in that…