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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…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $3.40 higher $526.90; Nov. ’16 $3.60 higher $529.10; Jan. ’17 $3.80 higher $533.80; March ’17 $3.80 higher $535.70; May ’17 $3.60 higher $537.30; July ’17 $3.60 higher $538.90; Nov. ’17 $0.10 higher $515.40; Jan. ’18 $0.10…

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $1.00 higher $523.50; Nov. ’16 $0.60 lower $525.50; Jan. ’17 $0.10 lower $530.00; March ’17 $0.20 lower $531.90; May ’17 unchanged $533.70; July ’17 unchanged $535.30; Nov. ’17 $2.10 lower $515.30; Jan. ’18 $2.10 lower $515.30;…

Cannabis producer starts shipping to Croatia

TORONTO – Canadian cannabis producer Tilray is placing its bets on budding demand from markets overseas as it begins shipping medical marijuana products to Croatia.The company will be exporting two varieties of liquid capsules that contain the active medicinal ingredients of marijuana to patients in…

Advocates tout the benefits of grass-fed beef

TORONTO – Shopping for steaks to grill and confused by the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef? And why is one more expensive?A Toronto-based butcher who stocks 100 per cent grass-fed beef argues cows that graze on grass are healthier and their meat contains less…