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ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’16 $5.20 higher $458.20; Jan. ’17 $4.10 higher $464.40; March ’17 $3.50 higher $470.10; May ’17 $3.20 higher $475.60; July ’17 $2.80 higher $479.60; Nov. ’17 $0.30 higher $483.50; Jan. ’18 $0.30 higher $485.00; March ’18 $0.30…

Five things about Canada’s canola industry

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that existing dockage rules with China on canola exports have been extended beyond a Sept. 1 deadline as the two countries continue to negotiate a long-term solution. The two countries disagree on the level of “dockage” — foreign material…

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’16 $3.20 lower $453.00; Jan. ’17 $3.10 lower $460.30; March ’17 $3.60 lower $466.60; May ’17 $3.90 lower $472.40; July ’17 $4.10 lower $476.80; Nov. ’17 $3.70 lower $483.20; Jan. ’18 $3.70 lower $484.70; March ’18 $3.70…

Wall weighs in on Potash, Agrium merger

REGINA – Premier Brad Wall says he expects Saskatoon-based Potash Corp. to keep its pledge about increasing jobs in the province even if there is a merger with Calgary-based Agrium.Potash Corp., (TSX:POT) the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, and Agrium (TSX:AGU) have confirmed they…

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’16 $3.50 lower $456.20; Jan. ’17 $3.60 lower $463.40; March ’17 $3.50 lower $470.20; May ’17 $2.70 lower $476.30; July ’17 $2.50 lower $480.90; Nov. ’17 $1.10 lower $486.90; Jan. ’18 $1.10 lower $488.40; March ’18 $1.10…

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

LOS BANOS, Calif. – A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird’s-eye view of a vast tomato field in California’s Central Valley, the nation’s most productive farming region.Equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera, the…

Fire destroys farm equipment dealership

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a farm equipment dealership in Prince Edward Island.Workers had to be evacuated from Green Diamond Equipment in Summerside late Saturday morning as flames and smoke billowed from the…

Five things to watch for in Canadian business

TORONTO – Five things to watch this week in Canadian business:Energy East: The National Energy Board resumes hearings into the proposed Energy East Pipeline on Monday in Montreal, where the project has stirred much outcry. Among the harshest critics of the pipeline is Mayor Denis…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’16 $0.10 higher $459.70; Jan. ’17 $0.20 higher $467.00; March ’17 $0.60 higher $473.70; May ’17 $1.00 higher $479.00; July ’17 $1.00 higher $483.40; Nov. ’17 $0.80 higher $488.00; Jan. ’18 $0.80 higher $489.50; March ’18 $0.80…

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’16 $9.20 lower $459.60; Jan. ’17 $8.80 lower $466.80; March ’17 $8.50 lower $473.10; May ’17 $7.80 lower $478.00; July ’17 $7.00 lower $482.40; Nov. ’17 $5.30 lower $487.20; Jan. ’18 $5.30 lower $488.70; March ’18 $5.30…