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ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $0.50 higher $523.10; Nov. ’16 $0.10 lower $519.70; Jan. ’17 $0.70 lower $523.20; March ’17 $0.70 lower $523.70; May ’17 $0.20 lower $524.30; July ’17 $0.20 lower $524.80; Nov. ’17 $0.10 lower $512.20; Jan. ’18 $0.10…

Bayer takeover of Monsanto would create global giant

BERLIN – Bayer’s potential acquisition of Monsanto would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia, combining two businesses with complementary geographical focus.But Bayer might have to shed part of its business because of anti-trust…

Evacuation alert cancelled for town of Fox Creek

FOX CREEK, Alta. – Residents of a town northwest of Edmonton are no longer under immediate threat of a forest fire.Alberta Emergency Alert cancelled a two-hour evacuation alert for people in Fox Creek and those who live south of the hamlet of Little Smoky.Earlier this…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $5.80 higher $522.60; Nov. ’16 $4.20 higher $519.80; Jan. ’17 $3.70 higher $523.90; March ’17 $3.40 higher $524.40; May ’17 $3.40 higher $524.50; July ’17 $3.40 higher $525.00; Nov. ’17 $2.60 higher $512.30; Jan. ’18 $2.60…

ICE Futures Canada prices mixed

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $0.90 higher $516.80; Nov. ’16 $2.70 higher $515.60; Jan. ’17 $3.50 higher $520.20; March ’17 $3.70 higher $521.00; May ’17 $3.60 higher $521.10; July ’17 $3.90 higher $521.60; Nov. ’17 $3.90 higher $509.70; Jan. ’18 $3.90…

Organizer calls beaver derby a success

SASKATOON – The organizer of Saskatchewan’s first beaver derby is calling it a huge success.Ryan Demchynski says he collected 601 beaver carcasses from hunters and trappers across the province over the course of the 40-day contest, which ended last week.He says it brought in more…

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $0.10 higher $515.90; Nov. ’16 unchanged $512.90; Jan. ’17 $0.20 lower $516.70; March ’17 $0.30 higher $517.30; May ’17 $1.60 higher $517.50; July ’17 $2.00 higher $517.70; Nov. ’17 $2.20 higher $505.80; Jan. ’18 $2.20 higher…

Five things to know about the haskap berry

Here are five things to know about the haskap berry:WHERE ARE THEY FROM: Dark blue haskap berries are native to Russia and northern Japan and are found in the wild in Canada. Because they grow on the edge of swamps during mosquito season, they are…

Customers driving changes to beef standards

VANCOUVER – When Ben Campbell heard Earls was switching to Certified Humane beef from the U.S., he had a different reaction than many Alberta ranchers.The 32-year-old raises grass-fed cattle without added hormones at his ranch in Black Diamond, about 60 kilometres southwest of Calgary. He…

A quicklist of beef certification programs

VANCOUVER – A decision by the Earls restaurant chain to switch to Certified Humane beef from the U.S. and then backtrack after facing a social media storm has drawn attention to competing certification programs for “humane” or “organic” beef. Here’s a look at some of…