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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…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May ’16 $9.30 higher $514.60; July ’16 $9.30 higher $515.80; Nov. ’16 $6.90 higher $512.90; Jan. ’17 $6.60 higher $516.90; March ’17 $4.90 higher $517.00; May ’17 $4.70 higher $515.90; July ’17 $4.80 higher $515.70; Nov. ’17 $2.70…

Fight over GMO labeling law moves to Vermont

DOVER, Del. – A federal judge in Delaware says a legal battle between the Dupont Co. and Vermont officials over genetically modified foods should play out in Vermont.The judge on Friday granted a request by Vermont officials to transfer the case to their state, where…

Frost hits canola crop in Saskatchewan, Alberta

REGINA – Widespread frost in western Saskatchewan is expected to force many farmers to re-seed newly emerged canola crops.G3 Canada crops analyst Bruce Burnett says the thermometer dropped to -3 to -6 minus in some areas.Burnett says there was also a light frost in eastern…

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: May ’16 $6.50 lower $505.30; July ’16 $10.70 lower $506.50; Nov. ’16 $9.90 lower $506.00; Jan. ’17 $9.90 lower $510.30; March ’17 $8.60 lower $512.10; May ’17 $7.70 lower $511.20; July ’17 $7.70 lower $510.90; Nov. ’17 $7.70…