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Federal public service strike affecting grain inspections: Canadian Grain Commission

Federal public service strike affecting grain inspections: Canadian Grain Commission

WINNIPEG — The strike by Canada's largest public-sector union could harm farmers both in terms of money coming in and crops going out, agricultural organizations said Thursday.
Why doesn't Canada make its own baby formula when we have the raw ingredients?

Why doesn't Canada make its own baby formula when we have the raw ingredients?

OTTAWA — If infant formula has become akin to liquid gold for parents stressed about empty store shelves this year, Canada may be sitting on a potential treasure trove — if only it could process the raw elements.
Prairie farmers hope for 'normal' season after volatile couple of years

Prairie farmers hope for 'normal' season after volatile couple of years

CALGARY — Third-generation farmer Greg Sears is more than ready for a crop year without any curve balls in it.
Russian billionaire couple claims Canadian sanctions are unjustified and unreasonable

Russian billionaire couple claims Canadian sanctions are unjustified and unreasonable

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and his wife Aleksandra want to be taken off Canada's sanctions list, claiming in Federal Court they've been wrongfully labelled as "elites and close associates" of the Russian regime.
More than 40% of farm operators to retire by 2033: report

More than 40% of farm operators to retire by 2033: report

TORONTO — A new report says more than 40 per cent of farm operators will retire over the next decade, leaving Canada with a shortage.
Cannabis company Phoena will wind down business under creditor protection

Cannabis company Phoena will wind down business under creditor protection

Phoena Holdings Inc. plans to wind down its business and has obtained creditor protection for a second time. Documents filed with a Toronto court show the Vaughan, Ont. cannabis company previously called CannTrust Holdings Inc.

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Tilray results Cannabis company Tilray Brands Inc. will report its latest quarterly results after the close of trading on Monday.
Ranchers can rejig to avoid U.K. trade spat, bilateral deal gives edge over EU: envoy

Ranchers can rejig to avoid U.K. trade spat, bilateral deal gives edge over EU: envoy

OTTAWA — Britain's envoy to Ottawa suggests that an uproar in the Prairies over expanded trade agreements could be overcome if ranchers rejig their use of hormones — and she says an additional bilateral deal between Canada and London would give both
Canada can play a major role in addressing growing food insecurity, Nutrien CEO says

Canada can play a major role in addressing growing food insecurity, Nutrien CEO says

TORONTO — Canada is poised to play a big role in global food production as climate change makes farming more difficult and the world’s food supply chain is rendered fragile by political and economic uncertainty, said Nutrien CEO Ken Seitz.
Japan to resume imports of Canadian processed beef, 20 years after mad cow disease

Japan to resume imports of Canadian processed beef, 20 years after mad cow disease

OTTAWA — Japan is lifting the last of its restrictions against Canadian beef, 20 years after BSE, often called mad cow disease, devastated this country's cattle industry.