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B.C. conditions are magic for mushrooms in bumper season for fungi, tasty and toxic

B.C. conditions are magic for mushrooms in bumper season for fungi, tasty and toxic

VANCOUVER — Mushrooms large and small, tasty and toxic, are popping up across British Columbia this year in what experts say is a bumper season for fungi. B.C.
Maple Leaf Foods posts smaller loss of $4.3M in Q3 as market challenges ease

Maple Leaf Foods posts smaller loss of $4.3M in Q3 as market challenges ease

TORONTO — The head of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. said he's confident the company has "all the building blocks in place" for success as markets normalize.
Nutrien optimistic on potash demand as earnings continue to take hit from volatility

Nutrien optimistic on potash demand as earnings continue to take hit from volatility

The unprecedented volatility in fertilizer markets that’s contributed to Nutrien Ltd.'s lower earnings so far this year is stabilizing, said chief executive Ken Seitz. "Much of that is behind us," said Seitz in an interview Thursday.
Saputo closing facility in Lancaster, Wisc., about 100 employees affected

Saputo closing facility in Lancaster, Wisc., about 100 employees affected

MONTREAL — Saputo Inc. says it is closing its facility in Lancaster, Wis., and plans to move production to another location in the state. The Montreal-based company says about 100 employees will be affected by the decision.
Nutrien sees earnings drop in third quarter as lower selling prices take a toll

Nutrien sees earnings drop in third quarter as lower selling prices take a toll

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it earned US$82 million in the third quarter, down from US$1.6 billion a year earlier. The Saskatoon-based company, which is the world's largest fertilizer producer, says sales were US$5.
Labour shortages cost Canadian agriculture sector $3.5 billion in 2022: research

Labour shortages cost Canadian agriculture sector $3.5 billion in 2022: research

OTTAWA — The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council says labour shortages cost the agriculture sector $3.5 billion in sales in 2022. Research by the Conference Board of Canada on behalf of the council found the sector has a vacancy rate of 7.
Spooky harvest: Droughts, heavy rain create challenge for Canada's pumpkin season

Spooky harvest: Droughts, heavy rain create challenge for Canada's pumpkin season

FREDERICTON — Extreme weather caused by climate change — droughts followed by heavy rains — wreaked havoc with the pumpkin harvest across Canada this year. Nova Scotia pumpkin farmer Danny Dill said the spring planting season was extremely dry.
Canadian ranchers brace for long, lean winter after droughts, soaring feed costs

Canadian ranchers brace for long, lean winter after droughts, soaring feed costs

CALGARY — It could be a long, lean winter in cattle country as drought-ravaged western Canadian ranchers struggle to secure feed to get their livestock through the cold months.
Grain farmers hit by seaway strike, as both sides agree to sit down with mediator

Grain farmers hit by seaway strike, as both sides agree to sit down with mediator

MONTREAL — The federal government has instructed workers and management in the St. Lawrence Seaway strike to sit down with a mediator this Friday and hash out their differences, as groups ranging from grain farmers to steelmakers feel the squeeze.
Better data, management of water needed for Canada's agri-food sector: report

Better data, management of water needed for Canada's agri-food sector: report

OTTAWA — The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute is recommending that governments across the country develop a national plan to sustainably manage and use water for the agri-food sector.
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