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Bovine AI: Alberta cattle rancher says technology helps save time and money

Bovine AI: Alberta cattle rancher says technology helps save time and money

EDMONTON — Ashley Perepelkin says she was born and raised a city girl, never thinking she'd sell fresh beef from cattle she raised on her own Alberta farm with the help of artificial intelligence.
52 commerical and backyard flocks in B.C. have been infected with bird flu

52 commerical and backyard flocks in B.C. have been infected with bird flu

VANCOUVER — More than 50 poultry farms in British Columbia have been infected with avian flu since October, but animal health officials say that rate is slowing as the fall migration of wild birds ends.
Shares of cannabis company Canopy Growth to be consolidated on a one-for-10 basis

Shares of cannabis company Canopy Growth to be consolidated on a one-for-10 basis

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. says a consolidation of its shares on a one-for-10 basis is expected to become effective on Friday.
Alberta family protects grasslands in partnership with Nature Conservancy of Canada

Alberta family protects grasslands in partnership with Nature Conservancy of Canada

CALGARY — Some important Prairie grasslands are being protected in southwestern Alberta.
Preserving grasslands is good for the planet, ranchers say — and they want to be paid

Preserving grasslands is good for the planet, ranchers say — and they want to be paid

CALGARY — Fed up with taking heat for their industry's carbon footprint, Canadian ranchers say it's time for government to step up and fund a solution that will reduce emissions while also preserving one of earth's most threatened ecosystems.
Fields of anxiety: Overcoming stigma to address mental health struggles of farmers

Fields of anxiety: Overcoming stigma to address mental health struggles of farmers

Christi Friesen remembers her husband saying he knew that the cloud of depression over her was finally lifting when he saw her smile at the end of the gruelling 2016 harvest season.
Quebec pork farmers reeling as a 'perfect storm' creates economic crisis

Quebec pork farmers reeling as a 'perfect storm' creates economic crisis

ST-SEBASTIEN, QUE. — Over the last two years, François Nadeau has chosen to do something rare among his fellow Quebec pork farmers: invest in the future.
Dairy D-Day: panel rules 'clearly in favour of Canada' in U.S. trade dispute

Dairy D-Day: panel rules 'clearly in favour of Canada' in U.S. trade dispute

WASHINGTON — Ottawa declared a decisive victory Friday over the United States in an ongoing dairy-based trade dispute that has U.S. milk producers accusing Canada of "playing games" with its largest trading partner.
Manitoba producers to get further Crown land rent reduction, minister says

Manitoba producers to get further Crown land rent reduction, minister says

ERIKSDALE, Man. — The Manitoba government is increasing a temporary rent reduction for Crown land used by agricultural producers for things like grazing, haying and annual cropping.
Fear of avian flu descends on B.C. farms as millions of chickens are killed

Fear of avian flu descends on B.C. farms as millions of chickens are killed

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — It's the first thing poultry farmers in British Columbia's Fraser Valley think about in the morning, and the last thing they worry about at night, according to industry spokeswoman Amanda Brittain.
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