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Canadian farm production likely to increase under climate change: FAO

September 19, 2018

A new United Nations’ report suggests just how climate change will reshape agriculture by 2050. It says international trade will play an ever larger role in helping to feed people in food-deficit regions as warmer temperatures and less precipitation will damage yields in many tropical areas. Temperate areas, such as Canada and the United States, […] Read more

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September 19, 2018

Data and maps from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the […]

Prairie canola likely avoids frost damage

September 13, 2018

Mother Nature got hearts racing last week when temperatures dipped below freezing across the Prairies. Alberta and northwestern Saskatchewan experienced frost the morning of Sept. 4. The following morning the mercury dropped below zero in a number of locations from the Peace region right through to western Manitoba. About half the crop was still standing […] Read more

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Farmers brace for what might be another wet and problematic harvest this year

September 12, 2018

Worries over another difficult harvest were running high in northern Alberta today as snow blanketed some fields in the region. Environment Canada has forecasted that some parts of the province could see 10 to 15 centimetres of snow. Many farmers have already took to social media to post photos of buried crops under white fields. […] Read more

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Ag News

Aurora Cannabis plans U.S. stock listing in October

September 20, 2018

Reuters — Canada’s Aurora Cannabis said Thursday it plans a U.S. listing of its shares in October, as it looks to cash in on strong investor appetite for marijuana producers. Interest has boomed in Canada’s marijuana companies ahead of legalization of recreational cannabis in the country next month. Several U.S. […]

Animal health firm Elanco surges on trading debut

September 20, 2018

Reuters — Eli Lilly unit Elanco Animal Health’s shares jumped as much as 41 per cent on their stock market debut on Thursday, adding to investor enthusiasm for the fast-growing animal healthcare market. Elanco’s shares opened at $32.25 on the New York Stock Exchange, higher than their IPO price of […]


Canola waffles, soy up

September 19, 2018

The ICE Futures canola platform was mixed at close Wednesday, taking support from United States futures. Chicago Board of Trade soybean, oil and meal contracts were all higher, as trade war fears ebbed. Statistics Canada released its updated production numbers this morning, using satellite data. The report pegged canola production at 21 million tonnes, which […] Read more

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Climate change would bring more insects

September 19, 2018

Main grain-producing areas of Canada and the U.S. could see rapid increases in crop-damaging insects as global temperatures rise, according to researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Colorado, Boulder. A new study reveals temperature increases are likely to spark population growths in grasshoppers, caterpillars and other insects that devour crops in […] Read more

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