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The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is disappointed that the U. S. Government has chosen to prolong its discrimination against imported livestock by today requesting that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) review the November 2011 Dispute Settlement Panel decision.

By Jessi Gowan

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The Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre (SPARC) held an open house on March 20 in Swift Current, to show the public their new Thermal Gradient Plate (TGP), an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) invention featuring 96 individually temperature-controlled cells which can be set between -20 C and 40 C.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 08:08

Glencore acquires agricultural giant Viterra

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Courtesy Marketwire

Glencore International plc and Viterra Inc. announced Tuesday that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Glencore has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Viterra for C$16.25 per share in cash by way of a court approved plan of arrangement.


Certain fees and charges paid by provincial residents will see changes over 2012-13, in order to reflect the cost of related provincial services, especially in agriculture


On March 14, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud announced $1.8 million to help producers and rural municipalities (RMs) control beavers, rats, wild boars and gophers.

Thursday, 02 February 2012 13:56

New funding for wheat-related research in Saskatchewan

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Premier Brad Wall announced Feb. 2 $10 million in new funding for wheat-related research over five years.

ILTA Grain Inc of Surrey BC, through its subsidiary ILTA Processing Inc., is pleased to announce it has acquired four specialty grain and pulse facilities from the Parkland Grain/Pulse group of companies effective January 15th, 2012.  The facilities are located at North Battleford (2), Swift Current, and Cutknife.

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