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New federal standard to expand beer ingredient options

More variety in allowable ingredients and more requirements for declarations are now part of the federal rules on what can be called beer in Canada. The federal government on May 1 announced “modernized” beer standards under Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) — the rules laying out the requirements to be met by a product […] Read more

Input Capital steps back from mortgage expansion plans

Up against the current canola market, “commodity streaming” firm Input Capital has put off plans to ramp up its mortgage business with canola growers. The publicly traded Regina company in February announced a “comprehensive review of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value” and said it was in “an ongoing search for appropriate scalable sources of […] Read more





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Hay prices skyrocket as Prairie drought continues

MarketsFarm — Hay prices have continued to skyrocket across the Prairies as conditions remain dry enough that many hay growers won’t produce a first cut this spring. “We’ve had a tough start here,” said Darren Chapman, chair of the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association. “We had a cold, dry spring with frost, so first cut […] Read more

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Feed weekly outlook: Feed grain prices flagging

MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices have softened across the Prairies, as seeding is well under and many producers have the coverage they need until new crops begin to come off the field in August. Markets are fundamentally bearish right now, as farmers with enough coverage can wait until prices get even lower when new crop […] Read more


Canadian soybean exports to China almost nothing in March

This is not just a seasonal shift in demand, says Soy Canada’s Ron Davidson

Chinese buyers continue to turn their backs on Canadian soybeans. The latest data from Statistics Canada confirms industry fears, says Soy Canada executive director Ron Davidson. “The numbers are clearly substantiating what the exporters are telling us, which is essentially the Chinese importers aren’t interested in purchasing Canadian soybeans right now,” Davidson said. He added […] Read more


Tim Hortons to offer Beyond Meat for breakfast

The plant-based meat substitute that’s made its way to the menus of burger chains such as A+W in Canada and Carl’s Jr. in the U.S. is about to test itself against the Tim Hortons breakfast crowd. The coffee-and-doughnut chain announced Wednesday it’s now testing three types of breakfast sandwiches at “select” stores in Canada using […] Read more