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Quebec offers aid to lessen brunt of U.S. tariffs

Montreal | Reuters — The Quebec government on Wednesday said it would spend $863 million over five years to mitigate the impact of U.S. tariffs on companies and the province’s agriculture sector. The plan would provide direct financial aid to some companies affected by the tariffs and would support investments to improve productivity, worker training […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat, soy fall on firmer dollar, rains

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grains and oilseed futures fell on Wednesday, pressured by broad selling in commodities and equities as a firmer dollar prompted worries about export prospects for U.S. supplies, traders and analysts said. Wheat prices notched some of the biggest declines among agricultural products, dropping after rising slightly during the previous session. […] Read more


Phase-outs planned for clothianidin, thiamethoxam

The remaining two of the big three neonicotinoid insecticides will be phased out of nearly all on-farm use in Canada in the next few years under a proposal from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. PMRA officials on Wednesday announced 90-day consultation periods on its decisions for both clothianidin and thiamethoxam, following “special reviews” which […] Read more

Climate taxes could fuel food insecurity

The impact could easily outstrip the effects of a changing climate itself

One of the reasons climate mitigation systems like carbon taxes are touted is the growing risk of food insecurity in a changing climate. But new research suggests the policies themselves, if they’re not carefully designed, could fuel even more widespread hunger and food insecurity than the direct impacts of climate change. Those are the findings […] Read more


U.S. grains: Prices recover from recent losses

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures rose on Tuesday in a turnaround from recent sharp losses, while soymeal futures neared a two-week high following a decision by Argentina to suspend cuts to export taxes for the livestock feed, traders said. Prices were recovering after tumbling on Friday when the U.S. Department of […] Read more

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