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U.S. lifts brucellosis restrictions on B.C. cattle

(Resource News International) — The temporary restriction on sexually intact cattle being exported from British Columbia to the U.S. has been lifted, according to an official with the British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association. “The (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) went last week to the (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and requested that border restrictions be lifted and as

Crop insurance deadlines loom over wet Prairies

(Resource News International) — Although the past weekend saw relatively low precipitation levels across Canada’s grainbelt, soil moisture in the area ranges from moderate to excessive, which has caused seeding delays and pushed seeding dates close to the upcoming crop insurance deadlines in the three Prairie provinces. Trevor Hadwen, agroclimate specialist with the National Agroclimate


Port Of Churchill to see steady grain shipments

(Resource News International) — Grain shipments out of the Port of Churchill, Man. are expected to be consistent with numbers exported in the 2009 calendar year, but according to an official with the Churchill Gateway Development Corp., those numbers could potentially rise depending on the weather in Canada’s grainbelt. In 2009, 530,000 tonnes of grain

Canadian Pork Product Exports Expected To Decline

The amount of pork products exported from Canada is expected to decline come calendar year 2011, according to an official with the Canadian Pork Council, or CPC. “We’ve had about four or five shocks to our industry in the last five years, that includes the high Canadian dollar, for a while high feed prices due

Beef exports regaining markets lost to BSE

(Resource News International) — Exports of Canadian beef and veal during calendar 2010 will be up from the level shipped during 2009, according to an official with the Canada Beef Export Federation. However, the amount of Canadian beef and veal exported could be higher had it not been for the heavy restrictions that remain on


Wet conditions not promising for Man. sunflowers

(Resource News International) — Weather conditions haven’t caused an overwhelming amount of seeding delays to sunflower crops in Manitoba, which produces 90 per cent of Canada’s sunflowers. But the excess moisture and precipitation is expected to delay the crop’s production, according to an official with the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC). Sunflower producers in Manitoba

Average temps, damp weather expected in grain belt

(Resource News International) –– Weather conditions for the development of grain and oilseed crops in Western Canada will be on the damp side with average temperatures during the key summer period, according to a U.S. forecaster tracking Prairie conditions. And come fall, a frost is predicted to occur at normal season expectancy. “We’ll have some

Pork product exports expected to decline

(Resource News International) — The amount of pork products exported from Canada is expected to decline come calendar year 2011, according to an official with the Canadian Pork Council. “We’ve had about four or five shocks to our industry in the last five years (such as) the high Canadian dollar, for a while high feed


Moisture delays Alta. seeding: AARD

(Resource News International) –– Seeding completion in Alberta ranges from 50 per cent in southern areas to 90 per cent complete in more northerly regions as of June 1, according to a provincial crop specialist. But seeding procedures across the province have been at a halt due to the rain and snowfall that started mid-week

Ont. soybeans up to 70 per cent seeded, in good shape

(Resource News International) — Ontario farmers are moving forward planting this year’s soybean crop, with up to 70 per cent of the acres in the ground as of May 21, said provincial crop specialists. Favourable weather conditions in April allowed some fields to be planted earlier than normal, while rain in May caused delays in