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Is 3D fencing the answer to your free lunch program?

Hay yards are magnets for elk and deer, but three-dimensional fencing can be a lower-cost way to keep them out

A long winter coupled with a late and dry start to spring has stretched feed supplies across the Prairies. Which means any loss of hay to wildlife last winter was especially painful. To avoid that grief — or at least lessen it — many producers on the Prairies have turned to three-dimensional fencing. Unlike typical

Processors see more opportunity than negatives in CETA deal

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: Ice wine, pet foods and jam makers are analyzing what potential the European market 
offers their businesses to grow

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. Charles Crawford, founder and president, Domaine Pinnacle Producers of spirits and cider based


Maple syrup is one Canadian food product that stands to gain from the CETA deal but foods made from genetically modified ingredients or meat produced with growth hormones will be shunned.

CETA will open new market opportunities for Canadian food and beverage products

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: But industry observers say the sector is too inwardly focused and may not be willing to take the risk

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. With a consumer base of more than 500 million people and annual economic

James Hofer

VIDEO: Pigs won’t fly — at least not to Europe

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: The tariff-free quota access could be worth $400 million, but there are other complications

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. No load of hogs will ever travel from James Hofer’s Hutterite colony to

The Port of Halifax sees more tall ships than grain ships these days, but as home to the country’s last grain elevator on the eastern shores, some believe more grain may move by container as the CETA deal comes into effect.

Eastern ports authorities see shift in export grain movement

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: CETA could draw more grains and oilseeds exports to the East Coast

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. Farmers and players in the grain trade aren’t the only ones looking forward


New trade commissioner aims to drum up business

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: Efficient transportation adds value 
to Canada’s trade

Our March 31, 2016 issue marks the third and final instalment in a series of Special Reports prepared by Glacier FarmMedia reporters on how the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe will affect Canadian food producers and processors. Investing in bricks and mortar isn’t the only way Canada’s ports are preparing

Eric Fridfinnson

VIDEO: Flax growers skeptical of EU deal

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: Individual countries and special interest groups will continue to find ways to block trade

Our March 24, 2016 issue marks the second in a series of Special Reports prepared by reporters from the Glacier FarmMedia network, which includes the Manitoba Co-operator. In these articles, reporters explore the implications of the yet-to-be- ratified Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. Western Canadian farmland is a long

Canada’s pulse sector has been exporting to the EU with few problems so far.

VIDEO: CETA deal or no CETA deal, Europe a tough market to enter

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: But trade agreements offer a place to start the process of ironing out the details

Our March 24, 2016 issue marks the second in a series of Special Reports prepared by reporters from the Glacier FarmMedia network, which includes the Manitoba Co-operator. In these articles, reporters explore the implications of the yet-to-be- ratified Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. Grain-marketing professionals in the towers at


Selling beef to Europe requires commitment to high quality

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: It’s the story that sells quality into a premium market

Our March 24, 2016 issue marks the second in a series of Special Reports prepared by reporters from the Glacier FarmMedia network, which includes the Manitoba Co-operator. In these articles, reporters explore the implications of the yet-to-be- ratified Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. Marketing beef into Europe is not

Accessing new markets for beef won’t be easy.

CETA deal will open up new markets for Canadian beef

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: But that meat must be produced according to EU standards, 
which stipulate no growth hormones

Our March 24, 2016 issue marks the second in a series of Special Reports prepared by reporters from the Glacier FarmMedia network, which includes the Manitoba Co-operator. In these articles, reporters explore the implications of the yet-to-be- ratified Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. When John Masswohl toured the central