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Shelterbelt nursery’s future in doubt, says Indian Head reeve

Millions of tree seedlings at the AAFC Indian Head Agroforestry Centre are likely to remain in the ground this fall after all proposals to ensure continuity of operations at the shelterbelt nursery were rejected by the federal government. Norm Hall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, who also serves as the spokesman for

Glencore founder dies in Switzerland

Billionaire Marc Rich, who invented oil trading and was pardoned by President Bill Clinton over tax evasion, racketeering and busting sanctions with Iran, died June 26 in Switzerland aged 78. Rich fled the Holocaust with his parents for America to become the most successful and controversial trader of his time and a fugitive from U.S.

Brazil’s Vale backs out of Argentine potash deal

sao paulo /reuters Brazilian miner Vale SA said March 11 it is suspending investments in its $6-billion Rio Colorado potash project in Argentina that has been plagued with cost overruns. The company said in a press statement that the project was not “in line with Vale’s commitment to discipline in capital allocation.” Vale had put

Don’t expect quick end to COOL law

Don’t hold your breath in hopes Washington will amend its country-of-origin labelling law (COOL) by the May 23 deadline ordered by the World Trade Organization, says the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “The U.S. government could still pull a rabbit out of its hat and actually change the COOL regulations, but I don’t think it will,” said