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Canola Council Of Canada "Perplexed" By Latest Move By China

Officials with the Canola Council of Canada are perplexed by Tuesday's news that China has cancelled the canola export permit for a second Canadian company. China is now targeting canola shipments…

Canola Markets Taking A Hit From China

Viterra is now the second Canadian company to have China revoke its Canola export license. Earlier this month Richardson International had its license to sell Canola into China revoked; the Chinese…

Canadian Ag Commodities To China Under the Microscope

Foothills Member of Parliament, John Barlow, says Chinese importers have told Canadian producers and companies their wheat, peas, flax and canola moving to China will be under heavy scrutiny. Barlow…

Confusion Over If China Has Stopped Buying Additional Commodities

There seems to be some confusion over whether or not China has stopped new purchases of Canadian wheat, peas and flax along with canola. On Monday, March 25, the Western Wheat Growers Association…

China Halts Canola Imports From Viterra

Multiple media outlets are reporting China has suspended the canola export permits for a second Canadian company. According to reports, Chinese customs officials claim canola shipments from…

China Restricts More Canadian Commodity Imports

Sources are reporting more Canadian commodities are being dragged into the canola dilemma with China. On Thursday, March 21, the Canola Council of Canada said in a statement Chinese importers are…

Canola Council Says China Unwilling To Purchase Canadian Canola Seed

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has provided an update on market access challenges affecting all canola seed exports to China. The organization says while there was some initial optimism that…

Alberta Pork Reports A Fourth Confirmed PED Case

A fourth case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus has been confirmed in Alberta. Alberta Pork announced the outbreak on Friday, March 15, saying this is the fifth reported case in the…

Ag Ministers Continue To Work On China-Richardson Dilemma

Farmers and members of the agriculture industry are keeping a close eye on China following the Country's recent decision to stop importing canola from Canadian agribusiness, Richardson International.…

Carlier Talks Challenges And Opportunities With Beef Producers

Alberta's Agriculture and Forestry Minister helped kick-off the 16th Annual Alberta Beef industry Conference in Red Deer this week. Oneil Carlier met with a number of industry groups in the morning,…

Building Leaders In Agriculture

The Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference in Calgary this week drew a crowd of over 400 women from all aspects of the industry. On Monday, March 11, Catalyst CEO and Partner, Terri Holowath who…

Canada Boosts Number Of Dogs in Airports To Protect Pork Industry

On Thursday, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced new funding of up to $31 million to increase the number of detector dogs at Canadian airports to help prevent…

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