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Weeks after the deadline to apply, only a handful of employers have been told they’ll have a grant to hire summer help. Many businesses, including farms, have not received news of approvals, even though jobs could have started as early as May 15. Early in April, and as part of the COVID-19 reaction, the federal government announced a redeployment of…

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Donald’s Fine Foods, based in Richmond, B.C., is looking at developing the defunct XL foods beef plant in Moose Jaw, into a sow processing facility. The company is conducting a…

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Saskatchewan-based seeding equipment manufacturer Morris Industries, which has been in creditor protection since early January, has received a purchase offer from another Saskatchewan-based manufacturer. Superior Farm Solutions Limited, which operates…

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Alberta’s agriculture minister is sharing new information regarding the cattle set-aside program that’s being rolled out to address the backlog of cattle as processing capacity has been limited by COVID-19.…

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Statistics Canada released its 2019 farm income and debt report this week, and it showed that realized net income of Canadian agricultural producers rose for the first time in three…

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HALO Air Ambulance is the only dedicated medevac helicopter that covers southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan, forming the boundary of the former Palliser Health region, which covers 50,000 square kilometers.…

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The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) has launched a Canada-wide campaign to connect consumers to the Canadian food system. The campaign, dubbed “It’s Good, Canada,” aims at highlighting the…

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Not only is there a wide gap between internet speeds in rural versus urban parts of Canada, but the gap has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to data…

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The federal government has committed to investing up to $9.2 million to fund up to 700 new positions for young people in the agriculture industry through its Youth Employment and…

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has created a temporary ministerial exemption process that opens the door to inter-provincial movement of meat and poultry products from establishments that are not…

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