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CASA’s mobile unit will be the first in Canada. It is modelled after 
units already in use in the United States.

“BeGrainSafe” gets off the ground

􏰁Farm Safety: See the Canadian Ag Safety Association’s new mobile demonstration at a show near you

Grain is the life of most farming operations. Grain volumes, storage capacities and handling rates continue to grow in Canada in response to larger yields and a growing world population that requires grain products. Along with this good news, there is some bad news. The frequency of grain entrapments is growing nationally. In 2015 alone, […] Read more


A YourLink tower outside Weyburn, Sask. (YourLink.ca)

Xplornet buying YourLink

One of Canada’s biggest providers of rural broadband is set to expand its space in the Saskatchewan market by buying rural high-speed wireless provider YourLink. New Brunswick-based Xplornet Communications on Monday announced an all-cash $28.75 million deal with Victoria-based Vecima Networks for the “remaining assets” of Vecima’s YourLink business. YourLink, based in Saskatoon, is a […] Read more


Canada’s 2016 Outstanding Young Farmers with sponsors, from left, Komie Hossini, Bayer CropScience; Teresa Garside, John Deere; 


Eastern farmers honoured by OYF win

Tough decision to select only two winners from a field of outstanding nominees

Two eastern Canadian farm couples have been named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (CYOF) for 2016. Andrew and Jennifer Lovell of Keswick Ridge, NB and Dominic Drapeau and Célia Neault of Ste-Françoise-de-Lotbinière, Que., were named to receive the national honours at the CYOF annual awards program held in Niagara Falls, Ont. in early December. The two […] Read more


Francois-Philippe Champagne, shown here last month in a holiday video message to constituents, has been named federal minister for international trade. (FPChampagne.liberal.ca)

Trade lawyer named federal trade minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s latest mini-cabinet shuffle puts a Quebec lawyer specializing in international trade into the trade minister’s chair. Trudeau on Tuesday appointed Francois-Philippe Champagne, the rookie MP for the Shawinigan-area riding of Saint-Maurice-Champlain, as minister of international trade, replacing Chrystia Freeland. Freeland, as widely expected leading up to Tuesday’s announcement, becomes minister of […] Read more


Freeland

Trudeau to shuffle Dion out of foreign affairs

Ottawa | Reuters –– Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet this week and is set to move Foreign Minister Stephane Dion, who ran into political trouble last year, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday. “Dion is out,” said the person, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of […] Read more

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Happy 2017 from Farm Business Communications

On behalf of all of us at Farm Business Communications, here in Winnipeg and across Canada, we’d like to wish you the happiest of new years and, once again, our thanks for your readership in 2016. Our office in Winnipeg closes today at noon and will reopen for regular business on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. […] Read more


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New step in Port of Churchill’s potential sale

Commodity News Service Canada – Ownership of the Hudson Bay rail line and shuttered Port of Churchill may change soon, as the port’s current owners and a collection of northern First Nations have inked a formal agreement, according to a company press release. Omnitrax, the rail company that currently owns the northern Manitoban port, has […] Read more

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Grain elevators applaud the Parliamentary Committee’s rail recommendations

The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) has added its voice to grain industry organizations praising a report from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on rail transportation affecting grain shippers. Recommendations in the report broadly encompass the adjustments required to the Canada Transportation Act to ensure the Canadian economy prospers in the long […] Read more


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Diesel prices to start edging up in 2017

Commodity News Service Canada – An improving U.S. economy and a global deal to limit oil production should give diesel prices a boost in the coming year. “We’ve been blessed with low diesel prices the past few years but we’re probably looking at higher prices in the New Year,” said Phil Flynn of Price Futures […] Read more

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Season’s Greetings from Farm Business Communications

On behalf of all of us at Farm Business Communications, here in Winnipeg and across Canada, we’d like to wish you the happiest of holidays and our thanks for your readership in 2016. Our office in Winnipeg closes today at noon and will reopen for regular business on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. We’ll resume publishing […] Read more



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