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Canada says TPP trade deal dead without U.S.

Calgary | Reuters — The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal cannot proceed without the United States, Canada said on Tuesday, even as Australia and New Zealand pledged to salvage it. U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 12-nation TPP on Monday, following through on an election promise days after his inauguration. “This agreement was so […] Read more

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Alta. to tweak farm worker bill for ‘clarity’

With consultations only just out of the gate and the legislation awaiting second reading, the Alberta government already plans to amend Bill 6, its farm and ranch worker protection bill, for “greater clarity.” While not mentioning recent vocal protests over the bill, provincial Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson announced Tuesday the bill will be amended to “make clear what […] Read more

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Wheat Growers still going strong

In recent issues of Grainews I’ve been using this space to write about some of the many farm organizations working on our behalf. I’ve covered levy-collecting organizations, general farm organizations and how soybeans are represented. Now, it’s time to look at some of the political organizations. Let’s start with the right — the Western Canadian […] Read more

Putting your checkoff dollars to good use

Feeling tired? Maybe a little overwhelmed? I’m not surprised. You’re a member of so many associations and organizations, I don’t know how you have time to keep your truck filled with gas, what with all that driving to meetings. What’s that you say? Just the Elks? Count again. Through checkoffs deducted from your grain cheques, […] Read more