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Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

CALGARY — Ask John Wildenborg if he thinks Canadians will be paying more for steak during future barbecue seasons, and the owner of Calgary specialty butcher shop Master Meats doesn't hesitate.
Maple Leaf Foods combining meat and plant protein businesses into one

Maple Leaf Foods combining meat and plant protein businesses into one

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is combining its meat and plant protein businesses into one as it seeks to focus the company and drive growth.
Nutrien sees potash demand recovering on lower prices

Nutrien sees potash demand recovering on lower prices

SASKATOON — Fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. sees promising signs of increased demand for potash in the year ahead.
Nutrien earnings decline on weaker sales prices

Nutrien earnings decline on weaker sales prices

SASKATOON — Fertilizer giant Nutrien Inc. says it earned US$176 million, or 35 cents per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2023 — down from US$1.12 billion in the same period of 2022. The Saskatoon-based company, which reports in U.S.
B.C.'s 2024 vintage faces wipeout, as wine report predicts up to 99% loss due to cold

B.C.'s 2024 vintage faces wipeout, as wine report predicts up to 99% loss due to cold

KELOWNA, B.C. — Winery owner Rolf de Bruin was well aware of the stakes as temperatures plunged to -24 C in Lillooet, B.C., in mid-January.

Aging population will widen labour gap in Canadian agriculture: report

OTTAWA — Canada's agriculture industry will have a domestic labour gap of more than 100,000 jobs by 2030, according to a new report.
B.C. cherry growers 'reeling' after January cold snap that damaged buds

B.C. cherry growers 'reeling' after January cold snap that damaged buds

KELOWNA, B.C. — This season will likely be the most challenging cherry growers have ever experienced in British Columbia, a farmer and industry leader says, after a widespread cold snap damaged trees and buds last month.
Eating well during winter in qathet takes planning

Eating well during winter in qathet takes planning

Farm provides an abundance of food for the region
Shoppers turn to ‘imperfect produce’ as grocery prices rise

Shoppers turn to ‘imperfect produce’ as grocery prices rise

On the outskirts of Barrie, Ont., sunlight washes over the outcast cucumber and parsley stacked on skids at Eat Impact's warehouse.
Cannabis company Canopy Growth reports $216.8M Q3 net loss

Cannabis company Canopy Growth reports $216.8M Q3 net loss

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. reported a net loss of $216.8 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $264.4 million a year earlier. The cannabis company says the loss amounted to $2.