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Cattle rustling comes to Quebec as police investigate suspected theft of entire herd

Cattle rustling comes to Quebec as police investigate suspected theft of entire herd

MONTREAL — Jonathan Fortin woke up Friday morning to check on his herd of Black Angus cattle, only to find his field was empty.
Wild breed shows potential for developing drought-resistant potato: researcher

Wild breed shows potential for developing drought-resistant potato: researcher

CHARLOTTETOWN — Federal scientists in Atlantic Canada are trying to develop a new breed of potato that is better adapted to growing conditions brought on by climate change.
Health professionals take climate action to care for patients and the planet

Health professionals take climate action to care for patients and the planet

From new plant-leaning hospital menus tofewer surgical gloves and single-use syringes, health-care professionals are finding ways to combat waste and pollutants. Dr.
Nutrien CEO encouraged by strong demand and fertilizer market stabilization

Nutrien CEO encouraged by strong demand and fertilizer market stabilization

Improved mine automation helped fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. increase potash production in the first quarter amid strong demand for its products, the company’s chief executive said.
B.C. court rejects mink farmers' lawsuits over ban imposed during pandemic

B.C. court rejects mink farmers' lawsuits over ban imposed during pandemic

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected lawsuits by mink farmers challenging a provincial shutdown of the industry over COVID-19 concerns.
Nutrien earnings down 71% in first quarter as lower fertilizer selling prices bite

Nutrien earnings down 71% in first quarter as lower fertilizer selling prices bite

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it earned US$165 million in its first quarter, down 71 per cent from US$576 million a year earlier. The Saskatoon-based company says its sales totalled US$5.4 billion, down 12 per cent from US$6.
Canada expanding surveillance, increasing testing for avian flu

Canada expanding surveillance, increasing testing for avian flu

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is expanding its surveillance program for a form of avian flu amid a growing outbreak in U.S. dairy cattle. Fragments of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been detected in pasteurized milk sold in the U.S.
Maple Leaf Foods swings back to Q1 profit as pork markets show signs of improvement

Maple Leaf Foods swings back to Q1 profit as pork markets show signs of improvement

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Pork markets are showing signs of improvement, said Maple Leaf Foods Inc. chief executive Curtis Frank, helping the company achieve a profit in its first quarter compared with a year ago even as sales edged lower.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Problems with drug decriminalization

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Problems with drug decriminalization

Red gold: Climate change plays role as saffron cultivation comes to Nova Scotia

Red gold: Climate change plays role as saffron cultivation comes to Nova Scotia

When Matthew Roy moved from New Hampshire in 2020 to start a farm in southwestern Nova Scotia, one of the new crops he zeroed in on was saffron.