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Saskatchewan fertilizer company Nutrien to acquire Brazilian retailer Casa do Adubo

Saskatchewan fertilizer company Nutrien to acquire Brazilian retailer Casa do Adubo

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it has entered into a deal to buy Brazilian company Casa do Adubo S.A.
BHP working to bring Jansen potash mine into operation earlier than expected

BHP working to bring Jansen potash mine into operation earlier than expected

SASKATOON — BHP says it is working to bring its Jansen potash mine into operation sooner than expected. The company says it is working to bring forward Stage 1 first production at the Saskatchewan mine to 2026.
Trudeau tours B.C. cherry farm, where weather events have affected crop

Trudeau tours B.C. cherry farm, where weather events have affected crop

KELOWNA, B.C. — The prime minister got a first-hand look at how heat and wildfires in British Columbia last year combined with mild temperatures in the earlier months of 2022 have left fruit growers with a lighter than normal crop.
Abnormally dry conditions affecting farmers' crops in southwestern Ontario

Abnormally dry conditions affecting farmers' crops in southwestern Ontario

Crispin Colvin has spent the last few weeks watching some of his crops die of thirst.
Feds approve nine Living Labs to involve ag producers in reducing greenhouse gases

Feds approve nine Living Labs to involve ag producers in reducing greenhouse gases

CALGARY — The federal government has expanded a program to include the agricultural sector in coming up with solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Cannabis company Organigram reports $2.8M Q3 loss, gross revenue up 90%

Cannabis company Organigram reports $2.8M Q3 loss, gross revenue up 90%

MONCTON, N.B. — Organigram Holdings Inc. reported a loss of $2.8 million in its latest quarter as its gross revenue rose 90 per cent compared with a year ago. The cannabis company says the loss amounted to 0.
Contaminated water dangerous to humans, pets, livestock

Contaminated water dangerous to humans, pets, livestock

Be water safety conscious; watch for blue-green algae.