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Wheat Industry Subject to More Government Regulations; Simplot to Sell GMO Potatoes to Canada

More government regulations impact the western wheat industry. A provision in the 7 part Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), will have serious implications on how wheat is handled and transported...

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California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues
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U.S. Wheat Grower Wants Canada to Reform Grain Grading System

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Gordon Stoner and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Chairman Brian O'Toole sent a letter last week to Canada's Minister of Agriculture, and Minister and International Trade, continuing to press the Canadian government to reform its grain grading system, which unfairly minimizes the quality of U...

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Cyber Attack On South Korea Traced To China
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Forum to Focus on Cybersecurity Needs in US and Canada

BOSTON (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are planning to hold a forum on ways the United States and Canada can toughen their online defenses.

The discussion will focus on the growing number of lone wolf and foreign government-sponsored cyber-attacks that harm national security and commerce in both countries...

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USDA Says Mexico Will Lift Its Poultry Ban; Canada to Plant More Pulse Crop

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack attributes the announcement by Mexico that the nation will lift its ban on poultry from 14 states “a result of USDA’s close communications with Mexico to reduce trade restrictions...

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Iowa Farmers Harvest Crops As Colder Weather Brings Season's End Near
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2016 Farmland Prices in Canada Easing; Swift Vote Called for on TPP

The rise in Canadian farmland prices will slow in 2016, thanks in part of softer commodity prices.  Farm Credit Canada said that growers should prepare for a possible easing in land values after prices rose at a slower rate in 2015...

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Disagreement In Wheat Export to Egypt; Canada’s Egg Production Heading Toward Other Methods

Egyptian officials over the weekend denied there had been any disagreement regarding what level of the fungus ergot they would permit in wheat imports...

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U.S, Canada and Mexico Collaborating on Avian Flu; Commercial Ag Drones Booming

The United States, Canada and Mexico have entered an arrangement to enhance collaboration on avian influenza. Along with their poultry and egg industries, the countries signed the agreement this week to work toward harmonizing procedures for responding to possible future detections of the virus...

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Canada on Hold With TPP; USDA Projects for Water Improvement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week said Canada is holding up the Trans-Pacific Partnership text, delaying the release to the public...

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WTO Looking into Country of Origin Labeling; Canada Meat Consumption Declining

The World Trade Organization needs more time to translate a panel report on Country-of-Origin Labeling expected next month. The decision on COOL was expected to be released November 27th...

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Canada Says TPP will Claim Jobs; Overuse of Antibiotics an Public Health Problem

Turkey Farmers of Canada, an organization representing Canada’s 500 plus turkey farms, says imports allowed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership will hurt the Canadian turkey industry...

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