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B.C. NDP’s ag critic named ag minister

The agriculture critic for British Columbia’s opposition New Democrats will be the minister of agriculture as the party takes the governing reins. Lana Popham, the MLA for the Vancouver Island riding of Saanich South, was named Tuesday as ag minister in Premier John Horgan’s cabinet. Horgan took over as premier after Christy Clark’s Liberals, who […] Read more









Italy demands origin labels for pasta, rice

Rome | Reuters — All packets of pasta and rice sold in Italy will have to include labels of origin showing where the produce was grown, the government ruled on Thursday, a move aimed at protecting local farmers. The agriculture and industry ministers signed a decree ordering the new labelling policy, saying it would run […] Read more




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CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soy seen rising

CNS Canada — Corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade are moving in turbulent trade with each U.S. weather forecast. “It’s all on raindrops right now,” said Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodity Brokers. Recent forecasts for rain have pressured corn and soybean markets, though declining crop conditions could provide support moving forward. […] Read more