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Stubble on a harvested oat field near Winnipeg. (Shannon VanRaes photo)

Carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers

Winnipeg/Toronto | Reuters — Canada’s plan to price carbon emissions may weaken the farm sector in one of the biggest grain-shipping countries, raising farmers’ costs and discouraging investment in fertilizer production, industry groups say. Ottawa this month promised a price on carbon emissions by 2018, and will let provinces choose a tax or cap-and-trade system. […] Read more

U. S. warns of “flu fatigue”

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United States has pledged an additional $320 million to the global fight against bird flu and warned against complacency in combating the virus, which could mutate and cause a deadly pandemic. The figure brings to $949 million Washington’s total pledges to fight avian influenza, which has killed 245 people in Asia, Africa, and Europe […] Read more