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StatsCan may use satellites, not farmers, to measure crop size

Statistics Canada may scrap one of its annual farmer surveys on crop yields in favour of a report that uses satellite data to estimate production. StatsCan, the national statistical agency, said the satellite data was producing increasingly similar results to its September farmer survey on yields of wheat, canola and other crops, and the change […] Read more

Canada, EU to push ahead with trade talks

(Reuters) — Free trade negotiations between Canada and the EU are more ambitious than most such talks, particularly when tackling sensitive sectors that each side wants to protect, Canada’s federal Trade Minister Peter Van Loan said Wednesday. Van Loan and European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said they had agreed in a stock-taking exercise […] Read more