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World crop briefs: Russia makes wheat pitch to Algeria

CNS Canada — Russia is attempting to crack Algerian wheat markets open, according to reports from Bloomberg news agency. Russia recently hosted a tour of Algerian officials and plans to send a trial shipment of wheat to Algeria soon, the agricultural agency Rosselkhoznadzor told Bloomberg. Russian wheat exports to Algeria have previously been limited because […] Read more

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Algeria buys large quantity of durum

Reuters —Algeria’s state grains agency OAIC purchased about 350,000 tonnes of durum wheat for shipment in December and January likely to be sourced from Canada in a tender which closed on Thursday, European traders said on Monday. The average price paid was just below $330 per tonne, traders said, with one citing the price of […] Read more

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Schoepp: What’s a more important sector: oil or agriculture?

Take a comprehensive look at the facts and the answer is obvious

Reading Time: 4 minutes As we drove through the blueberry fields and cranberry bogs in southern B.C., I thought of economic generators. What, I wondered, was a bigger sustainable economic generator to our nation: oil or agriculture? An environmental scan of an industry must include the long-term effects on people and the planet. The structures that we employ for […] Read more