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Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay (l) and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meet in Toronto on June 5. (Government of Canada photo)

U.S. asks Canada to end ‘underhanded’ dairy pricing class

Reuters — The United States has asked Canada to eliminate a new “underhanded” dairy-pricing class that has undercut sales by U.S. dairies to Canadian processors, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Monday. Perdue was speaking to reporters after he met with Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in Toronto. Canada’s dairy farmers last year struck a […] Read more


Testing your wheat could earn you a higher price

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Alberta Wheat Commission is reminding growers to know all the factors affecting the quality of their wheat to ensure they are getting the best price. If growers are not satisfied with downgrades due to sprout damage or fusarium head blight, they should consider getting a second opinion. “The falling number may meet the specification […] Read more

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Learn the ins and outs of grain grading with ‘Making the Grade’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Barley, the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Canola Producers Commission are holding a one-day workshop on July 28 to help producers get the best grade for their grain. Making the Grade will be held at Olds College and include hands-on sessions from experienced industry speakers on barley, wheat, and canola grading and agronomy. […] Read more

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Boost the bottom line with grain grading

The Canada Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program gives you an edge when marketing your harvest

Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to marketing, it’s important to know the product. And this is never more important than when selling crops. “Some crops are more complex than others to grade,” said Neil Blue, market specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development in Vermilion. “For example, canola is typically graded based on appearance, smell, moisture content, […] Read more