Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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Canada and Germany have announced a plan to work together in agricultural research.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay made the announcement Monday in Prince Edward Island with Christian Schmidt, the German federal minister for food and agriculture.

The research will be in areas such as sustainable agriculture and climate change, particularly in the areas of protecting soil and water, and breeding crops that are more resistant to the effects of climate change.

Other areas will include crop breeding for nutrition and health and reducing food waste and loss. (The Canadian Press)



Canada and 10 other countries agreed at this past weekend's Asia-Pacific Economic Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, to re-evaluate the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trade officials said the deal would change significantly without American involvement, although leaders from the 11 remaining countries are still figuring out what a revised trade plan would look like.

Since the U-S withdrawal from the T-P-P in January, Japan and New Zealand have been spearheading efforts to revive the deal.

Officials have agreed to present assessments to their leaders when they meet for an annual APEC summit in Vietnam in November. (The Canadian Press, AP)



Northern Saskatchewan's wet spring continues to derail plans for the area's farmers.

According to last week's provincial crop report, if warm and dry weather is not received soon there may be some fields that remain unseeded due to excess moisture issues.

The northeastern region of the province is only four per cent seeded and the northwestern region is only eight per cent seeded.

The five-year seeding average for the area is 20 per cent. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)



Wet weather in Ontario means reminders are going out about herbicide use.

Many fields across midwestern Ontario are drenched as farmers wait for sunny weather to re-apply herbicides they may have felt were washed away. …

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