Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(Canola-Prices)

A market analyst says Saskatchewan farmers can expect a small downturn in canola prices in 2017.

Neil Townsend with FarmLink Marketing Solutions predicts a record-seeded canola acreage this year, which could have an impact on prices.

He says in central Saskatchewan, the average price is likely to be about 11 dollars per bushel for the 2017-18 marketing year.

He says there are also concerns about world wheat supplies, including the U.S. planting intentions. (CKRM)

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(Grain-Terminal)

Gardiner Dam Terminal will buy back 1,150 shares put forward by shareholders under a special offer that expired on Friday.

It represents 4.6 per cent of shares in the producer-owned company based at Strongfield, a little more than an hour south of Saskatoon.

G-D-T had been willing to purchase as many as 1,866 shares, or 7.5 per cent of the total. Each share was valued at 900 dollars.

The offer was made to give older investors an opportunity to sell their shares. (CJWW)

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(Federal-Food-Policy)

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced that the government is launching consultations to support the development of a food policy for Canada.

Canadians are encouraged to share their input through an online survey that will help shape a food policy that will cover the entire food system.

MacAulay says food plays a critical role in the health and well-being of Canadians, while also having a direct impact on the environment, economy, and communities.

The four major themes are increasing access to affordable food, improving health and food safety, conserving soil, water and air and growing more high-quality food. (CHSM)

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(Olds-College)

Central Alberta's Olds College, which specializes in agricultural education, has announced the appointment of Stuart Cullum as the new president and C-E-O.

Most recently, Cullum served as Olds College Chief Innovation Officer. …

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