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(Sask-Wildfire-Ranchers)

Farmers and ranchers hit by last month's wildfires in southwestern Saskatchewan are getting some help from the provincial government.

The province says it will match donations to a fund set up to help producers who lost more than 700 cattle, along with crop and pasture land.

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association Wildfire Relief Fund has received more than 65-thousand dollars so far in cash contributions and other help.

The government says it will match donations up to 100-thousand dollars. (CKRM)

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(Alberta-Trans-Mountain)

The National Energy Board says it will hold hearings in three Alberta communities in the coming weeks for landowners who have concerns about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

The meetings are planned for Spruce Grove, Edson and Hinton and will focus on the route the oil pipeline will take.

The project to ship more oil from Alberta to the West Coast was approved by Ottawa last fall.

Live audio from the hearings will be streamed over the internet for people who can't attending the hearings. (The Canadian Press)

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(US-Herbicide-Dispute-Arkansas)

Monsanto has asked an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban the herbicide dicamba.

The state's Plant Board earlier this month approved a plan that would prohibit the use of dicamba from April 16th through Oct. 31st.

The ban is expected to go before a legislative panel next month, but Monsanto says action is needed now because farmers are already buying their products for next year's growing season.

Dicamba has drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their fields and caused widespread damage. (AP)

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(Farm-Credit-Canada-Board)

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced seven appointments to the Farm Credit Canada Board of Directors. …

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