Agriculture

Undercover video of alleged abuse of chickens leads to SPCA investigation and firing of some staff
Undercover video of alleged abuse of chickens leads to SPCA investigation and firing of some staff Credit Mercy for Animals

Alleged abuse of chickens leads to SPCA investigation and firing of some employees

By Files from The Canadian Press and Mercy for Animals
June 13, 2017 - 1:44pm Updated: June 16, 2017 - 2:35pm

VANCOUVER --  "WARNING" - photos in link attached to this story are disturbing.

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Photo credit to Government of Canada

Farm income, flea beetles and consultation on a Canadian food policy

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from The Canadian Press
June 4, 2017 - 5:32pm

OTTAWA -  Major agriculture news from Country 95's 'In the Field' segment in the past week has included everything from farm income to flea beetle scouting and the launch of consultation of a national food policy.

Federal Food Policy:

Wild lingonberries
Wild lingonberries Photo credit to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Little berry is becoming a promising new 'super' food

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
June 4, 2017 - 4:52pm

OTTAWA - It could be the next rising star in 'super foods'.  It comes in the form of a berry which is well known in parts of Europe, but can also be grown in Canada. Some people may have heard their grandmothers talk about it.
 

McCain Plant east of Coaldale on Highway-3
McCain Plant east of Coaldale on Highway-3 Photo credit to Google maps

Expansion investment slated for Coaldale McCain plant

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
May 18, 2017 - 3:40pm

LETHBRIDGE -  McCain Foods is expanding its plant just east of Coaldale. New investment will see the plant's french fry manufacturing facility expand its production 15 per cent. However, no changes are expected to the workforce related to the expansion, which should be

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