Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from The Canadian Press

With the cost of food, is it "Best-before" or "still-good after"?

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from The Canadian Press
January 30, 2018 - 3:54pm

LETHBRIDGE -   There is often a lot of confusion for consumers around how long perishable and non-perishable foods should be kept. Many don't understand the best-before dates on packaged foods and may wind up discarding food that is still good to consume.
 

Canola field
Canola field LethbridgeNewsNOW.com

Canola crowned king of crops as planted acres surpasses wheat

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from The Canadian Press
July 6, 2017 - 3:10pm

LETHBRIDGE -  Canadian canola acres have surpassed total planted wheat acres across the country for the first time ever.
Statistics Canada figures show Canadian farmers have seeded close to 22.8-million acres of canola in 2017, up 12 per cent from last year.

Varity of pulse crops
Varity of pulse crops PULSE CANADA

India issues six-month reprieve for Canadian pulse crops

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from The Canadian Press
July 5, 2017 - 3:44pm Updated: February 23, 2018 - 2:40pm

OTTAWA -  Federal Agriculture minister Lawrence MacAuley is happy with a recent decision which will allow continued access to India for Canadian pulses. However, the trade issue is still a concern.
 

Travelling canola exhibition
Travelling canola exhibition Canada Agriculture and Food Museum website

Bright yellow crop celebrates its Golden anniversary with a travelling museum

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from The Canadian Press
July 4, 2017 - 3:49pm Updated: July 6, 2017 - 2:21pm

LETHBRIDGE - The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa has opened an exhibition that marks the 50th anniversary of canola as a made-in-Canada crop.

Beneficial bugs include the 13-spotted lady beetle, the damsel bug and the ground beetle
Beneficial bugs include the 13-spotted lady beetle, the damsel bug and the ground beetle Western Grains Research Foundation

Even the smallest critters play a role on the farm

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from The Canadian Press
June 27, 2017 - 3:37pm

LETHBRIDGE -   Not all heroes wear capes and that is especially true on the farm.
 
Some of the unsung heroes are quite tiny and a new communications campaign aims to increase awareness of them.

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