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South Korea Joins Japan in Banning Canadian Wheat Imports

A few RoundUp Ready wheat plants from Southern Alberta have caused another country to ban Canadian wheat imports. On Friday, June 15th, Japan banned Canadian wheat imports after it was announced…

Youth Given a Platform to Share Passion for Agriculture

Youth will be given a platform to share their passion for the agriculture industry at the Calgary Stampede. The Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture (AYSA) public speaking competition is coming up…

U.S. Ag Secretary Visits PEI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Prince Edward Island Friday for a meeting with Canada's Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. As expected, supply management was a hot topic during…

Agriflash Headlines for June 18

Wheat Plants from Strathmore Cause Halt in Shipments to Japan Alberta's Trade Minister, Deron Bilous, revealed the handful of unapproved RoundUp Ready wheat plants found were from the Strathmore…

Wheat Plants from Strathmore Cause Halt in Shipments to Japan

A few unapproved genetically modified wheat plants found along an access road in Southern Alberta have resulted in Japan temporarily suspending wheat shipments from Canada. The Canadian Food…

Japan Temporarily Suspends Wheat Shipments from Canada

Cereals Canada is assuring customers of Canadian wheat that there is no commercial production of genetically modified wheat in Canada. On Thursday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) revealed…

Soybeans Take a Hit After Trump Hits China with Tariffs

Soybeans took a hit as U.S. President Donald Trump announced tariffs on Chinese imports Friday morning. The U.S. plans to go ahead with a 25 per cent tariff on up to $50 billion U.S. worth of Chinese…

Agriflash Headlines for June 15

Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found in Southern Alberta The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has discovered a few genetically modified and herbicide tolerant wheat plants in Southern…

Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found in Southern Alberta

Genetically modified (GM) wheat has been discovered on an access road in Southern Alberta, after it was reported the few plants survived a spray treatment for weeds. The Canadian Food Inspection…

CP-TPP Bill Introduced Into House Of Commons

The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) is welcoming the introduction of Bill C-79, the bill to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The…

Government Updates Food Safety Regulations

On Wednesday, June 13th, The Canadian Government announced Safe Food for Canadians Regulations that will come into effect January, 15th, 2019. The new regulations are in regards to licensing,…

Agriflash Headlines for June 14

CN Rail to Invest Over $300 Millon in Alberta Network CN Rail plans to invest $320 million across Alberta in 2018. The funds will be used to build over 30 miles of new double track and rail yard…

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