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A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer caused a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a bellwether trial that may help determine the course of hundreds of similar cases. | File photo

U.S. jury finds Bayer’s Roundup caused man’s cancer

March 19 (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer caused a man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a bellwether trial that may help determine the course of hundreds of similar cases. The finding by the unanimous jury in San Francisco federal court clears the way for that same jury to determine […] Read more

The Trudeau government rolled out its pre-election budget Tuesday, promising to boost access to broadband internet, fund a national food policy and compensate Canadian dairy, egg and poultry farmers for trade concessions made on supply management. | File photo

Budget includes money for SM, national food policy, rural high-speed internet

The Trudeau government rolled out its pre-election budget Tuesday, promising to boost access to broadband internet, fund a national food policy and compensate Canadian dairy, egg and poultry farmers for trade concessions made on supply management. The government has committed $3.9 billion in compensation in Budget 2019 for concessions made on supply management in the […] Read more






Late last week, representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut introduced the Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act. The bill would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to routinely test food for glyphosate residues. It would also prohibit spraying of glyphosate, on oats as a pre-harvest drying agent. | File photo

U.S. bill would ban pre-harvest glyphosate on oats

A member of the U.S. House of Representatives wants the federal government to ban the use of glyphosate on oats before harvest. Late last week, representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut introduced the Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act. The bill would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to routinely test food for glyphosate residues. It […] Read more

NDP Leader Rachel Notley on March 19 called the election for April 16, prompting candidates of all political stripes to begin their official campaigns. | Jeremy Simes photo

Election called in Alberta; agriculture issues to watch

Alberta has officially entered into the election campaign, one expected to be highly divisive before people head to the polls later this spring. NDP Leader Rachel Notley on March 19 called the election for April 16, prompting candidates of all political stripes to begin their official campaigns. The battle for power so far is primarily […] Read more



Canadian National Railway announced March 18 it will spend $245 million on Saskatchewan rail infrastructure this year. | File photo

CN to expand infrastructure in Sask.

Canadian National Railway announced March 18 it will spend $245 million on Saskatchewan rail infrastructure this year. Plans include construction of double track at four locations: 16 kilometres near Atwater, east of Melville; 16 km near Fenwood, west of Melville; 12 km near Biggar and 11 km near Clavet. The company also intends to replace […] Read more

More winter weather hit parts of southern Manitoba during the week ended March 15, disrupting some cattle auction activity. However, signs of spring were also starting to be felt across the province. | File photo

Weekly Manitoba cattle report

Winnipeg – More winter weather hit parts of southern Manitoba during the week ended March 15, disrupting some cattle auction activity. However, signs of spring were also starting to be felt across the province. While Manitoba may be getting some better weather, “it doesn’t look like Nebraska is,” said Allan Munroe, of the Killarney Auction […] Read more