End of an era for shelterbelt program

Like thousands of prairie farmers, Lorne Scott has planted hundreds of trees on his farm near Indian Head, Sask. He weeded and watered, and each year replaced those that didn’t survive. The routine is similar throughout Western Canada, but after next year farmers will have to get their trees somewhere else — and pay for […] Read more

Gov’t axes shelterbelt program

Ag research centres closing | Federal budget cuts will trim more than 1,000 positions from ag

More than 1,000 federal agriculture-related public servants will lose their jobs over the next several years because of budget cuts, say affected unions. The positions include researchers, food inspectors and technical support staff. Community pastures once operated by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration will be turned over to provinces or the private sector as well […] Read more