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 BSE-Infected Beef Cow Found in Alberta


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed Canada’s first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) since 2011 in a beef cow from Alberta.

In a statement emailed to late Thursday, the CFIA said the case was detected through the national BSE surveillance program. An investigation has been launched seeking to confirm the age of the animal, its history and how it became infected.



How the Other Half Farms – Travel As a Management Tool 

No matter where you go in the world, farming happens. It can look very different, of course – from state-of-the-art rooftop greenhouses, to expansive, scrub pastures in Australia, to scratching out barely enough to eat from a tiny plot of land in Kenya. If agriculture looks so different, what’s there to learn from seeing how the other half farms? 



This Week on Real Ag – BSE Discovery, Possible Strike at CP and Federal Funding for the Food Sector – Feb 13 

 From the confirmation of a new case of BSE in Alberta to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville to the potential for two labour strikes within CP Rail this weekend, there are plenty of news stories and events to catch up on this week. Here’s the TWORA podcast for the week of February 13th, 2015:



Current Perspective & 10 Year Outlooks Weigh on The Grain Markets This Week 

 Grains ended this week with not a whole bunch for the bears or bulls to love for this Valentine’s Day weekend. All prices ended Friday higher with wheat being the big winner on the day, as the market looked at some easing of geopolitical risk in Europe as positive. While there’s discussions of a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine, most think that Putin is far from done influencing/targeting the region, making it unlikely that this alone will soften wheat prices, unlike the calls some analysts are making. 




Created February 19, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

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