Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

OTTAWA – Ukraine’s agriculture minister has told Ottawa that Russia is raiding its grain stores and selling Ukrainian wheat covertly on the international market. Mykola Solskyi told the House of Commons agriculture committee that 500,000 to 600,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat have been stolen by the Russians. Speaking via videolink to MPs, he said Russia … Read more

Ranchers push back against Health Canada’s proposed warning label for ground beef

Ranchers push back against Health Canada’s proposed warning label for ground beef

A group representing Canadian ranchers says their industry has been unfairly singled out by proposed new regulations that if enacted, would require packaged ground beef to be sold with a health warning label.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press A group representing Canadian ranchers says their industry has been unfairly singled out by proposed new regulations that would … Read more

Hanover taking action to stop wastewater offenders in municipality

Hanover taking action to stop wastewater offenders in municipality

The RM of Hanover is again urging its residents to ensure their weeping tile water is disconnected from municipal sewer lines. When heavy rains deluged the municipality in late April, Hanover’s Manager of Engineering and Utilities kindly asked residents to reduce their wastewater if at all possible. What Rob Driedger was referring to, is limiting … Read more

Ukraine farm thefts: Russians steal vast amounts of grain and equipment, threatening this year’s harvest

Ukraine farm thefts: Russians steal vast amounts of grain and equipment, threatening this year’s harvest

CNN — Russian forces are stealing farm equipment and thousands of tons of grain from Ukrainian farmers in areas they have occupied, as well as targeting food storage sites with artillery, multiple sources have told CNN. The phenomenon has accelerated in recent weeks as Russian units have tightened their grip on parts of the rich … Read more

Voluntary evacuations happening in RM of Dufferin as overland flooding continues

Voluntary evacuations happening in RM of Dufferin as overland flooding continues

Overland flooding continues in the RM of Dufferin, and in its latest update released Sunday afternoon, officials have indicated numerous residents have elected to voluntarily evacuate. “Please stay where you are unless it is absolutely necessary for you to leave your home,” stated the news release to PembinaValleyOnlione. “There are numerous vehicles using the limited … Read more

How China is contributing to higher inflation worldwide in three areas

How China is contributing to higher inflation worldwide in three areas

Restrictions and tariffs imposed by China in two major commodities — fertilizer and pork — have caused prices to surge worldwide. Deng Gang | Visual China Group | Getty Images Russia is guilty of creating a food security crisis and higher energy prices through its war with Ukraine, but China has — under the radar … Read more

Why a Southern Alberta First Nation turned off the tap to hundreds of area farmers

Why a Southern Alberta First Nation turned off the tap to hundreds of area farmers

Troy Bischler started to panic. The Granum, Alta., area farmer was in the middle of calving season with 180 cow-calf pairs and he was running out of water. “We maybe have a week left in the dugout. After that there is really no Plan B,” Bischler told Global News on April 27. “Either that water … Read more

Why You Should Pre-Sprout Your Seeds

Why You Should Pre-Sprout Your Seeds

Photo: Tatevosian Yana (Shutterstock) The satisfaction of watching your tiny shoots push out of the ground after weeks of waiting is one of the best parts of gardening—unless your seeds don’t germinate as evenly as you’d like. Some of your seeds may not even sprout at all, or meddling squirrels may have carried them away … Read more

Australia opens facility to convert human waste into fertilizer

Australia opens facility to convert human waste into fertilizer

A sawing treatment plant. The idea of ​​reusing organic matter or waste in industrial processes and other initiatives is not a new one, and the last few years have seen a number of interesting projects take shape. Thomas Imo | Photothek | Getty Images An Australian plant that converts human waste into fertilizer and energy … Read more

Ancient Protein Rubisco Could Be Used to Save Future Food Crops From Dying in Hot Climates

Ancient Protein Rubisco Could Be Used to Save Future Food Crops From Dying in Hot Climates

When it comes to food, humanity’s looking down the barrel of a gun. The world’s population will balloon to almost 9.8 billion by 2050, leading to an expected 60-percent increase in demand for food. And the devastating effects of climate change aren’t doing any favors for our farming. But there may be a silver lining—and … Read more