By Dan McLean
X-L Foods scales back layoffs to allow CFIA to continue inspection.
There will be limited processing at the X-L beef plant in Alberta.
X-L Foods announced late yesterday that 800 workers would be recalled to the plant to help the CFIA finish its job.
The company initially a layoff of two thousand workers on Saturday.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency had said they had nothing to inspect without the workers handling the beef.
The U-S Department of Agriculture is coming to Canada to audit the Food Inspection Agency and the X-L Foods plant.
It's the first time that's happened in three years.
The C-F-I-A says the audit has been planned for months and was not prompted by the massive beef E. coli recall.
The federal government is investing in a Calgary company that's working on turning exhaust from natural gas engines into algae feedstock.
The investment of more than 820-thousand dollars will help fund further research at S-F-N Biosystems.
Police have seized dozens of barrels of maple syrup during a raid at a warehouse near Quebec City.
The search is believed to be connected to a recent theft from the syrup stockpiles in a Quebec warehouse.
That warehouse held more than 4 and half million kilograms of maple syrup -- although the exact amount of the theft was never disclosed.
American farmers are harvesting whatever soybeans and corn they can.
The U-S-D-A says more than 15 per cent of the corn has been harvested.
22 per cent of the corn crop is rated good to excellent while 32 per cent of the U-S soybean crop is rated good to excellent.