Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Battle Over Roundup

By Fadi Didi

You can now hold a little weed in your portfolio.

Medical marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corporation has officially changed its stock market ticker to WEED.

The company helped ``ring the bell'' to open trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange Wednesday morning as it began trading under the new symbol.

Canopy is Canada's largest publicly traded cannabis company.

It says the ticker change comes at a transformative time for the company.

The company recently closed its deal to acquire fellow pot producer Mettrum Health Corp.

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Chicken feet are considered a throwaway in the West, where farmers often grind them into feed for pets and livestock.

But with the Year of the Rooster beginning over the past weekend, many Chinese families have been enjoying them as a popular snack.

Chicken feet in China have even played a role in trade tensions between the U-S and China, which imports poultry because of production shortfalls.

In 2009, the Obama administration slapped tariffs on Chinese tires and Beijing retaliated by imposing taxes of up to 105 per cent on U-S chicken feet.

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An Atwood farmer has received the Certificate of Recognition from Holstein Canada.

The award was presented at the annual general meeting.
   
Holstein Canada says Steve Dolson is well deserving of the award, as he's been a long-time member and earned a Master Breeder Shield.
   
Perth County Holstein Club nominator Tara Reynolds says on top of all that goes into running a modern dairy farm, Dolson has still managed to devote time to the industry.
   
Reynolds says his efforts have benefitted many others.

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A battle over the main ingredient in Roundup, a popular weed killer sprayed by farmers and home gardeners worldwide, is coming to a head in California.

That's where officials want to be the first to label the chemical with warnings that it could cause cancer.

Monsanto rejects any health risk of its top-selling herbicide and has sued to block the labels.

California will ask a judge today to dismiss the case so it can move forward with the warnings.
 


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