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Flood risk forces Mosaic to close Esterhazy, Sask., potash shafts, restart another mine

Fertilizer producer Mosaic Co. said on Friday it would immediately cut production at its biggest potash mine due to flood risks, and restart an idled mine to offset some of the reduction.

China suspends pork imports from 2 Canadian companies, agriculture minister says

The federal agriculture minister says that department officials have told her the Chinese government has suspended the export permits of two Canadian pork exporters, both based in Quebec.

Spread of hog virus alarms piglet-exporting Manitoba pork industry

The deadly pig disease PEDv (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus) is spreading faster than expected in Manitoba, Canada's biggest piglet-producing province.

Asylum seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada's courts

Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven.

Canadian carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers

Canada's carbon price may weaken the farm sector in one of the world's biggest grain-shipping countries, raising farmers' costs and discouraging investment in fertilizer production, industry groups say.

Weak dollar would have threatened Winnipeg's NHL bid: Chipman

The Canadian dollar's recent fall is threatening Quebecor Inc's bid to bring back Quebec City's beloved National Hockey League franchise, the Nordiques.

Vale to shut Manitoba nickel smelting, refining in 2018

Brazilian miner Vale will close its nickel smelting and refining operations in the western Canadian province of Manitoba in 2018, but will continue mining and milling despite the plunge in the price of nickel, a company official said on Thursday.

Buyers of Canadian wheat say quality lower than during board's monopoly

Buyers of Canadian wheat are increasingly complaining about quality ever since Ottawa changed how its biggest crop is sold and inspected, raising the risk the world's third largest exporter will lose sales to rivals like the United States.

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