Feds Looking A Cutting Back on Salmon Fishing Along The West Coast

Federal officials have proposed curtailing nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast especially in challenging years in an effort to assist Northwest endangered killer whales. NOAA Fisheries is taking public comment on the plan, which calls for restricting commercial and recreational salmon fishing when Chinook salmon forecasts are especially low. The southern resident killer whales, […]

Farmland Values Continue To Climb In Canada

Farm Credit Canada, the country’s largest agriculture and agribusiness lender, has published its semi-annual farmland values report. Canadian farmland prices continued their steady climb last year. Average value of Canadian farmland increased 5.4% in 2020, which closely duplicated the increase of 5.2 percent posted for 2019. J.P. Gervais, Chief Economist with Farm Credit Canada often […]

British Columbia Invests Nearly $5M To Protect Farm Workers During Pandemic

The Canadian government announced this week plans to invest $4.9 million to further protect farm workers in British Columbia during the pandemic. The funds announced by Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will help farmers with direct infrastructure improvements to living quarters and work stations, temporary or emergency housing (on or off-farm), as well […]