Senate Adopts Trans-Pacific Partnership Bill

The Senate has adopted Bill C-79, the act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Canada will join Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore as the first six to ratify the trade deal.

The agreement comes into force 60 days after six of the 11 countries have ratified it, giving those countries first-mover advantage.

This would be a big benefit for Canada's beef and pork exports into countries such as japan.

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Feedlots Running At Fuller Levels

A market analyst with Cattle Trends says, feedlots are running at fuller levels heading into this calf run than they were at this time last year.

Anne Wasko says, part of the increase at the feedlots is import feeder cattle coming into Canada over the last year, more heifers going on feed and the earlier movement in some areas of the prairies because of the drought.


Alberta Ag Minister Says Spectacular Weather's Helping Harvest

About two weeks ago, Alberta's four crop commissions reported $3 billion worth of unharvested crops in the province.

Alberta's Agriculture Minister, Oneil Carlier says, it's nice to see farmers making harvest progress.

Carlier says, he's talked with AFSC to make sure insurance adjuster's are ready to help any farmers still needing to make unharvested acre claims.

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