CN Rail to Invest Over $300 Millon in Alberta Network

CN Rail plans to invest $320 million across Alberta in 2018.

The funds will be used to build over 30 miles of new double track and rail yard expansions.

Alberta's Ag Minister, Oneil Carlier, says it's great to see CN Rail making investments that will boost market access for farmers.

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New Drone Regulations

Transport Canada's bringing in new regulations this fall for operating drones both commercially and recreationally.

Operators will now be required to pass a test, proving knowledge in such areas as meteorology, airspace zones, and navigation.

Drones have become increasingly popular for agricultural use.

 

Trade Update with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Deputy Director for Trade Negotiations with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada gave a trade update during the Saskatchewan Stock Growers AGM.

Earlier this week, Karen Hodgson told the group when it comes to NAFTA there seems to be limited flexibility from the U.S., but that Canada is ready to meet wherever and whenever necessary to continue the discussions.

 

Beef Producers Meet in Edmonton

The Alberta Beef Producers held their Semi-Annual General Meeting in Edmonton earlier this week.

Topics discussed included prescription only antimicrobials for livestock and emergency preparedness.

 

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