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03 November 2017
View news from Canada Council Calls for Earliest Possible Completion of TPP
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) released its submission to the Government of Canada pertaining to the "Consultations on Canada's discussions with the remaining members of what was previously the Trans-Pacific Partnership"....
02 November 2017
View news from Canada Canadian Consumers Yearn to Know More About Beef They Eat; Cargill Pilot to Provide Answers
CANADA - Thanks to an ambitious Cargill Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration pilot, by the end of 2018 the company’s customers should be one step closer to providing consumers with beef from operations that have been audited from 'birth to burger'...
17 October 2017
View news from Canada Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane reports....
16 October 2017
View news from Canada New Partner Funding for Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security
CANADA - The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security has announced investments in four innovative new projects that focus on advancing food security in Canada....
11 October 2017
View news from Canada Call for Federal Government to Move Ahead with TPP-11
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says a Trans-Pacific partnership free agreement that excludes the US would be of tremendous benefit for Canadian agriculture, according to Bruce Cochrane....
04 October 2017
View news from Canada NAFTA Renegotiation Expected to Get More Difficult Moving Forward
CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute expects negotiations aimed at updating NAFTA to get more difficult when they move into round four next week in Washington, Bruce Cochrane reports....
03 October 2017
View news from Canada Meat Council Hopeful TPP to Move Forward Without US
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is hopeful the eleven remaining nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will find a way to move forward with the trade agreement without the United States, Bruce Cochrane reports....
27 September 2017
View news from Canada Rain Delays Harvest but Improves Conditions for Fall Work
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports rain that delayed the harvest across much of the province last week will give crops that have not yet fully matured a final boost and help get fall work moving forward, according to Bruce Cochrane....
25 September 2017
View news from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA
CANADA - While still awaiting the resolution of critical technical barriers, Canada’s meat packing and processing industry noted the provisional entry into force, effective 21 September 2017, of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade...
20 September 2017
View news from Canada Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Canadian Dollar
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC is advising farmers to be prepared for the impact of increasing interest rates on the value of the Canadian dollar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 September 2017
View news from Canada Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields are looking better than had been feared as the harvest moves forward, Bruce Cochrane writes....
14 September 2017
View news from Canada Canada's Ag Well-positioned to Respond to Rising Interest Rates
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC suggests Canadian agriculture is well positioned to withstand increasing interest rates, according to Bruce Cochrane....
13 September 2017
View news from Canada Open Farm Day Offers First Hand Look at Agriculture
CANADA - Manitobans who typically wouldn't have the opportunity to see agriculture first hand are being invited to take in the special events planned as part of Open Farm Day this Sunday, Bruce Cochrane reports....
View news from Canada Researchers Discover New, Abundant Enzyme That Helps Bacteria Infect Animals
CANADA - Researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes in hundreds of bacterial species, including some that cause disease in humans and animals....
11 September 2017
View news from Canada Threats to End NAFTA Expected to Make Negotiators' Jobs More Difficult
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the acting Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance says his confidence that the renegotiation of NAFTA will move forward as quickly as desired has slipped....
01 September 2017
View news from Canada Ottawa Urged to Drop Federal Tax Changes for Small Businesses
CANADA - 35 organisations from across the country have come together to form the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness -a unified voice to oppose the federal government's tax proposals that would dramatically change the way incorporated small businesses...
30 August 2017
View news from Canada FCC Projects Strong Growth of Farm Cash Receipts from Livestock
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports, based on projected farm cash receipts over the next 12 months, the livestock sector will be the hottest sector in Canadian agriculture with the hog industry expected to lead the way, according to Bruce Cochrane....
28 August 2017
View news from Canada High Incentive to Quickly, Successfully Conclude NAFTA
CANADA - The acting Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance suggests there is a great deal of incentive to bring the renegotiation of NAFTA to a quick and successful conclusion, according to Bruce Cochrane....
23 August 2017
View news from Canada Successful NAFTA Renegotiation Could Enhance North American Global Competitiveness
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council suggests a successful NAFTA renegotiation could enhance the competitiveness of Canada, the United States and Mexico in international markets for meat, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 August 2017
View news from Canada Start of NAFTA Renegotiation Good Reason for Optimism
CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says, with the renegotiation of NAFTA now underway, there's good reason for Canadians to be optimistic, Bruce Cochrane reports....
11 August 2017
View news from Canada Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Paying Off Slowly
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
09 August 2017
View news from Canada Direct Interaction with Consumers Key to Dispelling Agricultural Myths
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan says, by interacting directly with consumers, those involved in agriculture have an opportunity set the record straight on what they do and why they do it....
07 August 2017
View news from Canada CETA Could Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Agri-food Exporters
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance is confident, once fully implemented, the trade agreement involving Canada and the European Union will be worth as much as one and a half billion dollars annually, Bruce Cochrane reports....
13 July 2017
View news from Canada Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so happens they’re all women......
View news from Canada Canada Sees Tremendous Opportunity from TPP Minus US
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance suggests the prospects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership moving forward without the participation of the United States presents a tremendous opportunity for Canadian agriculture, according...
05 July 2017
View news from Canada New Data Indicates Increased Protein Consumption in Canada
CANADA - Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) report Canadians are consuming more of their calories from protein than they did over a decade ago. ...
26 June 2017
View news from Canada Ag Employers Say Finding Front Line Workers Biggest Challenge
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says the biggest challenge for pork industry employers is attracting front line workers, Bruce Cochrane reports....
23 June 2017
View news from Canada Call for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agri Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
 
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