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16 June 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Minister to Discuss Pork Trade with China
CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister is to lead a mission to China next week to strengthen agricultural science and trade partnerships, along with groups representing the beef, pork, grains and oilseeds, pulses, horticulture and processed food sectors....
12 June 2014
View news from Canada More Funding for Agriculture Teaching in Canadian Classrooms
SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced a new C$1-million five-year funding agreement with Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan. This represents a $550,000 increase...
07 May 2014
View news from Canada Call for Speedy Implementation of Canada-S Korea Trade Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is hoping for implementation of the new Canada South Korea Free Trade Agreement by 1 January 2015, writes Bruce Cochrane....
02 May 2014
View news from Canada Maple Leaf Hit by Effects of PEDv
CANADA - Canadian meat and food processor Maple Leaf Foods is starting the feel the effects of the outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus in North America, reporting a loss of C$124.6 million in the first quarter of the year....
25 April 2014
View news from Canada Grant to Manitoba Beef Producers to Monitor Bovine TB
CANADA - The Canadian Government is to give a grant of C$297,000 to the Manitoba Beef Producers to improve the tools available for monitoring bovine tuberculosis in livestock in the Riding Mountain Eradication Area of Manitoba....
24 April 2014
View news from Canada Livestock Price Insurance Now Available to Western Canadian Hog, Cattle Producers
CANADA - Cattle and hog producers in the four western provinces are being encouraged to register for the Western Livestock Price Insurance Programme....
17 April 2014
View news from Canada Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Pork, Beef in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
16 April 2014
View news from Canada Collaborative Efforts to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Animal Production
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. ...
09 April 2014
View news from Canada Labelling, Ice, Snow Leave Canadian Outlook Foggy
ANALYSIS - A long arctic winter and on-going labelling disputes mean Canada’s beef outlook is hard to call this year....
21 March 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Sustainable Beef Award Goes to McDonald's
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association has presented the first ever Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award (BIISA) to McDonald's Canada. ...
12 March 2014
View news from Canada Canada-Korea Trade Agreement Good News for Fisheries, Agriculture
CANADA - Canada and the Republic of Korea have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that will significantly boost trade and investment ties between the two countries, creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians in every region...
28 February 2014
View news from Canada Maple Leaf Reports Loss
CANADA - Canadian meat and food processor Maple Leaf Foods saw sales fall by 2.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of the year to C$1,107.0 million for the fourth quarter because of lower volumes, which were partly offset by higher pricing....
26 February 2014
View news from Canada Decision on US M-COOL Expected in Summer
US - A Canadian based international trade consultant remains hopeful the dispute over US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will be resolved without the need to resort to retaliatory tariffs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 February 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Team Defends Interest in COOL Dispute at WTO
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulate the Canadian team defending their interests in the US – Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) dispute this week at the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...
19 February 2014
View news from Canada Maple Leaf to Focus on Packaged Meats Business
CANADA - Following the divestment of its bread business, Maple Leaf Foods CEO says the company will focus on its packaged meats business....
18 February 2014
View news from Canada Farmers Encouraged to Tell Their Stories Online
CANADA - The producer of farmNwife.com is encouraging farmers to consider telling their stories online, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 February 2014
View news from Canada Budget 2014 Supports Canada’s Beef Cattle Producers
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has welcomed the investments and commitments in the 2014 Federal Budget that support important initiatives for Canada’s beef cattle producers....
11 February 2014
View news from Canada Taiwan Opens Up to Canadian Beef
CANADA - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Taiwan and Canada have signed an arrangement to expand market access to include Canadian bone-in beef and other specified beef products from animals under 30 months of age (UTM)....
10 February 2014
View news from Canada Producers Urged to Recapture the Dignity of Raising Animals
CANADA - Activists are using religion and children as two powerful tools to wage war against the livestock industry, and producers and their industry need to recapture the moral high ground in raising livestock, says Dr Nelson Kloosterman....
05 February 2014
View news from Canada New Programme to Support Animal Welfare at Slaughter
CANADA - The Canadian government is backing a new programme designed to promote the welfare of animals at slaughter....
29 January 2014
View news from Canada Livestock Insurance To Reduce Risk in Western Canada
CANADA – The Western Livestock Price Insurance Programme will not remove risk but will offer ways to manage it, says Canadian Cattlemen’s Association President Martin Unrau....
14 January 2014
View news from Canada Pasture Must Suit the Cow, Expert Advises
CANADA – Mature cows are 400 pounds heavier than thirty years ago, which means sufficient forage is vital for bigger cows, says an Alberta Beef specialist....
31 December 2013
View news from Canada Academic Advocates Fee for Antibiotics Used in Vet Medicine
CANADA - An economics researcher says extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture and aquaculture is creating a public health crisis and is advocating user fees on non-human antibiotics use....
24 December 2013
View news from Canada Growing Adaptation Program to Fund Water Infrastructure Projects
CANADA - Under Growing Forward 2, Canada and Manitoba are partnering to fund a new program, Growing Adaptation, which will help farmers and food processors build water infrastructure and prepare for situations where water storage will directly impact...
19 December 2013
View news from Canada E.Coli Costs Canada $403.9 Million Per Year
US - Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) costs C$403.9 million per year through primary infections and long term health outcomes, research has found....
17 December 2013
View news from Canada Canada to Ship Pork, Beef and Beans to Colombia
CANADA – A free trade agreement between Colombia and Canada is to regulate quotas on the import of pork, beef and beans....
25 November 2013
View news from Canada Canada, Quebec Governments Announce Six Million Dollar Investment
CANADA - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable François Gendron, Quebec’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, are pleased to announce the establishment of the Support...
08 November 2013
View news from Canada Growing Competitiveness Initiatives to Help Young Farmers
CANADA - Young farmers can now access financial assistance to enhance their business management practices through the new Growing Competitiveness program, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister...
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