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26 October 2020
View news from Canada Canada marks FAO's 75th anniversary
The Government of Canada celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), highlighting the key role Canada played in its establishment. ...
22 October 2020
View news from Canada University of Calgary receives animal health research boost
The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in farmer-led research and animal health diagnostics at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. ...
29 September 2020
View news from Canada Agriculture at the heart of Alberta's economic recovery
Record crop yields and strengthened cattle prices are leading Alberta’s economic recovery after a difficult start to 2020 due to COVID-19 and low energy prices....
28 September 2020
View news from Canada Canadian government revamps youth agriculture education
The federal government of Canada and the provincial government of Manitoba are supporting additional educational and outreach resources for Agriculture in the Classroom, a key initiative that teaches young Canadians about farming. ...
10 September 2020
View news from Canada Canada updates its humane transport regulations
In light of Canada's recent update to its humane transport regulations, Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have launched a new webinar series to share information with producers. ...
08 September 2020
View news from Canada Canada shores up the safety of agri-food workers
Canada's Agriculture Minister has earmarked $77.5 million for the Emergency Processing Fund, helping meat processing facilities provide additional protections for workers. ...
24 August 2020
View news from Canada Changes to Alberta’s meat inspection regulations have unions and producers at odds
Though Alberta’s beef producers have welcomed updated meat inspection rules, union groups worry that changes could allow un-inspected meat products to be sold directly to consumers....
18 August 2020
View news from Canada New initiative allows surplus food to be distributed to vulnerable Canadians
Investment from the Canadian government brings aid organisations together to provide surplus food to people in need. ...
10 August 2020
View news from Canada Grocery fees could negatively impact Canadian consumers
Canada's agriculture and food processors warn that arbitrary fees imposed by large grocery retailers could raise prices for Canadian consumers and impact overall food security. ...
02 August 2020
View news from Canada Canada unveils first ever Agricultural Youth Council
Canada's Minister of Agriculture announced the members of the new Canadian Agricultural Youth Council. ...
30 July 2020
View news from Canada Alberta eases animal slaughter rules after COVID-19 outbreaks at meat plants
The Canadian province of Alberta will allow animals to be slaughtered on farms for meat sales to consumers....
21 July 2020
View news from Canada Canadian government announces new measures to help agriculture sector mitigate the spread of COVID-19
The federal government and provincial government of Manitoba have introduced a new programme to help agricultural processors curb the spread of COVID-19. ...
07 July 2020
View news from Canada Canada hopes to empower Indigenous entrepreneurs bringing agriculture to new communities
Canada will bring additional opportunities for British Columbia's Indigenous entrepreneurs who are interested in developing food and agriculture businesses. ...
24 June 2020
View news from Canada New rapid Actiphage test for Johne's disease and bovine TB makes progress
Funding supports research and development of new test for hard-to-detect mycobacterial diseases. ...
17 June 2020
View news from Canada Mexico will stop sending workers to Canadian farms amid COVID-19 outbreaks
Mexico will stop sending temporary workers to Canadian farms that have registered coronavirus cases and that do not have appropriate worker protections....
02 June 2020
View news from Canada Alberta takes steps to curb agriculture emissions with new ERA Challenge
Alberta's provincial government is accepting proposals for the Emissions Reduction Alberta Challenge....
26 May 2020
View news from Canada Canada issues update on COVID-19 assistance available to farmers
Minister Bibeau clarifies the financial supports available to Canada's farmers after CEBA expansion. ...
12 May 2020
View news from Canada Alberta announces additional supports for agriculture sector
As COVID-19 continues to cause mass disruptions to Canada's agriculture industry, the Government of Alberta is introducing a series of new AgriRecovery supports to help farmers and ranchers....
11 May 2020
View news from Canada Cargill idles beef plant in Quebec due to COVID-19
Cargill announced on Sunday that it would temporarily shut a meat-processing plant in Quebec, Canada after 64 workers tested positive for the coronavirus....
View news from Canada Trudeau cautions that premature reopening could send Canada “back into confinement”
Prime Minister Trudeau warns that if provinces more too quickly to reopen their economies, second wave COVID-19 infections could send the country “back into confinement this summer.”...
08 May 2020
View news from Canada North American cattle market contracts sharply, leaving retailers at a loose end
As COVID-19 shutters slaughterhouses and processing plants, cattle are left on-farm, leaving retailers hungry for beef....
06 May 2020
View news from Canada Canada approves one tenth of the requested COVID-19 aid for agriculture sector
Canada will invest $252 million CAD to help farmers and food processors weather the coronavirus slump....
04 May 2020
View news from Canada As coronavirus infections rise in meat plants, Canada lets companies decide when to close
Reporting from Reuters finds that Canada’s public health officials are allowing decisions on meat plant closures to be made by packing companies, despite provincial authority to enforce stoppages....
30 April 2020
View news from Canada Cargill plans to restart Alberta beef plant on 4 May
After closing a beef processing plant in High River, Alberta due to hundreds of coronavirus infections, Cargill says it will reopen the facility as of 4 May....
22 April 2020
View news from Canada Canada will not experience beef shortages, but prices may creep up due to coronavirus
Though Canada has had to slow down and shutter operations at meat-packing plants, the government does not anticipate a beef shortage – but prices may rise....
21 April 2020
View news from Canada Alberta issues a response plan to protect workers in food processing plants
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the provincial and federal governments, beef industry and worker representatives have developed a plan to respond to confirmed cases of coronavirus in food processing plants....
View news from Canada Cargill temporarily idles beef plant in Alberta as workers test positive for coronavirus
After hundreds of workers are infected with COVID-19, Cargill idles its beef plant in High River, Alberta....
15 April 2020
View news from Canada Cargill reduces beef output at Alberta plant as COVID-19 spreads
Cargill Ltd has reduced production at one of Canada’s biggest beef-packing plants after dozens of workers tested positive for coronavirus....
 
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