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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 New webinar on controlled environment feed production
HydroGreen, a subsidiary of CubicFarm Systems will host a webinar on 27 May exploring how controlled environment feed production can enhance sustainable dairy farming. ...
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. ...
20 May 2020
View news from Canada Canadian government steps in to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on dairy sector
The Canadian government has amended the Canadian Dairy Commission Act to support dairy producers and processors and ensure Canadians maintain access to affordable food. ...
11 May 2020
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....
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....
07 April 2020
View news from Canada Canada’s dairy farmers are poised to dump milk as coronavirus worsens
Dairy farmers in Ontario expect to dump millions of litres of milk due to coronavirus....
30 March 2020
View news from Canada Canadian beef plant suspends slaughter after worker tests positive for COVID-19
Harmony Beef, a beef packing plant in Alberta, halted slaughter on Friday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus....
24 March 2020
View news from Canada Canada announces measures to shield the agri-food sector from coronavirus fallout
Prime Minister Trudeau announces support for farmers and agri-food businesses under Canada’s response to COVID-19 pandemic. ...
29 February 2020
View news from Canada AHDB targets Canadian hospitality sector
Quality beef, lamb and pork from the UK will be in the spotlight when AHDB exhibits at the Restaurants Canada Show this weekend....
 
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