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09 March 2015
View news from Canada Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
25 February 2015
View news from Canada Lack of Workers Impacts Livestock Sector Profitability
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns the inability of Canadian meat processing plants to access workers jeopardizes the viability of the plants, the profitability of livestock producers, and existing jobs at those plants....
10 February 2015
View news from Canada Call for Legislative Fix to Country of Origin Labelling
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz called for a legislative fix to the argument over Country of Origin Labelling is a series of meetings in Washington DC last week....
28 January 2015
View news from Canada New Task Force to Improve Agriculture Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - The Manitoba government is establishing a new task force to evaluate existing programmes and policies used to help farmers recover from climate-related challenges such as flooding, with the goal of identifying more comprehensive and sustainable...
20 January 2015
View news from Canada Secure Winter Wheat for Feed Before Demand Spikes
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising livestock producers to secure supplies of winter wheat for feed before demand for the crop spikes, writes Bruce Cochrane....
16 January 2015
View news from Canada Five-point Food Strategy to Support Manitoba Producers
CANADA - A new five-point strategy to support the long-term growth of Manitoba's food industry, including smaller scale farmers and processors, was announced this week by Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. ...
07 January 2015
View news from Canada Canadian Food Processing Industry in Critical Shortage of Workers
CANADA - Providing 64,570 jobs across Canada, the meat industry is the largest component of this country’s food processing sector....
24 December 2014
View news from Canada Canada Gaining a Better Understanding of Livestock Disease
CANADA - The member of parliament for Saskatoon Humboldt says new research aimed at gaining a better understanding of diseases that affect livestock will help build on Canada's reputation as a world leader in the production of safe healthy food, writes...
01 December 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Cattle Producers Drive to Sustainable Beef
ANALYSIS - Canada's own sustainable beef initiative, the CRSB, is all about acknowledging beef's impact and making sure it is positive. ...
30 October 2014
View news from Canada $2.46 Million Donation to Fund a New Canadian Feed Research Center
CANADA - A grand opening ceremony on Friday, 24 October, 2014, recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Center (CFRC) in North Battleford....
14 October 2014
View news from Canada $7.5 million Investment into Canadian Agri Traceability Services
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service....
02 October 2014
View news from Canada Canada Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics During Animal Health Week
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are recognising Animal Health Week by drawing attention to the important role played by veterinarians in keeping animals, and, in turn, humans,...
07 August 2014
View news from Canada Weaned Pigs and Dairy Cattle Do Well on High Canola Meal Diet
CANADA - The latest canola meal research published in the Journal of Animal Science demonstrates high growth performance in weaned pigs fed a diet high in canola meal....
06 August 2014
View news from Canada Obama Urged to Boot Canada from Trade Talks or Gain Concessions
CANADA - A powerful group of US members of Congress says the White House should cut Canada out of a major global trade deal unless it opens up its protected dairy and poultry markets....
24 July 2014
View news from Canada Watch Out for Anthrax in the Wet Weather
CANADA - With flooding events and high rainfall throughout much of the province, Saskatchewan producers are reminded to watch for anthrax....
25 June 2014
View news from Canada Senate Recommendations to Help Competitive Position of Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is confident recommendations contained in a report released last week will help improve the competitive position of Canadian agriculture worldwide, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
20 June 2014
View news from Canada Report Outlines Nineteen Steps for Canadian Competitiveness
CANADA - The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has outlined 19 recommendations for improving the competitive advantage of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector....
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...
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....
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. ...
24 March 2014
View news from Canada More Traceability For Canada's Cows and Milk
CANADA - A dairy sector agri-marketing programme worth almost CAN$100,000 has received dairy industry support....
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...
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....
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....
13 January 2014
View news from Canada New Canola Meal Website, Canolamazing.com, Launched
The Canola Council of Canada has launched of Canolamazing.com, a new website showcasing the facts and firsthand accounts of using canola meal for dairy rations....
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....
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