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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...
07 November 2013
View news from Canada Confidence US M-COOL Will Be Addressed in US Farm Bill
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister is confident the US government will address concerns over Mandatory US Country of Origin Labelling through negotiations aimed at finalizing a new US Farm Bill....
View news from Canada Canadian Agriculture Promoted at Winter Fair
CANADA - Canadian producers and livestock farmers will benefit from increased investment in market development and the creation of new export opportunities. ...
04 November 2013
View news from Canada Canada Trade Agreement Causes Schism As Dairy Industry Finds Fault
CANADA – Canada’s new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union presents opportunities for agricultural exports, but has prompted strong opposition from a dairy standpoint....
11 October 2013
View news from Canada New Initiatives to Promote Food Safety from Farm to Fork
CANADA - Working with Manitobans to ensure food is safe from farm to fork is the goal of the Growing Assurance – Food Safety initiatives being launched as part of the federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 agreement, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives...
09 October 2013
View news from Canada E.coli Warning in Batches Unpasteurised Canadian Cheese
CANADA - The Public Health Agency of Canada, along with its health and food safety partners, is investigating 25 cases of E.coli O157:H7 illness; 12 in British Columbia, 10 in Alberta and one each in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec....
07 October 2013
View news from Canada Canadian Dairy Commissioner Appointed
CANADA – Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced the appointment of Henricus (Hennie) Bos as a Commissioner of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC). ...
04 October 2013
View news from Canada Vets Push On-farm Biosecurity
CANADA – Promoting onfarm biosecurity is top of the agenda throughout Canada this week as routine veterinary exams are encouraged as a standard in care....
03 October 2013
View news from Canada Farmers Should Focus on Food When Communicating with Public
CANADA - The executive director of Farm and Food Care Ontario is encouraging farmers to focus on the food they produce when communicating with consumers....
13 September 2013
View news from Canada Protecting Livestock from Wildlife
CANADA - New workshops will be held this autumnl to help livestock producers, trappers and hunters work together to better protect livestock from wildlife, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh and Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives...
10 September 2013
View news from Canada Farm Care Conference Set to Deliver Outlook, Codes of Practice
CANADA - Ottawa holds the National Farm Animal Care Conference next month offering attendees the chance to get the latest on Codes of Practice, market place outlooks, communication strategies and leadership opportunities. ...
26 August 2013
View news from Canada Investment for Quebec’s Strategic Initiatives in Ag and Agri-Food Sector
CANADA - Gerry Ritz, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and François Gendron, Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, announced the launch of Growing Forward 2 in Quebec. The bilateral agreement to implement...
23 August 2013
View news from Canada Interspecies Research Learns M.bovis Can Spread Through Body
CANADA – Scientists studying mycoplasma bovis in bison for the benefit of the cattle industry have learned that the disease can spread through a bison's body to the vital organs....
22 August 2013
View news from Canada Ag Minister Challenges 4-H Youth to Help Feed a Hungry Planet
CANADA - Canada's next generation of farmers and producers will benefit from continued support from the Harper Government. ...
13 August 2013
View news from Canada Guelph Launches Heat Stress App
CANADA - The University of Guelph has launched a free App for measuring heat stress in livestock and poultry. ...
02 August 2013
View news from Canada Explore Various Options for Addressing Excess Phosphorus
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says farmers contending with excess phosphorus now have a range of options, Bruce Cochrane writes....
30 July 2013
View news from Canada Food Safety Reforms Could Give Agriculture a Competitive Edge
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's food safety reforms will help keep food safe for Canadian families and give our agriculture sector a globally competitive advantage, according to Bruce Cochrane....
29 July 2013
View news from Canada Government Support for Agriculture Innovation
CANADA – The governments of Canada and British Columbia have renewed a programme to support the B.C. agri-food industry’s efforts to increase its competitiveness and sustainability. ...
24 July 2013
View news from Canada Improved Livestock Efficiency, Increased Crop Yields Help Improve Phosphorus Balance
CANADA - New research suggests improved efficiency in livestock production and increased crops yields are helping improve the phosphorus balance in rural Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 July 2013
View news from Canada Two Projects to Speed Up E.Coli Detection
CANADA - Two new projects will develop new tests to rapidly detect E. coli in beef packing plants, Genome Alberta announced this week....
View news from Canada New Generation of Progress Brewing in Farm GHG Management
CANADA - Canadian farmers are seeing some significant new advances in understanding, measuring and managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These will help anchor environmentally sustainable industry practices and generate more efficient and effective...
17 July 2013
View news from Canada Research Shows Soil Phosphorus Levels in Balance
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative shows, in the majority of Manitoba's rural municipalities, levels of phosphorus in the soil are in balance with the rate of removal by crops, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 July 2013
View news from Canada Fly Control Has Positive Impact on Cattle Weight Gain, Stress
US - Don't underestimate the importance of fly control particularly during Summer months. Cattle exposed to flies bunch up to seek protection, and this behaviour can cause an increase in temperature and stress levels, which could lead to weight loss....
19 June 2013
View news from Canada Growing Forward 2 Paves Way for Risk Management Initiatives
CANADA - Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Pierre Lemieux, has announced up to C$15 million for the launch of a new Growing Forward 2 programme to encourage the development and adoption of new private sector or producer-funded agricultural risk...
13 June 2013
View news from Canada Govts Announce New Research Chair to Focus on Forage
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced funding of C$1.25 million over five years for the creation of a forage research chair at the University of Saskatchewan. ...
10 June 2013
View news from Canada Warning after Anthrax Outbreak in US
CANADA - The Canadian veterinary authorities have issued a warning to vets following the discovery of anthrax in North Dakota. ...
View news from Canada Canada Lists US Products for Retailiation of COOL Dispute
CANADA - The Canadian Government has published a list of products imported from the US that could be targeted for retaliatory action because of the US failure to comply with the World Trade Organisations requirements of Country of Origin Labelling. ...
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