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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....
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....
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