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17 November 2016
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Groups Join to Form New National Sheep Network
CANADA – Sheep farmers in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec have formed a new partnership to continue to move the sheep industry in Canada forward....
19 October 2016
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds
CANADA - Canada's agriculture department is investing up to $345,720 in the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries....
19 April 2016
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Funds Genomics Research to Help Detect Ag Pests, Diseases
CANADA - Canada has announced $30 million of funding over six years to support advanced research in agricultural genomics to mitigate biological threats to agriculture....
05 April 2016
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Funding More Research to Reduce Farm Greenhouse Gases
CANADA - The Government of Canada is investing $27 million to help producers find ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their farming operations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister...
17 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada What will a Liberal Government Mean for Canadian Agriculture?
CANADA - As the new majority Liberal Government, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (above), gets down to work, the agricultural community is looking forward to more openness and engagement...
08 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Bluetongue Found in Canada
CANADA – Bluetongue disease has been confirmed in three beef cattle in Ontario, reports the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports after serology testing....
29 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Meet for 'Decisive' Talks
CANADA - Negotiators from across the globe are meeting in Hawaii this week for a 'decisive round' of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement....
14 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada New Canadian Laboratory Helps Identify Foreign Animal Diseases
CANADA - A new facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened last week....
01 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support...
15 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Set for Tighter Winter Wheat Supplies
CANADA - Winter Cereals Canada expects tighter than average supplies of fall seeded cereal crops this year as a result of reduced plantings last fall and potential losses from frost that hit...
09 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Farms Wanted for Schmallenberg Study
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is looking for farms for biting midge trapping this summer (May through August)....
29 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified...
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
31 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Government Invests in Biosecurity Technology to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and...
25 February 2015
Crop Industry 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,...
09 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Wholesale Meat Specifications Document Published
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published the Wholesale Meat Specifications Document (WMSD) for fresh beef, lamb, poultry, pork, turkey and veal on its website....
Crop Industry 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 in a series of meetings in Washington DC last week....
26 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada New Task Force to Improve Agriculture Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - Efforts are being made to devise a new evaluation system for Manitoba government policy and programmes to aid producers recovering from climate change challenges, such as flooding....
21 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Secure Feed Wheat Before Price Lift, Canadian Told
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
Crop Industry 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...
07 January 2015
Crop Industry 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....
30 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Government Support for Sheep Industry Programme
CANADA - The Canadian government has granted C$29,700 to the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia to help implement a programme to control parasites and create safe handling systems for...
14 October 2014
Crop Industry 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...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Foreign Worker Programme Changes Jeopardize Meat Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program are jeopardizing the future of Canada's meat processing plants, the jobs of Canadian who work at...
02 October 2014
Crop Industry 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...

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