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Government of Canada Supports Technical Skills Training to Meet the Growing Demand in Manitoba’s Agriculture Sector

Posted July 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding to the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) to expand technical skills trainin…

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Harper Government Supports International Growth for British Columbia’s Wine Industry

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced a $630,000 investment for the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Okanagan campus to strengthen the British Columbia (B.C.) wine industry’s export read…

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Harper Government Invests in Vegetable Preservation

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of $2.5 million to Bonduelle Research Inc., to introduce a new food preservation technology which prolongs the shelf-life of vegetables making them safer to consume longer after they are har…

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Government of Canada Supports Technical Skills Training

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the agriculture s…

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for the Wine Sector in British Columbia

Posted July 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit B.C.’s wine industry.

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International Trade Centre Investment Announced by Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan

Posted July 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a commitment of $22 million, through Growing Forward 2, for the construction of a new 150,000 square foot multipurpose facility at Evraz Place ca…

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Statement from Ministers Ritz and Fast on Senator Stabenow’s Proposed Bill to Amend United States Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

Posted July 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Statement from Ministers Ritz and Fast on Senator Stabenow’s Proposed Bill to amend U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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Harper Government Announces Tax Relief for Western Livestock Producers

Posted July 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today released a list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2015.

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Harper Government Establishes Market Access for Beef to Ukraine

Posted July 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, announced today that the Government of Canada has opened the Ukrainian market for beef (from cattle under 30 months) and ready-to-eat meat.

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Harper Government Invests in Animal Health

Posted July 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of over $268,000 to Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) to help ensure that cattle arriving at auctions and abattoirs are in good heal…

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New program supports Blueberry Expansion

Posted July 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Nova Scotia’s wild blueberry farmers will have access to new funding that will allow them to increase and expand production.

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Crop Logistics Working Group Identifies Efficiencies in Grain Handling System

Posted July 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) has completed its final report, identifying ways to improve the grain handling and transportation system across Canada. The working group was chaired by Mr. Mu…

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Agriculture Ministers Collaborate on Sector Challenges and Opportunities

Posted July 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agriculture Ministers wrapped up their annual meeting today with commitments to ongoing coordinated activity to boost the competitiveness of a sector that generates over $100 billion to Canada’s economy, repres…

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Federal Provincial Territorial Agriculture Ministers’ Annual Meeting 2015

Posted July 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

In discussing progress in trade and market access and touching on interprovincial trade as an area for ongoing focus, Ministers reaffirmed support for developing new markets around the world for Canadian products, while continuing to preserve the integ…

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Government of Canada Partners with Life Science Association of Manitoba to Promote Bioproduct Producers

Posted July 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM) to pursue national…

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Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture

Posted July 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers will wind up with remarks to be delivered by this year’s co-chairs, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Prince Edward Island Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McI…

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Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture

Posted July 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers will wind up with remarks to be delivered by this year’s co-chairs, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Prince Edward Island Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McI…

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Harper Government Investing to Upgrade Atlantic Agricultural Research Facilities

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont Gail Shea announced today funding of $4 million for infrastructure improvements at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) facilities in Prince Edwar…

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Harper Government Invests in Atlantic Grains and Oilseeds Sector to Boost Output

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont Gail Shea announced today an investment of $792,064 to the Atlantic Grains Council (AGC) to improve the quality and output of grains and oilseeds p…

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Harper Government Investing to Upgrade Atlantic Agricultural Research Facilities

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont Gail Shea announced today funding of $4 million for infrastructure improvements at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) facilities in Prince Edwar…

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Harper Government Invests in Atlantic Grains and Oilseeds Sector to Boost Output

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont Gail Shea announced today an investment of $792,064 to the Atlantic Grains Council (AGC) to improve the quality and output of grains and oilseeds p…

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Small-scale Farmers Celebrated at Small Farm Expo

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Aspiring, new and experienced farmers will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills at farmer-led workshops and demonstrations at this year’s Small Farm Expo.

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Small-scale Farmers Celebrated at Small Farm Expo

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Aspiring, new and experienced farmers will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills at farmer-led workshops and demonstrations at this year’s Small Farm Expo.

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for Life Sciences Industry in Western Canada

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the biopro…

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for Life Sciences Industry in Western Canada

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the biopro…

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Government of Canada Investment Strengthens the Poultry Industry

Posted July 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s poultry industry will be able to address a significant productivity issue thanks to a $400,000 investment announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

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Government of Canada Investment Strengthens the Poultry Industry

Posted July 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s poultry industry will be able to address a significant productivity issue thanks to a $400,000 investment announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

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Harper Government Invests to Boost Canadian Potato Exports

Posted July 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of up to $1.4 million for Potatoes New Brunswick to lead a national research effort to help improve potato yields and the export competitiveness of Canadian French fries.

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Harper Government Invests to Boost Canadian Potato Exports

Posted July 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of up to $1.4 million for Potatoes New Brunswick to lead a national research effort to help improve potato yields and the export competitiveness of Canadian French fries.

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Government of Canada Investment to Advance Genomics Technologies

Posted July 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $600,000 for Genome Prairie to advance genomics technologies in Saskatchewan.

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Government of Canada Investment to Advance Genomics Technologies

Posted July 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $600,000 for Genome Prairie to advance genomics technologies in Saskatchewan.

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Government of Canada to Strengthen Poultry Industry

Posted July 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit Canadian poultry producers by addressing a top priority for the industry.

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Government of Canada to Strengthen Poultry Industry

Posted July 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit Canadian poultry producers by addressing a top priority for the industry.

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Government of Canada to Advance Opportunities for Genomics-Based Technologies and Industry

Posted July 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, that will benefit genomics-based technologies and industry.

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Harper Government Supports Industry-led Study to Explore Price Hog Hedging Program

Posted July 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Bev Shipley, Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and Chair of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of up to $169,530 to the Canadian Pork Council (CP…

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Investing in Agriculture Research and Animal Health

Posted July 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

A $3.9 million modern facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened by the Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifood…

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Projects that have received funding under the 2015/16 Growing Innovation – Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative (GI-ARDI)

Posted July 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The following projects have received funding under the 2015/16 Growing Innovation – Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative (GI-ARDI):

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New Research, Development Projects to Receive $2 Million in Federal and Provincial Support

Posted July 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $2 million over three years to support 24 research and development projects in Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food sector, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture,…

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Harper Government Invests in New Canadian Wheat Research Partnership

Posted July 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced the first of its kind $3.4 million public-private-producer partnership (P4) wheat breeding program.

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Governments Invest in New Equipment to Support Manitoba’s Hemp Seed Industry

Posted July 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada and Manitoba governments will invest in new equipment to support the growth of the hemp seed processing industry, Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn, anno…

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