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Celebrating 100 years of research at Summerland agriculture centre

Posted November 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The B.C. Government is recognizing Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Summerland for 100 years of providing important research for the sector with a Century Farm Award. Penticton MLA Dan Ashcroft presented the award…

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Foodies and Filmgoers #EatItUp at Devour!

Posted November 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

It’s an event that educates and entertains through food films from around the world. Now in its fourth year, Devour! The Food Film Fest will bring more than 8,000 food and film enthusiasts to Wolfville this week.

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Minister Ritz Strengthens Agricultural Trade Relationship with China

Posted November 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today completed a successful trade mission to China where he helped deepen the long-standing ties and bilateral relations that will advance the interests of Canadian agricultural producers, processors and exporters.

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Governments Help Manitoba Livestock Producers Purchase Feed

Posted November 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Feed and transportation support coming for livestock producers affected by excess moisture in Manitoba

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Harper Government Gives Food Manufacturing Sector a Healthy Boost

Posted November 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Peter Kent (Thornhill), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $990,000 to U-Be-Livin-Smart, an Ontario based health food processing company.

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Harper Government Invests to Introduce New Tender Fruit and Fresh Grape Varieties

Posted November 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Dean Allison (Niagara West-Glanbrook), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $410,545 to the Ontario Tender Fruit Producers’ Marketing Board (OTFPMB) to develop new varieties suited to the p…

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Harper Government Supports Ontario’s Tender Fruit Industry

Posted November 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Member of Parliament Dean Allison will be at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to make an announcement in support of Ontario’s tender fruit industry.

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Harper Government Invests in Improving Vegetable Produce

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of $411,627 to Productions en Régie Intégrée du Sud de Montréal (PRISME) to improve the quality and safety of vegetable produce.

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Investing in People, Information and Innovation

Posted November 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Symposium Explores the Research that Feeds Newfoundland and Labrador

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Minister Bernier to Deliver Speech at the Official Inauguration of the Supreme Dairy Show

Posted November 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture) Maxime Bernier will deliver a speech at the official inauguration of the first Supreme Dairy Show in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.

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Harper Government Supports Innovative Food Processing Technology

Posted November 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

ber of Parliament Harold Albrecht (Kitchener-Conestoga), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $713,000 to Martin’s Family Fruit Farm to adapt innovative processing equipment for the slicing and dehydration of …

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Governments Support Hemp Research for Use in Medical and Bio-Product Industries

Posted October 31, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

New research focused on the medicinal properties of hemp as well as its use in the biofibre industry will receive more than $198,000 under Growing Forward 2 as part of governments’ commitment to research, innovation and regional development.

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Harper Government Introduces Tax Cuts and Increased Benefits for Canadian Families

Posted October 31, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today highlighted new proposed measures to make life more affordable for Canadian families and to help them prosper.

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Pressing New Business for Benjamin Bridge

Posted October 31, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Annapolis Valley’s cool climate provides optimal conditions for grape growing. The province is home to a number of vineyards and Nova Scotia is making a name for itself in the wine industry.

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Investment Support for Ontario’s Food Processing Industry

Posted October 31, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Member of Parliament Harold Albrecht (Kitchener-Conestoga) will be at the Martin’s Family Fruit Farm processing facility in Elmira, Ontario on Saturday, November 1 to make an announcement in support of Onta…

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Tax Cuts and Increased Benefits for Canadian Families

Posted October 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will hold a media availability highlighting new measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families to help them prosper.

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MP KERR TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT IN WOLFVILLE

Posted October 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event where Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA), will make an important announcement regarding an initiative in Wolfville.

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Canadian cattle producers to benefit from agreement with the U.S.

Posted October 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

New agreement allowing in-vitro fertilized bovine embryos from the U.S. to cross the Canadian border will boost competitiveness of Canada’s world-class bovine genetics and cattle

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Harper Government Invests to Grow New Markets for Canada’s Field Crops

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $15 million to the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) to support market development efforts and sales of Canadian field crops in global markets through customer education and …

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Report available on insured acres of cereal varieties

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Cereal Varieties – 2014 Insured Commercial Acres report is now available on the Canadian Grain Commission’s web site. The report covers Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and shows the number of insured acres of seeded varieties of wheat, durum, barley, oats, rye and triticale. The report shows total acres of each cereal crop by province.

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Governments Support Expanded Processing Capacity at Peak of the Market

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

A new $4-million processing system at Peak of the Market will ensure Manitoba-grown vegetables are shipped to consumers efficiently and with even higher quality, Manitoba Healthy Living and Seniors Minster Sharon Blady and Member of Parliament for Elmw…

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Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Canada’s Arctic Research Potential

Posted October 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today in the House of Commons, the Government of Canada introduced the Canadian High Arctic Research Station Act to establish the governance structure for a new, world-class science and technology research facility.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Address World Trade Organization Ruling on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

Posted October 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be joined by representatives of Canada’s beef and pork sectors to speak to media about the WTO’s ruling on U.S. County of Origin Labelling.

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Harper Government Invests in Crop Research and Development

Posted October 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar) today announced an investment of up to $2.16 million to the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) to address the crop sector’s need for improved crop r…

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Harper Government Supports Crop Research

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar) will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Friday, October 17, to make an announcement in support of the growth and sustainability of Canadian crops.

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Harper Government Invests to Discover New Markets for Canadian Seafood Delicacies

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Vancouver South Wai Young, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $740,000 in matching funds to help the Canadian seafood sector expand into new global markets and increase sales for…

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Harper Government Invests to Improve the Competitiveness of Canadian Flaxseed

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Joyce Bateman (Winnipeg South Centre), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $3 million to the Flax Council of Canada to improve the genetic performance and agronomics of flax, an important …

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Harper Government Creates More Export Opportunities for Canadian Beef and Livestock Producers

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast today announced that Canadian beef and livestock producers can now benefit from expanded export opportunities in two international markets.

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Harper Government Supports Canada’s Fish and Seafood Industry

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South Wai Young will be in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday, October 16, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s fish and seafood sector.

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Harper Government Investing in Innovative Distillery Technology

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Project to raise demand for Canadian barley and create local jobs.

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to Farm Credit Canada

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Jane Halford to the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) board of directors.

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Credit Canada

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Jason Skinner to the board of directors of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Mr. Skinner’s appointment is for a three-year term effective March 12, 2015. Biographical notes are attached.

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Canadian Dairy Commission

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Jacques Laforge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC). Mr. Laforge’s appointment is for a three-year term effective February 2, 2015. Biographical …

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Harper Government Investing in New and Value-added Fruit and Vegetable Products

Posted October 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Greg Kerr (West Nova), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $182,739 to Nova Agri Inc. to research and develop new products derived from fruits and vegetables.

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<abbr title=”Canadian Food Inspection Agency”>CFIA</abbr> releases National Microbiological Monitoring Program 2011-2012 Annual Report

Posted October 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) annual testing of various food products, a report released today shows that more than 98 per cent of a wide variety of food samples tested met Health Canada safety guidelines and standards.

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Minister Blaney highlights International Day for Disaster Reduction

Posted October 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today acknowledging the United Nation’s International Day for Disaster Reduction.

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Minister Ritz Highlights Importance of Open Trade at Tri-National Accord Meeting

Posted October 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the 23rd Tri-National Agricultural Accord where he underscored the importance for all three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries to recognize and promote free and unfettered trade to driv…

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Minister Ritz brings the <i>Agricultural Growth Act</i> before Standing Committee

Posted October 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agricultural Minister Gerry Ritz appeared before the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today to speak about important proposed legislation that will provide stronger markets and a bright future for Canadian farmers.

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Canadian Wheat Alliance, KWS, and Syngenta collaborate to improve wheat breeding efficiency

Posted October 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Over the next four years, the Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA) and two of the world’s leading plant breeding companies, KWS and Syngenta Inc., will partner to develop high-quality wheat plants by improving existing doubled haploid technologies. These meth…

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New Beer Standard to support Canada’s brewers and increase choice for consumers

Posted October 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, today announced – at Beau’s All Natural Brewing’s annual Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill, Ontario – that the Government of …

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