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More Western Livestock Producers Eligible for Tax Relief

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

New Regions Designated for Livestock Tax Deferrals in 2014

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MP Devolin to Announce Support for Food Manufacturer in Kawartha Lakes Region

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will announce support for food manufacturer in Kawartha Lakes region.

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Harper Government Invests in Canadian Aquaculture Exports

Posted May 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island and Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of nearly $2.5 million over two years…

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Harper Government Supports Natural Resource Sectors through Innovation in Genomics

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

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $714,700 in funding to Genome British Columbia for their project that will demonstrate the benefits of genomics in addressing challenges faced by c…

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for Natural Resource Sectors

Posted May 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification will make an announcement in support of innovation in British Columbia’s agriculture and aquaculture industries, as well as other indus…

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Harper Government Supports Canadian Organic Sector

Posted May 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges-Markham, Paul Calandra on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $785,660 to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) to help promote the Canadian organic sector and increase t…

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Ministers Ritz and Fast Stand Firm with Canadian Industry Against U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

Posted May 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, alongside Canadian cattle and hog producers in Ottawa, reaffirmed Canada’s longstanding position that the United States (U.S.) must repeal its protectionist and harmful CO…

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Minister Rickford to make important announcements for First Nations in Ontario

Posted May 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Please be advised that the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and North…

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Ministers Gerry Ritz and Ed Fast to Address WTO Ruling on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

Posted May 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of International Trade Ed Fast will be joined by representatives of Canada’s beef and pork sector in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, to speak to media about the World Trade Organization’s ruling o…

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More than $1.5 Million for 17 Innovative Projects

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

British Columbia’s agri-food industry is receiving more than $1.5 million for 17 new projects that support a broad range of innovative products, practices and technologies of direct benefit to the sector.

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Projects Providing British Columbia Agriculture with Innovative Ideas Receive Funding

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

British Columbia’s agri-food industry is receiving more than $1.5 million for 17 new projects that support a broad range of innovative products, practices and technologies of direct benefit to the sector.

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Governments Support Feasibility Study on a New Soybean Crush Facility in Manitoba

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

A new feasibility study funded by the Canada and Manitoba governments and industry partners found the province has the right mix of production and market demand to support a soybean crushing facility, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitob…

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Governments Help Poultry Industry Recover from Impact of Avian Influenza

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

Mark Warawa, member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and members of the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia (BC) for Abbotsford South and Abbotsford-Mission, Darryl Plecas and Simon Gibson, on behalf of BC Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick, announced funding for two initiatives worth up to $1.58 million to help BC poultry producers re-establish their operations and mitigate the impact of future risks following an outbreak of notifiable avian influenza in the Fraser Valley this past winter.

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The 2014 Canada-British Columbia Avian Influenza Assistance Initiative

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

The 2014 Canada-British Columbia Avian Influenza Assistance Initiative, developed under the federal-provincial-territorial AgriRecovery framework, will provide operators of infected commercial premises up to

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Review of CWRS and CPSR wheat classes to begin

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

Stakeholders expressed strong support in their responses to the Canadian Grain Commission proposal to protect the quality, consistency and end use performance of the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat classes.

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Minister Ritz Attends G20 Ministerial Agricultural Meeting and Concludes Successful Mission to Turkey

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has successfully concluded his second agricultural mission to Turkey where he participated in the G20 Ministerial Agricultural Meeting.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Mission to Turkey

Posted May 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, May 8, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his mission to Turkey and his participation in the G20 Agriculture Ministerial Meeting.

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Minister Ritz to attend the G20 Ministerial Agricultural Meeting in Turkey

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will attend the G20 Ministerial Agricultural Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, from 7-8 May where 20 members will discuss how the G20 can support progress towards the achievement of sustainable food systems.

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Harper Government Creates More Export Opportunities for Canadian Wheat Producers

Posted May 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast today announced that Canadian wheat producers can now benefit from greater export opportunities in Colombia, Canada’s 7th largest market for wheat.

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to Farm Products Council of Canada

Posted May 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Kimberley Hill to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC). Ms. Hill’s appointment to the Council is for a three-year term effective immediately. Biographical notes are attached.

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to Farm Products Council of Canada

Posted May 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Maryse Dubé to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC).

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Credit Canada

Posted May 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Dale Johnston as Chairperson of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Board of Directors. Mr. Johnston’s appointment is for a 4-year term effective December 12, 2015. Biographical notes are attached.

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Credit Canada

Posted May 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Doris Priddle to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Board of Directors.

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Taking a Bigger Bite out of Culinary Tourism

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

Taste of Nova Scotia is leading a series of creative marketing projects this year to promote Nova Scotia as a culinary tourism destination. With a growing number of gastronomic attractions emerging across the province, the association is working to har…

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Senator Macdonald to Make Announcement in Goodwood

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an event at the Saltscapes Expo where Senator Michael L. MacDonald, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA), will announce support for a Nova Scotia culinary tourism initiative.

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Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Economic Action Plan 2015

Posted April 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon on Wednesday April 22nd, to speak to the North Saskatoon Business Association on the benefits of Economic Action Plan 2015.

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Harper Government calls for National Disaster Mitigation Program proposals

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness today launched the first call for proposals for the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP).

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Innovative kitchen project receives federal and provincial support

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

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Food producers in New Brunswick have a new way to bring their products to market thanks in part to investments from the federal and provincial governments.

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Stronger CWB increases competition in grain sector

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

Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Government of Canada approval of a deal reached between Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector.

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The Commercialization of the CWB

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

Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) has been preparing for commercialization since the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act was introduced in 2011.

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Minister Ritz to announce developments in CWB commercialization

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 15 to provide an update on the commercialization process for CWB.

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Harper Government Supports Seafood Exports

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

British Columbia’s seafood harvesters will receive support to help promote and increase export demand for Canadian Pacific sea urchins and sea cucumber skins and meats to new and emerging markets.

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Investing in Grain Sector to Increase Exports

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $1.4 million under Growing Forward 2 for two projects being led by the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain industry demonstrate its compliance with global sustainability require…

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Harper Government Streamlines Variety Registration Process

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced upcoming changes to streamline and modernize the way crop varieties are registered in Canada. The Government of Canada worked closely with the crop production value chain to ensure that Canada’s Variety R…

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Harper Government supports Canadian wheat manufacturing through research at the University of Manitoba

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

New research at the University of Manitoba will help Canadian manufacturers of Asian-style noodles boost their production, enhancing economic activity in an export industry that is a major source of foreign revenue.

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Report Highlights Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector’s Strength

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

The latest data shows that the agriculture and agri-food sector continues to generate significant economic benefits for Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) today released the annual Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System….

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Harper Government Supports British Columbia’s Seafood Industry

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

Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue will be in Richmond, British Columbia, on April 14, 2015, to make an announcement in support of British Columbia’s seafood industry.

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Investment by Harper Government in Commercial Beekeeping to Bolster Agriculture Industry

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

Today Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $140,000 in funding provided through the Western Diversification Program (WDP), towards …

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Investment by Harper Government to Bolster Agriculture Industry

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Langley, British Columbia, April 9, 2015 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the agriculture industry.

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Statement from Minister Ritz on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Marketing Freedom

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the leave application to continue with the class action lawsuit brought by the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board (Dennis et al) against the Government for removing the single-desk monopoly of the Canadian Wh…

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