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Helping Farmers to Adopt Sustainable Technologies and Practices

Posted March 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

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, Lawrence MacAulay announced today.

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Statement from Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food on Canola Trade With China

Posted March 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today issued the following statement in response to China’s standard for foreign material in canola shipments:

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Canada Regains Market Access for Poultry Meat to Mexico

Posted March 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland announced today that Mexico has reopened its border to Canadian fresh poultry meat, including chicken, turkey and, most significant in terms of hist…

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Improving the Ornamental Horticulture Sector through Innovation

Posted March 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Kamal Khera, Member of Parliament for Brampton West, will be in Brampton, Ontario on March 15 to make a funding announcement in support of minimizing the ornamental horticulture sec…

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Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Beef

Posted March 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today an investment of over $4 million to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) for three innovative projects.

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Biosecurity Standard for the Fruit and Tree Nut Industry Now Available

Posted March 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and partner organizations, has developed new voluntary biosecurity standard that will help protect Canada’s fruit and tree nut industry from plant…

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Government of Canada Partners with Canadian Greenhouse, Nursery and Floriculture Sectors to Protect Canada’s Plant Resources

Posted March 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in conjunction with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and sector organizations, has completed a new voluntary biosecurity standard that will protect Canada’s greenhouse, nursery and floriculture sectors…

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Canadian Organic Industry to Benefit from Expanded Canada-European Union Organic Equivalency Arrangement

Posted March 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that the European Union (EU) has voted in favor of expanding the current scope of the Canada-EU Organic Equivalency Arrangemen…

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Expanding Markets for Canadian Beef Cattle Genetics

Posted March 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing up to $2,588,000 to help support international and domestic market development activities for Canadian beef cattle genetics.

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Expanding Markets for Canadian Beef Cattle Genetics

Posted March 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing up to $2,588,000 to help support international and domestic market development activities for Canadian beef cattle genetics.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Scientist Receives Honour from China

Posted February 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Dr. Vern Burrows, an emeritus scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Ottawa Research and Development Centre, was presented with The International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China during a …

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Scientist Receives Honour from China

Posted February 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Dr. Vern Burrows, an emeritus scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Ottawa Research and Development Centre, was presented with The International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China during a …

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Promoting Genomic Technology in Cattle Sector

Posted February 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced today a $1 million investment by the Government of Canada to increase adoption of genomic technologies in Canada’s cattle sector.

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Promoting Genomic Technology in Cattle Sector

Posted February 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced today a $1 million investment by the Government of Canada to increase adoption of genomic technologies in Canada’s cattle sector.

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Minister MacAulay Meets with Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Calzada in Ottawa

Posted February 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today concluded meetings in Ottawa with José Calzada, Secretary of Agriculture for Mexico, where they discussed the two countries’ long standing partnership in agricultural trade and areas of opportunity.

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Minister MacAulay to Discuss Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Calzada’s Visit to Ottawa

Posted February 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, is meeting with Jose Calzada, Secretary of Agriculture for Mexico, to discuss the two countries’ long standing partnership in agricultural trade.

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Farming Forecast Remains Strong

Posted February 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released the 2016 Canadian Agricultural Outlook.

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Technical Briefing on the Agricultural Sector Economic Outlook

Posted February 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is set to release the 2016 Canadian Agricultural Outlook.

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Government of Canada Invests in Goat Traceability and Identification

Posted February 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today an investment of up to $255,487 in order to help the goat industry prepare for mandatory national identification and traceability requirements.

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Government of Canada Invests in Research for Beef, Pork and Dairy Sectors

Posted February 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing up to $709,138 in a project with the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) to create diagnostic tests that …

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Canada’s Strong Variety Development Research Supported by Record Investment from Farmers

Posted February 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Dr. Keith Degenhardt, Vice-Chair of the farmer-funded Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), announced today their renewed commitment to wheat and barley variety development in Canada. Agr…

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Government of Canada Improves Access to Cash Advances for Producers

Posted February 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay confirmed today that new regulations are now in place that simplify access to cash advances under the Advance Payments Program (APP) and make the program more flexible for farmers.

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New standard and guide samples for soybeans and wheat

Posted February 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

At its meeting on November 5, 2015, the Western Standards Committee recommended new standard and guide samples for soybeans and wheat for the 2015-16 crop year, effective November 18, 2015. As well, the committee received updates on grading studies bei…

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Government of Canada Invests in Dairy Research Cluster

Posted February 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing an additional $1.75 million in the dairy research cluster to further increase milk production and improve our understanding of the health…

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Canada Gains Market Access for Live Breeding Cattle and Swine to Georgia

Posted February 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that the Government of Canada has secured export market access for live breeding cattle and live breeding swine to the country…

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Western Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2015

Posted February 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today released a list of additional designated regions where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2015 as a result of dry conditions in Western provinces.

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Canada Gains Market Access for Pork to India

Posted January 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that effective immediately, the Government of Canada has secured export market access for Canadian pork and pork products to India. The Canadia…

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Wheat class modernization plan moves ahead

Posted January 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission’s plan for modernizing Canada’s wheat class system will move ahead with the implementation of 2 new classes and the elimination of 3 other classes in 2016, as well as variety designation changes in 2018.

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Minister MacAulay Makes Official Visit to Washington D.C.

Posted January 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today marks his first visit to Washington D.C., with a focus on strengthening Canada’s long-standing, bilateral partnership with the United States, while advancing the interests o…

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Government of Canada contributes to world-class research on species identification

Posted January 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, today announced an investment from the Government of Canada to support the use of genomics research in plant protection and food safety regulation.

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Minister MacAulay to Discuss Trade Mission to Washington D.C.

Posted January 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will travel to Washington D.C. to promote bilateral trade and cooperation in agriculture.

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Canada Gains Expanded Market Access for Beef and Pork to Ukraine

Posted January 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that Ukraine has approved beef and pork exports from any Canadian federally registered establishment that meets certification requirements. Fol…

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Canada Gains Expanded Market Access for Beef and Pork to Ukraine

Posted January 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that Ukraine has approved beef and pork exports from any Canadian federally registered establishment that meets certification requirements. Fol…

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Status update on neonicotinoid insecticides

Posted January 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Health Canada’s primary objective in regulating pesticides is to protect Canadians’ health and their environment. This includes helping to protect the health of bees and other pollinators by minimizing their exposure to pesticides.

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Status update on neonicotinoid insecticides

Posted January 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Health Canada’s primary objective in regulating pesticides is to protect Canadians’ health and their environment. This includes helping to protect the health of bees and other pollinators by minimizing their exposure to pesticides.

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Government of Canada Reestablishes Market Access for Beef and Veal to South Korea

Posted December 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that South Korea has lifted its temporary ban on imports of beef and veal from Canada, effect…

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Government of Canada Reestablishes Market Access for Beef and Veal to South Korea

Posted December 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that South Korea has lifted its temporary ban on imports of beef and veal from Canada, effect…

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Governments’ Investment Will Increase Production and Reduce Waste at Potato Processing Facility

Posted December 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today an investment of nearly $380,000 for a potato processing plant in Carberry to increase efficiency, reduce waste a…

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Governments’ Investment Will Increase Production and Reduce Waste at Potato Processing Facility

Posted December 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today an investment of nearly $380,000 for a potato processing plant in Carberry to increase efficiency, reduce waste a…

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CN and CP exceed their Western Grain Revenue Entitlements for Crop Year 2014-2015

Posted December 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

CN and CP exceed their Western Grain Revenue Entitlements
for Crop Year 2014-2015

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