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Minister Ritz Welcomes the Hiring of JoAnne Buth as CEO of Cigi

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

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz welcomed the hiring of JoAnne Buth by the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 11, 2014. Minister Ritz also took the opportunity to thank current CEO Earl Ged…

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Harper Government Welcomes Passage of Rail Logistics Legislation

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz welcomed the Royal Assent of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act (Bill C-30) at an event held today to mark the coming into force of legislation that identifies clear and achievable measures to get Canada’s agricultural …

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Harper Government Takes Action to Address Railway Logistics

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

Ottawa, Ontario, May 29, 2014 – Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will hold an event to speak to the passage of Bill C-30, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.

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Enabling the Pork Sector to Adapt to Changing Consumer Demands

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

Harper Government working to improve animal welfare and the economic viability of Canada’s swine industry

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Harper Government Helps Build an Adaptable and Competitive Agriculture Sector

Posted May 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has launched a renewed five-year Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) to help the sector continue to adapt and remain competitive, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today.

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Perchlorate testing determines no health risk to consumers

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

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today reported that all samples of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and infant formulae analyzed for perchlorate were safe fo…

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New Export Opportunities in Ukraine for Canadian Livestock Producers

Posted May 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian livestock producers will benefit from new export opportunities in Ukraine with the
signing of an arrangement allowing exports of pure-bred sheep and goats. Canadian sheep
and goat producers can now expand their sales into this market, while al…

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Minister Ritz Highlights the Importance of NAFTA for a Competitive, Integrated North American Agriculture Industry

Posted May 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Celebrates 20 Years of NAFTA with U.S. and Mexican Counterparts in Mexico City.

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Canada/U.S. Agreement Supports Potato Trade

Posted May 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

he Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have adopted revised guidelines to manage potato cyst nematode (PCN) that will support potato growers, help facilitate international trade, and maintain…

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Discuss Mission to Mexico

Posted May 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Wednesday, May 21, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his mission to Mexico.

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Joint Statement by North American Agricultural Leaders

Posted May 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

We, the agricultural leaders of North America, met today in Mexico City to reaffirm the benefits of fair and open trade for our economies and food security.

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Bought The Farm

Posted May 17, 2014 by Chandra Clarke

Chandra Clarke

I wonder how many readers out there are contemplating an early retirement, complete with half-formed dreams of moving out to the countryside? You know, escaping the cell phone networks and email boxes to work the land and grow food in some sort of idyllic, slow-moving, rural setting. Boy, have I got news for you. Farming […]

Chandra Clarke – This material is safe for work. No really, it is.

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Beaver Control Program to Reduce Damage to Agricultural Land

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

A new four-year, $1 million program will help reduce flooding and other damage to agricultural lands caused by beavers, while also educating farmers and other stakeholders about humane removal methods, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development M…

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Minister Ritz to Join U.S. and Mexican Counterparts in Mexico to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of NAFTA

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Mexico next week to promote the widespread agricultural trade benefits the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has provided across the continent over the past 20 years. Minister Ritz will join Mexican Agriculture Secretary, Enrique Martínez, and U.S. Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, marking the first tri-lateral gathering of the three North American agriculture leaders

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More than 98% of fresh leafy herbs tested negative for bacterial pathogens and generic E. coli

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

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a study released today found that more than 98 per cent of fresh leafy herbs sampled in 2009/2010 were not contaminated with bacterial pathogens or generi…

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Harper Government Invests in New Market Opportunities for Special Crops

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of more than $230,000 to the Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA) to increase export sales of special crops in markets abroad and increase the competitiveness of the mustard and sunflow…

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Government of Canada consults with stakeholders in Saskatoon to help shape new Labour Market Development Agreements

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

Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, today hosted two roundtables on how to strengthen the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDAs). This is part of a series of roundtables, in cooperation w…

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The 155th Western Nova Scotia Exhibition Is on Its Way

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

Government of Canada provides funding to the Yarmouth County Agricultural Society

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Governments Support Agriculture Processors

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

Helping value-added businesses adopt best practices and new technologies

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Bill C-30 Passes Third Reading in the House of Commons

Posted May 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt today announced that the Government’s Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act (Bill C-30) passed third reading in the House of Commons and has been referred to the Senate.

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Harper Government and Province of British Columbia Deliver on Flood Mitigation

Posted May 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Twenty six communities across British Columbia will benefit from greater flood protection thanks to a joint investment by the Harper Government and the Province of British Columbia.

The investment, announced today by the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Delta¿Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and the Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and MLA for Richmond Centre, on behalf of Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton, will help protect families and communities’ critical infrastructure, and support continued economic growth.

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Harper Government and Province of British Columbia Deliver on Flood Mitigation

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

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, and the Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and MLA for Richmond Centre, on behalf of Attorney General and Minister of Ju…

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Improved Farm Stewardship Program for Producers

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

Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced improvements to the Farm Stewardship Program. The program provides support for producers to adopt beneficial management practices that maintain …

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Canada’s Egg Sector to Benefit from a National Quality Assurance System

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of over $100,000 to Egg Farmers of Canada to integrate its existing assurance systems into a single system that will be known as the National Quality Code for eggs.

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Governments Support Animal Care Training

Posted April 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Two-Year Program for Ontario Farmers Through Growing Forward 2

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Governments of Canada and Manitoba Invest In Food Processing with $1.5 Million Grant to Dunn-Rite Foods

Posted April 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

A $1.5-million grant provided to Dunn-Rite Food Products will put state-of-the-art technology in place to minimize water use and reduce the company’s overall environmental footprint, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostysh…

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100% of canned food tested for Bisphenol A (BPA) safe to consume

Posted April 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today reported that all of the canned foods tested for Bisphenol A (BPA) were safe to consume.

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Pork Industry Better Equipped to Prevent and Respond to Disease

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

Through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), the governments of Canada and Alberta are providing $1.35 million to Alberta Pork to help address the threat of pig diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), to the swine industry.

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Harper Government Invests to Strengthen Beef Industry’s Reputation as a World-Class Producer

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

Mr. Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $297,000 to the Manitoba Beef Producers to improve the tools available for monitoring bovine tuberc…

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Harper Government Invests to Improve Quality of B.C. Grape and Wine Sector

Posted April 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s wine and grape sector has gained support in its efforts to become more competitive
and sustainable with a $2 million investment from the Harper Government, Member of Parliament
Ron Cannan (Kelowna–Lake Country) announced today, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry
Ritz.

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Harper Government Invests in the Beef Sector

Posted April 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be in Russell, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 23, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s beef sector.

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Governments Supporting Ontario Horticulture Industry

Posted April 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada and Ontario Invest in World-Class Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

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MP Ron Cannan Announces Support for British Columbia Wine and Grape Industry

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

Member of Parliament Ron Cannan will be in Lake Country, British Columbia, on Tuesday, April 22, to make an announcement in support of British Columbia’s wine and grape sector.

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Minister Ritz Grows Agricultural Trade Relationships in Key Asian Markets

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has completed a successful agricultural trade mission to Korea and Japan. In Korea, he led a delegation of more than 30 agriculture associations and companies to seize on the opportunities for agriculture trade, followin…

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Funding Renewed for Grain Bag Recycling Program

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

Today, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $100,000 to extend the Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project in 2014.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Trade Mission to the Republic of Korea and Japan

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

On Wednesday, April 16, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his trade mission to the Republic of Korea and Japan.

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Harper Government Invests to Grow International Sales of Canadian Flowers

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

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of close to $80,000 to Flowers Canada Growers (FCG) to help expand sales in the United States, as well as increase their domestic market…

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Report Highlights Success of the Canadian Agriculture Sector in 2012

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

An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2014, a report released today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), shows the strength of the agriculture and agri-food sector’s contribution to Canada’s economy.

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Harper Government Delivering Results for Canada’s Grain Sector

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

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, attended the Canadian Global Crops Symposium in Winnipeg and announced an investment of $100,000 to the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain…

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Minister Ritz in the Republic of Korea to Promote Canada’s High-Quality Food

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

Well-known Korean chef creates menu showcasing Canadian agricultural products whose producers will benefit from the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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