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Harper Government creating a competitive advantage for Swine Exporters

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

Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $1 million to the Canadian Swine Exporters Association (CSEA) to help boost international recognition of Canada’s sup…

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Minister Ritz Delivers Major Market Access Achievements in China

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz held key bilateral meetings with the Chinese government that have yielded key developments benefitting a wide range of producers, processors and exporters across Canada’s robust agricultural economy.

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to Farm Credit Canada

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Michael Hoffort as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farm Credit Canada (FCC).

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Biographical Note for Michael Hoffort

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

Michael Hoffort has been with Farm Credit Canada for 26 years where he’s held various positions of increasing responsibility.

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Minister Ritz Leads Mission to China to Strengthen Agricultural Science and Trade Partnerships

Posted June 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in China next week leading a delegation of more than 70 people representing over 30 agricultural groups and four provinces to expand and improve trade access, continue to build on research and science collaborati…

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International agreement to focus on improved durum wheat disease resistance

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

The Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) will collaborate on research to provide farmers in Canada and in developing countries access to stronger, more resistant durum wheat. The joint research…

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Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board Public Meeting

Posted June 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Please be advised that the Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board will meet

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Harper Government Invests to Add Value to Canada’s Field Crops

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $5 million to the Canadian International Grains Institute to find innovative applications for Canada’s field crops.

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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 18, 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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