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Backgrounder: Growing Forward 2 provides funds to British Columbia Agriculture

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

Between January 1 and June 30, 2014, $4,313,157 in funding was released under Growing Forward 2.

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Canada and British Columbia Fund Agrifood Innovation and Sustainability

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

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have invested more than $4.3 million to support business development, innovation, food safety, and sustainability in B.C.’s agriculture sector, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and B.C. Agriculture …

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Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan Officially Launches

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

Today, the federal and provincial governments announced $300,000 in funding over the next three years for Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan.

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Governments Support Agricultural Research at the University of Manitoba

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

The University of Manitoba will receive more than $670,000 to purchase specialized equipment for agricultural research, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.

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Harper Government Takes Further Steps to Modernize Grain Industry

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

The Government of Canada introduced in the House of Commons today the Modernization of Canada’s Grain Industry Act. The Bill will build on major reforms made in 2012 by enhancing producer protections and improving grain quality and grain safety assurance.

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Technical Briefing Regarding the ongoing Modernization of Canada’s Grain Sector

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

Officials will host a technical briefing for media to discuss An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

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Governments Invest in Bringing Made-in-Manitoba Foods to Market

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

Seven Manitoba food processing companies will receive $369,500 to purchase new equipment to better meet consumer demands, improve efficiencies and create opportunities for economic growth across the province, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and…

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New Project Provides Real-World Information to Farm Operations Switching to Loose Sow Housing

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

Hog producers will benefit from research on switching from gestation stalls to loose sow housing as a result of a pilot project underway on a Maple Leaf Foods barn near Steinbach, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food a…

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Avian influenza in Fraser Valley confirmed as H5N2 virus

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

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s testing at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases has confirmed the strain causing the avian influenza outbreak on two farms in the Fraser Valley as a highly-pathogenic H5N2 virus.

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Bruce La Rochelle to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal (CART). Dr. La Rochelle’s appointment is for a 3-year term effective June 21, 2015. Biographical notes are attached.

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Credit Canada

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Sylvie Cloutier to the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Board of Directors.

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Products Council of Canada

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Michael Pickard and the designation of Vice-Chair of the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC). Mr. Pickard’s reappointment to the Council is for a three-year term effective April 3…

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to Farm Products Council of Canada

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

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

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Avian influenza confirmed on two farms in Fraser Valley

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

Preliminary testing by the Province of British Columbia has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on two farms in the Fraser Valley; a turkey farm in Abbotsford and a broiler breeder farm in Chilliwack.

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6 new standard samples approved for 2014-15 crop year in western Canada

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

At its meeting on November 3, 2014, the Western Standards Committee recommended new standard and guide samples and standard prints for wheat, soybeans, peas and lentils for the 2014-15 crop year, effective November 19, 2014.

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3 new standard samples approved for 2014-15 crop year in eastern Canada

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

At its meeting on November 5, 2014, the Eastern Standards Committee recommended new standard samples and standard prints for soybeans, peas and lentils for the 2014-15 crop year, effective November 19, 2014.

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Minister Ritz Attends Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers National Awards

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

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was in Québec City today to help celebrate farming excellence at the 2014 Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program National Awards Gala.

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Students explore opportunities at thinkAG Career and Education Expo

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

The federal and provincial governments, along with Cargill, have partnered to sponsor the new thinkAG Career and Education Expo at this year’s Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).

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House of Commons passes Agricultural Growth Act

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

Key legislation aimed at modernizing Canada’s agriculture industry and expanding markets has passed Third Reading in the House of Commons. This important stage signals the final phase of the Agricultural Growth Act (Bill C-18) as it progresses to the S…

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Governments Invest in Work by Beef Sector to Improve Animal Health and Rate of Return

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

Member of Parliament Scott Armstrong (Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Nova Scotia Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell, today announced an investment of $89,100 in a project by the Nova Scotia…

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Sheep Flock Health Focus of New Investment

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of $306,500 to the Centre d’expertise en production ovine du Québec (CEPOQ) to improve the health of sheep flocks.

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Harper Government Announces an Investment for the Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba

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

Today, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $960,000 for Conseil développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (CDEM) to help Official Language Minority Communities in Western Canada take advantage of new economic opportunities.

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Governments Invest $345,000 in Robotic Milking System

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

The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, and Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced a $345,000 investment in an innovative robotic milking system for …

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Harper Government Supports Francophone Economic Development in Western Canada

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

Ile-des-Chênes, Manitoba – On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Honourable
Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will make an announcement to benefit economic development in Official Language Minority Communities in Western Canada. Minister Glover will be joined by Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher), to make this announcement.

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New Funding for Swine Biosecurity Program

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

Today, the federal and provincial governments announced $150,000 in funding for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) to deliver a new phase in the Saskatchewan Swine Biosecurity Program.

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Governments Announce New Research Funding to Support Manitoba’s Grain Innovation Hub

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

Manitoba’s place as a national leader in grain research, production and processing will be enhanced through three research projects funded under Growing Forward 2, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Develop…

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Harper Government Supports Canadian Malting Barley to Make New Inroads

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

Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $1,950,000 to the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (…

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Harper Government Supports Canada’s Horticulture Sector

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

The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance) and Member of Parliament for Crowfoot, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $2.3 million to the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance for a nationa…

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Emerald ash borer confirmed in Notre-Dame-de-Laus, Quebec

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

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Laus, Quebec. This marks the first find outside of the current regulated area.

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British Columbia Exporters Entering Korean Market Meet with Major Buyers

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

This week, on both sides of the Pacific, B.C. and South Korea are learning about each other’s agrifoods and seafood markets and the economic benefits of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA).

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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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