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Harper Government Invests to Boost Canadian Potato Exports

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of up to $1.4 million for Potatoes New Brunswick to lead a national research effort to help improve potato yields and the export competitiveness of Canadian French fries.

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Government of Canada Investment to Advance Genomics Technologies

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

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $600,000 for Genome Prairie to advance genomics technologies in Saskatchewan.

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Government of Canada Investment to Advance Genomics Technologies

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

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $600,000 for Genome Prairie to advance genomics technologies in Saskatchewan.

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Government of Canada to Strengthen Poultry Industry

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit Canadian poultry producers by addressing a top priority for the industry.

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Government of Canada to Strengthen Poultry Industry

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit Canadian poultry producers by addressing a top priority for the industry.

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Government of Canada to Advance Opportunities for Genomics-Based Technologies and Industry

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, that will benefit genomics-based technologies and industry.

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Harper Government Supports Industry-led Study to Explore Price Hog Hedging Program

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

Bev Shipley, Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and Chair of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of up to $169,530 to the Canadian Pork Council (CP…

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Investing in Agriculture Research and Animal Health

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

A $3.9 million modern facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened by the Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifood…

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Projects that have received funding under the 2015/16 Growing Innovation – Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative (GI-ARDI)

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

The following projects have received funding under the 2015/16 Growing Innovation – Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative (GI-ARDI):

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New Research, Development Projects to Receive $2 Million in Federal and Provincial Support

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

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $2 million over three years to support 24 research and development projects in Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food sector, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture,…

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Harper Government Invests in New Canadian Wheat Research Partnership

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced the first of its kind $3.4 million public-private-producer partnership (P4) wheat breeding program.

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Governments Invest in New Equipment to Support Manitoba’s Hemp Seed Industry

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

The Canada and Manitoba governments will invest in new equipment to support the growth of the hemp seed processing industry, Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn, anno…

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Harper Government Supports Pulse Industry

Posted July 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support to Pulse Canada for expansion of the pulse industry in Weste…

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Minister Ritz applauds new strategic research partnership

Posted July 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today welcomed the establishment of an international research partnership between CANTERRA SEEDS Limited and Groupe Limagrain of France.

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Harper Government Supports Pulse Industry

Posted July 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State fo…

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New crop year reminders for Eastern producers and industry

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

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on July 1, 2015 in Eastern Canada.

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Harper Government Invests in Ontario’s Berry Sector

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, will be in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, June 27, to make an announcement in support of Ontario’s berry sector.

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Harper Government Invests to Grow Markets for Canadian Soybeans

Posted June 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Harold Albrecht, member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $358,175, to Soy Canada to help identify new and emerging international markets and demand for Canadian soybean products.

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Harper Government Secures Access for Fresh British Columbia Blueberries to China

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

The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture, and the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, today announced that Canada and China have agreed to sustained market access for fresh British Col…

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Minister Fast to make Important Announcement for British Columbia’s Blueberry Industry

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

International Trade Minister Ed Fast and the Honourable Norm Letnick, British Columbia’s Provincial Agriculture Minister, will make an announcement that will create new opportunities for the B.C. blueberry industry.

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Harper Government Invests In Potato Safety

Posted June 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) and Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today that the Harper Government is investing $…

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Speak at the Pulse and Special Crops Convention 2015

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Calgary, Alberta on Monday, June 22, 2015 to give remarks at the Pulse and Special Crops Convention 2015.

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Harper Government Invests in Potato Safety

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

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will make an announcement to support the Prince Edward Island potato industry’s efforts to reinforce the safet…

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Statement from Ministers Ritz and Fast on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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

The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. decision to seek arbitration at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on …

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Canada Regains Market Access for Live Swine to Chile

Posted June 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Harper Government has re-established market access to Chile for live swine, a market that industry estimates was worth approximately $350,000 in 2013.

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Grand Opening of Water Pipeline Infrastructure in Saskatchewan

Posted June 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, residents of west-central Saskatchewan celebrated access to better drinking water with the grand opening of the Saskatchewan Landing Regional Water Supply project which includes a 42-kilometre main water pipeline, water treatment plants and 700 …

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Harper Government Invests In Canadian Sheep Industry

Posted June 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, Harold Albrecht on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $348,090 which will enable the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to combine sheep and lamb production assurance sy…

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Statement by Minister of Agriculture on vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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

“Today’s vote‎ in the U.S. House of Representatives sends a strong bipartisan message that COOL must be repealed once and for all.”

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Saskatchewan’s Premises Identification Database for livestock now available

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

Today, the federal and provincial governments launched the new online Saskatchewan Premises Identification (PID) Database to improve the response to and prevention of livestock emergencies.

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Harper Government Supports Growth of Western Agricultural Producers

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

Corn and soybean producers will benefit from the $1.2 million investment announced today by the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel…

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Harper Government Supports Growth of Western Agricultural Producers

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for W…

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Tolerances for red smudge to be removed in amber durum

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

Grading changes recommended at the Eastern and Western Standards Committee meetings will be put in place for July 1, 2015 in Eastern Canada and August 1, 2015 in Western Canada.

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Minister Ritz Calls for Repeal of U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) in Washington, D.C.

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has wrapped up a series of key meetings with U.S. representatives and industry groups in Washington, D.C., where he repeated Canada’s call for the U.S. to repeal its discriminatory COOL policy.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Mission to Washington, D.C.

Posted June 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Thursday, June 4, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference from Washington, D.C., where he is holding meetings to reinforce Canada’s position on United States Country of Origin Labelling.

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Minister Ritz Continues Push for Repeal of Country of Origin Labelling

Posted June 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is leading a mission to Washington, D.C., this week where he will reassert Canada’s position that the United States (U.S.) must repeal its protectionist Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) measure for beef and pork that i…

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to the Canadian Dairy Commission

Posted June 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Alistair Johnston as Chairperson of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) Board of Directors. Mr. Johnston’s appointment is for a 4-year term effective August 1st, 2015.

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Government of Canada Supports Western Organic Grain Growers

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

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1.2 million under the Western Diversification Program (WDP) to help Prairie organic grain growers expand into growing international markets.

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