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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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Ministers Freeland and MacAulay to hold media teleconference on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

Posted December 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will hold a media teleconference to provide an update on the U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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Governments and City Support Manitoba’s Dairy Sector with Funding for $50 Million Facility

Posted December 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will provide $2.5 million toward the construction of a modern dairy processing facility in St. Boniface, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food, and Rural, Development Minist…

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Economic and agri-food innovation potential – The Governments of Canada and Quebec Announce a New Sectoral Development Program

Posted December 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC), the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Pierre Paradis, today announced the creation of a new program to enhance the full economic potential …

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Let’s talk turkey: know the restrictions on poultry products before crossing the border

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) would like to remind travellers that, due to the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain parts of the United States, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) restrictions regarding poultry produc…

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Minister MacAulay to Speak at PEI Potato Board Annual General Meeting

Posted November 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, will talk about his priorities for the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry in a banquet speech at the PEI Potato Board’s annual general meeting.

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Battlefields Park earns a 5 Bloom – Bronze rating and a special mention | Presentation of Communities in Bloom national awards

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

Battlefields Park, a finalist in the Special Attractions category of the 2015 national edition of Communities in Bloom, walked away with a 5 Bloom – Bronze rating and a special mention for its “majestic trees” at the awards ceremony in Kamloops, Britis…

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Government of Canada Delivers New Programs for Supply Management Sector

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

The Government of Canada announced today a series of new programs and initiatives for supply-managed producers and processors to support them throughout the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Canada-EU Trade Agreement.

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Programs for Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers

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

The Government of Canada is providing new programs for dairy, chicken, turkey, egg and hatching egg producers as the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement proceeds.

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Programs for Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg processors and industry

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

The Processor Modernization Program and Market Development Initiative will be available for agri-food processors in the supply-managed sectors.

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Producers reminded to send in harvest samples

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

Over 4400 harvest samples from Canadian grain producers have already arrived at the Canadian Grain Commission. However, more samples are needed to ensure our quality data is representative of this year’s crop.

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Prevent insect infestations when storing grain

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

To inform producers, grain industry about steps to take to prevent insect infestations.

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Five Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Interlake Region Get Joint Government Funding

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

eeeThe governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for two additional projects in communities in western Manitoba under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.

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Producer car program updated for 2015-16 crop year

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

The Canadian Grain Commission is making changes to the producer car program to ensure the program provides timely and efficient service to producers and producer car administrators.

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CWB and G3 Finalize Commercialization Deal

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

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that the CWB has finalized the commercialization deal with G3 Global Grain Group and has become a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector.

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Minister Ritz Calls for Outright Repeal of United States Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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

Minister Ritz Calls for Outright Repeal of U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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New crop year reminders for Western producers and industry

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

New crop year reminders for Western grain producers and industry.

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Governments, University of Saskatchewan and Industry Invest in Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

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

Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart committed $10 million in funding under Growing Forward 2 for a new Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Changes to CWRS and CPSR wheat variety designations

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

After consulting with domestic and international stakeholders and conducting a thorough evaluation, the Canadian Grain Commission will designate 29 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat to another clas…

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Changes to CWRS and CPSR wheat variety designations

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

After consulting with domestic and international stakeholders and conducting a thorough evaluation, the Canadian Grain Commission will designate 29 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat to another clas…

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Government of Canada Invests in National Research Infrastructure

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Event date: July 29, 2015 – The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by Robert Goguen, Member of Parliament for Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe, will make a national research infrastructure announcement at the Université de Moncton, including new support for salmon farming in New Brunswick.

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Government of Canada Supports Technical Skills Training to Meet the Growing Demand in Manitoba’s Agriculture Sector

Posted July 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding to the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) to expand technical skills trainin…

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Harper Government Supports International Growth for British Columbia’s Wine Industry

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

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced a $630,000 investment for the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Okanagan campus to strengthen the British Columbia (B.C.) wine industry’s export read…

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Harper Government Invests in Vegetable Preservation

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of $2.5 million to Bonduelle Research Inc., to introduce a new food preservation technology which prolongs the shelf-life of vegetables making them safer to consume longer after they are har…

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Government of Canada Supports Technical Skills Training

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the agriculture s…

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for the Wine Sector in British Columbia

Posted July 23, 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 B.C.’s wine industry.

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International Trade Centre Investment Announced by Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan

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

Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a commitment of $22 million, through Growing Forward 2, for the construction of a new 150,000 square foot multipurpose facility at Evraz Place ca…

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Statement from Ministers Ritz and Fast on Senator Stabenow’s Proposed Bill to Amend United States Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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

Statement from Ministers Ritz and Fast on Senator Stabenow’s Proposed Bill to amend U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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Harper Government Announces Tax Relief for Western Livestock Producers

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today released a list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2015.

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Harper Government Establishes Market Access for Beef to Ukraine

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

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, announced today that the Government of Canada has opened the Ukrainian market for beef (from cattle under 30 months) and ready-to-eat meat.

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Harper Government Invests in Animal Health

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

John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of over $268,000 to Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) to help ensure that cattle arriving at auctions and abattoirs are in good heal…

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New program supports Blueberry Expansion

Posted July 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Nova Scotia’s wild blueberry farmers will have access to new funding that will allow them to increase and expand production.

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Crop Logistics Working Group Identifies Efficiencies in Grain Handling System

Posted July 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) has completed its final report, identifying ways to improve the grain handling and transportation system across Canada. The working group was chaired by Mr. Mu…

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Agriculture Ministers Collaborate on Sector Challenges and Opportunities

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

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agriculture Ministers wrapped up their annual meeting today with commitments to ongoing coordinated activity to boost the competitiveness of a sector that generates over $100 billion to Canada’s economy, repres…

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Federal Provincial Territorial Agriculture Ministers’ Annual Meeting 2015

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

In discussing progress in trade and market access and touching on interprovincial trade as an area for ongoing focus, Ministers reaffirmed support for developing new markets around the world for Canadian products, while continuing to preserve the integ…

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Government of Canada Partners with Life Science Association of Manitoba to Promote Bioproduct Producers

Posted July 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM) to pursue national…

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Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture

Posted July 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers will wind up with remarks to be delivered by this year’s co-chairs, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Prince Edward Island Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McI…

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Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture

Posted July 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers will wind up with remarks to be delivered by this year’s co-chairs, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Prince Edward Island Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McI…

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Harper Government Investing to Upgrade Atlantic Agricultural Research Facilities

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont Gail Shea announced today funding of $4 million for infrastructure improvements at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) facilities in Prince Edwar…

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Harper Government Invests in Atlantic Grains and Oilseeds Sector to Boost Output

Posted July 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont Gail Shea announced today an investment of $792,064 to the Atlantic Grains Council (AGC) to improve the quality and output of grains and oilseeds p…

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