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Governments Support New National Accreditation Program for Manitoba Dairy Farms

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

A new, national accreditation program focused on quality, food safety and animal welfare will be implemented on Manitoba’s dairy farms with financial support provided through Growing Forward 2, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agric…

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Animal Health Week emphasizes responsible use of antibiotics

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

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) would like to recognize Animal Health Week by drawing attention to the important role played by veterinarians in keeping animals, and, in turn, humans, he…

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Growing a Diversified Agriculture Industry

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

The annual Agrifoods and Garden Show, the largest agriculture event in the province, will receive $150,000 in funding from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Growing Forward 2 Agreement, through the Market Development Initiative.

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Harper Government Supports Canadian Hemp Industry

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

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Member of Parliament for Provencher Ted Falk announced today a repayable contribution of up to $4.6 million to Hemp Oil Canada to help build a brand new world-class hemp processing facility with the latest …

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Harper Government Investment in POS Pilot Plant to Benefit Biotech Companies

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

Western Canadian companies in sectors as diverse as biofuels, cosmetics and functional foods will soon have access to additional bio-extraction services from POS Pilot Plant, thanks to a $504,000 federal investment by the Government of Canada for new e…

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Harper Government Supports Canada’s Hemp Industry

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

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Member of Parliament for Provencher Ted Falk will be in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba on Friday, September 26 to make an announcement in support of the Canadian hemp industry.

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Governments Announce Funding for Industry-Led Feed Grain Research

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

Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward 2, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshy…

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Harper Government Announces Support for Bio-products Industries

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit Western Canada’s bio-produ…

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Minister Ritz Attends APEC Meeting, Concludes Successful Mission to China and India

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

Minister Ritz promotes open trade at APEC, secures market access for bulls to India, and announces organic equivalency agreement with Japan

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Mission to India and China

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

On Tuesday, September 23, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his recent mission to India and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in China.

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