A new feasibility study funded by the Canada and Manitoba governments and industry partners found the province has the right mix of production and market demand to support a soybean crushing facility, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitob…
Mark Warawa, member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and members of the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia (BC) for Abbotsford South and Abbotsford-Mission, Darryl Plecas and Simon Gibson, on behalf of BC Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick, announced funding for two initiatives worth up to $1.58 million to help BC poultry producers re-establish their operations and mitigate the impact of future risks following an outbreak of notifiable avian influenza in the Fraser Valley this past winter.
The 2014 Canada-British Columbia Avian Influenza Assistance Initiative, developed under the federal-provincial-territorial AgriRecovery framework, will provide operators of infected commercial premises up to
Stakeholders expressed strong support in their responses to the Canadian Grain Commission proposal to protect the quality, consistency and end use performance of the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat classes.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has successfully concluded his second agricultural mission to Turkey where he participated in the G20 Ministerial Agricultural Meeting.
On Friday, May 8, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his mission to Turkey and his participation in the G20 Agriculture Ministerial Meeting.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will attend the G20 Ministerial Agricultural Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, from 7-8 May where 20 members will discuss how the G20 can support progress towards the achievement of sustainable food systems.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast today announced that Canadian wheat producers can now benefit from greater export opportunities in Colombia, Canada’s 7th largest market for wheat.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Maryse Dubé to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC).
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Kimberley Hill to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC). Ms. Hill’s appointment to the Council is for a three-year term effective immediately. Biographical notes are attached.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Dale Johnston as Chairperson of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Board of Directors. Mr. Johnston’s appointment is for a 4-year term effective December 12, 2015. Biographical notes are attached.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Doris Priddle to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Board of Directors.
Taste of Nova Scotia is leading a series of creative marketing projects this year to promote Nova Scotia as a culinary tourism destination. With a growing number of gastronomic attractions emerging across the province, the association is working to har…
Members of the media are invited to attend an event at the Saltscapes Expo where Senator Michael L. MacDonald, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA), will announce support for a Nova Scotia culinary tourism initiative.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon on Wednesday April 22nd, to speak to the North Saskatoon Business Association on the benefits of Economic Action Plan 2015.
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness today launched the first call for proposals for the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP).
FREDERICTON (GNB) Food producers in New Brunswick have a new way to bring their products to market thanks in part to investments from the federal and provincial governments.
Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Government of Canada approval of a deal reached between Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 15 to provide an update on the commercialization process for CWB.
British Columbia’s seafood harvesters will receive support to help promote and increase export demand for Canadian Pacific sea urchins and sea cucumber skins and meats to new and emerging markets.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $1.4 million under Growing Forward 2 for two projects being led by the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain industry demonstrate its compliance with global sustainability require…
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced upcoming changes to streamline and modernize the way crop varieties are registered in Canada. The Government of Canada worked closely with the crop production value chain to ensure that Canada’s Variety R…
New research at the University of Manitoba will help Canadian manufacturers of Asian-style noodles boost their production, enhancing economic activity in an export industry that is a major source of foreign revenue.
The latest data shows that the agriculture and agri-food sector continues to generate significant economic benefits for Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) today released the annual Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System….
Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue will be in Richmond, British Columbia, on April 14, 2015, to make an announcement in support of British Columbia’s seafood industry.
Today Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $140,000 in funding provided through the Western Diversification Program (WDP), towards …
Langley, British Columbia, April 9, 2015 Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the agriculture industry.
Today the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the leave application to continue with the class action lawsuit brought by the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board (Dennis et al) against the Government for removing the single-desk monopoly of the Canadian Wh…
Member of Parliament Chungsen Leung, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $2.1 million to the Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA) to help the Canadian food processing industry gain and maintain acce…
Member of Parliament Chungsen Leung will be in Toronto on Thursday, April 9, to make an announcement in support of the Canadian food processing and food export industries.
The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a financial loan guarantee program that gives producers easier access to credit through cash advances.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today highlighted major enhancements to the Advance Payments Program (APP) designed to improve and streamline administration, provide greater flexibility and more repayment options, and ease access to the program for pro…
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon on March 30, to make an announcement that will provide greater support for Canada’s agricultural producers.
Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $1.1 million to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). The investment will facilitate research and development to improve the effic…
Member of Parliament Dean Allison, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $143,260 to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to conduct research into improving the use of biological controls for pest and dis…
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz meets with Oleksiy Pavlenko, Ukraine’s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, to review cooperation and other issues of mutual interest between Canada and Ukraine in the field of agriculture.
Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, will be at the Maxville Fair Grounds in Maxville, Ontario, on Friday, March 27, 2015, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s Fertilizer Industry.
Member of Parliament Dean Allison (Niagara West-Glanbrook) will be in Vineland Station, Ontario, on Friday, March 27, to make an announcement in support of greenhouse research.
Nova Scotia farmers are encouraged to apply for innovation support through $1.2 million proposal-based programs.