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Government of Canada Supports B.C. Agricultural Innovation

Posted January 17, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, Lawrence MacAulay, today announced a $1.1 million investment in Mazza Innovation to expand their plant extract production facility in…

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Keeping ahead of the competition – Canada and B.C. fund agri-food research programs

Posted January 13, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

In the first half of 2016, the governments of Canada and B.C. invested approximately $6.9 million to support business development, innovation, food safety, sustainability, and future agriculture leaders in B.C.’s agri-food sector.

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Agritech Challenge

Posted January 12, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

With agrifood as one of the largest manufacturing sectors in B.C., the development and adoption of innovative agritech solutions represent a significant opportunity for BC producers and processors to continue to provide British Columbians with fresh an…

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Pork research cluster gets $1.8M in new investment

Posted January 10, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is providing an additional $1.8 million to the pork research cluster to continue responding to consumer concerns around the humane treatment of animals, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today.

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Minister MacAulay in U.S. to highlight importance of strong bilateral agricultural trade

Posted January 8, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, delivered a keynote address yesterday at the Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canadian Dairy Commission

Posted January 4, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Ms. Jennifer Hayes as Commissioner of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC).

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Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canadian Grain Commission

Posted January 3, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Patricia (Patti) Miller as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The appointment is for a six-year term effective February 13, 2017. Biographical notes are a…

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Governments Invest in Agricultural Research

Posted December 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have invested more than $365,000 in five new research projects in Manitoba, including one intended to help reduce the risk of a common, costly and potentially fatal infection in dairy cattle.

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Canada Invests in a Global Agricultural Youth Summit and Increases Credit for Young Farmers

Posted December 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today an investment of up to $780,040 to 4-H Canada to host the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit.

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Pork Industry Studies Imaging Technology to Deliver Premium Cuts

Posted December 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay, today announced nearly $1 million to help the pork sector use new imaging technology to improve the quality of cuts offered to domestic and…

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Working together to strengthen plant and animal health

Posted December 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the National Plant and Animal Health Planning Forum opened in Ottawa.

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Government of Canada to Strengthen Environmental Research in Agriculture

Posted December 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay today announced that the Government of Canada will be expanding its research efforts to better protect and manage Canada’s water and soil resources, and strengthen the agriculture sector’s ability to…

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Governments commit support to help Alberta producers deal with bovine tuberculosis quarantine

Posted November 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier today announced that producers experiencing extraordinary costs due to bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) quarantine measures…

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Government of Canada Announces $425,000 for Innovative Agricultural Equipment

Posted November 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The unique CX-6 SMART Seeder, an advanced no-till seeding system, will be further developed and commercialized with assistance from the Government of Canada’s investment of $425,000.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Eco…

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Government of Canada Addresses Border Controls

Posted November 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Both the Duties Relief Program and the Import for Re-Export Program enable qualified companies to import goods without paying duties, as long as they later export the goods.

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Government of Canada Addresses Border Controls for Supply-Managed Goods

Posted November 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today, as part of the Government’s strong support for supply management, the Government of Canada is taking steps to address the concerns of import predictability and effective border contr…

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Government of Canada supports scientific research to improve food production and soil quality

Posted November 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Science plays a central role in the Government of Canada’s commitment to producing health, environmental and economic outcomes that improve the lives of Canadians and build a healthy middle class. That’s why David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ott…

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Genomics Research and Development Initiative

Posted November 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) was first implemented in 1999 to support genomics research in eight federal science departments and agencies and is now in its sixth funding cycle. In 2014, the Government of Canada committed $99….

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Grading changes in Canadian fababeans, chickpeas and wheat made for safety and quality

Posted November 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As of July 1, 2017 all grades of fababeans will have an ergot tolerance of 0.05% in eastern Canada.

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Government of Canada supports scientific research to improve food production and soil quality

Posted November 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will announce support for two important scientific research projects that will improve food production safety and enhance soil and wa…

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Government of Canada Invests in Dairy Sector in Anticipation of CETA

Posted November 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, as part of the Government’s strong commitment to supply management, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced an investment of $350 million for two new programs to support the competitiveness of the dairy sector, in anticipation of the entry into force of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

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Programs to support the competitiveness of the dairy industry

Posted November 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will provide Canada access to the world’s largest agriculture and agri-food market. Upon entry into force, the agreement will present substantial market opportunities for many segments of Canada’s agricultural sector, such as pork, beef, maple syrup, horticulture and processed foods, to name a few.

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Highlights of China mission

Posted November 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

During a Canadian Chamber of Commerce reception with Canadian and Chinese delegates in Shanghai, Minister MacAulay highlighted an agreement on exploratory talks towards a potential free trade agreement between Canada and China, which was announced by P…

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Government of Canada helps Canadian Agricultural Industry Gain New Market Opportunities in China

Posted November 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, has concluded his second successful mission to China where he helped secure new export opportunities for Canadian agricultural producers and processors.

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Minister Lawrence MacAulay to Make Dairy Program Announcement

Posted November 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, will be in Ottawa, Ontario to make a dairy program announcement and hold a media teleconference.

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Government of Canada supports the marketing efforts of the Quebec and Canadian maple syrup industry

Posted November 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford and member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced an investment totalling more than $1.2 million to help the maple syrup industry promote the properties and benefits of maple products on the domestic and international markets.

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Expanding International Awareness at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Posted November 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Spadina-Fort York, Adam Vaughan, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today an investment of up to $221,210, to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (the Royal) to expand the reach of i…

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Canada Invests in Canadian Biomass and Composites Industries

Posted November 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced funding of up to $2.9 million to the Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba (CIC) for two initiatives

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Mission to China

Posted November 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today completed the first portion of his ten-day mission to China.

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Minister MacAulay Leads Largest-Ever Agricultural Delegation to China

Posted November 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today completed the first portion of his ten-day mission to China.

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Minister Brison to Speak at Devour! The Food Film Fest in Wolfville

Posted November 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada …

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Government Responds to Grain Sector with Commitments for a more Balanced and Efficient Rail Freight System

Posted November 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, took time during his trade mission in China to highlight key commitments to respond to grain sector input into the long-term plan for transportation in Canada.

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Government of Canada Secures Market Access for Alberta Seed Potatoes to Thailand

Posted October 31, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today that the Government of Canada has secured market access for Alberta seed potatoes to Thailand.

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Canada invests in new technology at Hamilton flour milling plant

Posted October 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today an investment of $10 million for Parrish and Heimbecker, Ltd., to build a new wheat flour milling plant in Hamilton that will increase production capacity and expand export marke…

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Vineland Centre to Develop New Apple and Tomato Varieties

Posted October 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and the Member of Parliament from Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, announced today that the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is receiving a $920,000 federal investment to develop new diseas…

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Minister Lawrence MacAulay at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Posted October 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Member of Parliament Vance Badawey (Niagara Centre) will be in Vineland, Ontario, on Thursday, October 27, 2016, to make an announcement at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

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Address by Minister Duclos – Opening Plenary – Habitat III Global Summit

Posted October 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Madame President of the Conference, heads of delegations and delegates, distinguished guests

On behalf of Canada, thank you for the opportunity to participate at the Habitat III Summit.

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Ministers of Transport and Agriculture meet stakeholders to discuss grain transportation

Posted October 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and agri-food products, Canada needs a transportation system that provides stable and predictable access to international markets.

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Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds

Posted October 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Wayne Easter on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay today announced an investment of up to $345,720 to the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan…

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Government of Canada Announces $3.5M for Innovative British Columbia Business

Posted October 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Jati Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Mission–Matsqui–Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification, announced $3,500,000 in funding to Vitalus Nutirtion Inc. This investment will help commercialize a process for converting milk by-products into high value carbohydrates. This carbohydrate is known as galacto-oligosacharides (GOS) which has confirmed health benefits and is used as an additive in health related food products.

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