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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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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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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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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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Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Western Canada

Posted October 7, 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 Canada, will make an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s support for innovative businesses in western Canada.

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Changes to mildew visual guides and standards for western Canadian milling wheat

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

Mildew guidelines will be adjusted in western Canadian milling wheat classes to allow for an increased presence of mildew in the visual guides and standards.

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Study on mildew visual guides and standards for western Canadian milling wheat grades

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

Two-year study conducted to ensure mildew visual guides and standards reflect wheat quality.

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Canada gains expanded access to Mexico for beef

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

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced today that the Government of Canada has secured expanded market access for Canadian beef and beef …

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay to Discuss Trade Mission to Mexico

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

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be available for a media teleconference to speak about his first official visit to Mexico.

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Canada gains market access for B.C. greenhouse peppers to Japan

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

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced today that the Government of Canada has negotiated import conditions securing new market access for…

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Canada and Switzerland expand current organic equivalency arrangement

Posted September 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian organic producers and processors will benefit from new trade opportunities following the signing of an expanded organic arrangement between the governments of Canada and Switzerland.

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Canada signs new agreements securing access for canola and beef

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

As one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and agri-food products, stable and predictable access to international markets is essential to Canadians.

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Backgrounder – Canola

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

Building on the progress achieved during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s late-August 2016 visit to Beijing, Canada and China signed a memorandum of understanding on canola on September 23, 2016.

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Backgrounder – Beef

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

Canada and China have signed a protocol to expand market access for Canadian beef exports to China to include bone-in beef.

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Canada Finalizes Certification Program for Export of Wild Rice to China

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

Canada Finalizes Certification Program for Export of Wild Rice to China

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