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26 January 2021
View news from Canada University of Guelph Leading Global Dairy Farming Genomics Project
Improved human, animal and environmental health is the goal of a $12-million, University of Guelph-led international genomics project expected to revolutionize breeding in Canada’s multibillion-dollar dairy farming industry....
20 January 2021
View news from Canada Canada compensates dairy farmers who experienced market upsets due to new trade deals
Canada's Agriculture Minister is taking the next step in compensating Canada's dairy farmers under the Dairy Direct Payment Program. ...
19 January 2021
View news from Canada Canada embraces insect farming to help tackle food waste
Canada's AgriInnovate Program has given $6 million to Enterra Feed Corporation to build an insect farm that can reduce Canada's food waste while providing livestock feed. ...
04 January 2021
View news from Canada Food Price Report: Families to Pay $695 More for Food in 2021
Meat and vegetables are behind the expected overall 3% to 5% increase in food prices in 2021, according to the annual Canada’s Food Price Report....
30 December 2020
View news from Canada Canada invests $5 million to address pandemic disruptions to meat processing
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $5 million in immediate, emergency assistance to help the province’s beef farmers manage costs associated with the impacts of COVID-19 and to help protect Ontario’s food supply network....
24 December 2020
View news from Canada Novel feed ingredient enables significant reduction of methane emissions in beef cattle
A 2-year large-scale trial in beef cattle in Alberta, Canada has successfully demonstrated that a novel feed ingredient, developed by Royal DSM, can be included in commercial feedlot diets to reduce methane emissions by up to 80%, without negative effects...
View news from Canada Research says confidence in Canada’s food system at an all time high
According to the 2020 public trust research conducted by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI), Canadians are feeling more confident than ever about our food system....
23 December 2020
View news from Canada Cargill’s Guelph Beef Processing Facility now sourcing beef from Certified Sustainable farms and ranches across Canada
December 8, 2020, Guelph, ON – Expansion of Cargill’s implementation of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB)’s Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is now a reality....
21 December 2020
View news from Canada Food trends expert shares how COVID-19 is changing food service
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had devastating effects on the restaurant industry, and a University of Guelph food and agri-business forecaster expects many more changes still to come. ...
18 December 2020
View news from Canada Cargill closes Canadian beef plant after COVID-19 outbreak
Cargill has temporarily closed its beef plant in Guelph, Ontario after coronavirus infections were reported among workers....
11 December 2020
View news from Canada US challenges Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quotas under USMCA
The US says it is challenging Canada’s allocation of dairy tariff-rate quotas in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute settlement system....
02 December 2020
View news from Canada Canada’s House of Commons debates farm trespassing bill
Canadian MP John Barlow has introduced a bill aimed at curbing trespassing on farm property, saying that it will better ensure biosecurity and food security....
01 December 2020
View news from Canada Canada adds over $600 million to key agriculture sectors
The Government of Canada has earmarked additional investments in its supply-managed dairy, poultry and egg industries. ...
25 November 2020
View news from Canada Canada's agri-food sector positions itself for COVID-19 recovery
Canada's Ministers of Agriculture from all levels of government prioritised pandemic recovery and long-term sustainability when making key decisions about the sector. ...
22 November 2020
View news from Canada Canada moves to reduce food waste with new initiative
Canada's Agriculture Minister has launched the first two streams of the Food Waste Reduction Challenge as part of the country's wider food policy. ...
15 November 2020
View news from Canada Canadian government invests in additional COVID-19 protections for agriculture workers
The Government of Canada has invested $1.9 million to further protect farm workers during the COVID-19 crisis. ...
11 November 2020
View news from Canada The Benefits Of Bringing Cattle And Crops Together
Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly. From Saskatchewan to Manitoba and Ontario the following producers have had success with grazing cattle on neighbouring crop land....
10 November 2020
View news from Canada Canada moves to improve food security for rural and northern communities
The Government of Canada and Food Banks Canada are joining forces to improve food security in underserved communities. ...
29 October 2020
View news from Canada Canada begins consultations to improve living conditions for temporary foreign workers
The Canadian government is seeking feedback on mandatory employer-provided accommodation as it begins consultations on improving living conditions for foreign workers. ...
26 October 2020
View news from Canada Canada marks FAO's 75th anniversary
The Government of Canada celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), highlighting the key role Canada played in its establishment. ...
22 October 2020
View news from Canada University of Calgary receives animal health research boost
The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in farmer-led research and animal health diagnostics at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. ...
29 September 2020
View news from Canada Agriculture at the heart of Alberta's economic recovery
Record crop yields and strengthened cattle prices are leading Alberta’s economic recovery after a difficult start to 2020 due to COVID-19 and low energy prices....
28 September 2020
View news from Canada Canadian government revamps youth agriculture education
The federal government of Canada and the provincial government of Manitoba are supporting additional educational and outreach resources for Agriculture in the Classroom, a key initiative that teaches young Canadians about farming. ...
10 September 2020
View news from Canada Canada updates its humane transport regulations
In light of Canada's recent update to its humane transport regulations, Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have launched a new webinar series to share information with producers. ...
08 September 2020
View news from Canada Canada shores up the safety of agri-food workers
Canada's Agriculture Minister has earmarked $77.5 million for the Emergency Processing Fund, helping meat processing facilities provide additional protections for workers. ...
24 August 2020
View news from Canada Changes to Alberta’s meat inspection regulations have unions and producers at odds
Though Alberta’s beef producers have welcomed updated meat inspection rules, union groups worry that changes could allow un-inspected meat products to be sold directly to consumers....
18 August 2020
View news from Canada New initiative allows surplus food to be distributed to vulnerable Canadians
Investment from the Canadian government brings aid organisations together to provide surplus food to people in need. ...
10 August 2020
View news from Canada Grocery fees could negatively impact Canadian consumers
Canada's agriculture and food processors warn that arbitrary fees imposed by large grocery retailers could raise prices for Canadian consumers and impact overall food security. ...
 
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