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Dairy processors stand with farmers in NAFTA call

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Trade agreements cannot continue to negatively impact the dairy sector The Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC) today joins with dairy farmers in calling on the Canadian government to ensure that any final NAFTA deal does not negatively impact the sector and Canadian consumers. “We remain steadfast in our belief

Canada once again well represented at 2018 EYBS

Source: Holstein Canada For the past several years, Holstein Canada has teamed up with the provincial Holstein branches to send a team of young enthusiasts to Battice, Belgium, to compete at the European Young Breeders School (EYBS). This international dairy event assembles over 120 youth from 12 different countries in Europe as well as Canada. This

Highlights from the Dairy Cost Study

From the Sept 18, 2018 Broadcast of Call of the Land Results of the latest Dairy Cost Study are now available on Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s website. Pauline VanBiert, research analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, has some of the highlights. Interview with Pauline VanBiert (3:16 minutes) (1.49 Mb) For detailed results on the cost

Enhancing sustainable dairy to promote economic growth and biodiversity

Source: International Dairy Federation Participants at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Daejeon, South Korea, from 15-19 October 2018 will have the opportunity to listen to Michel Donat from Nestlé who will present the buyer’s perspective on sustainability in a conference on the environment on 17 October focused on Sustainable Dairy from an Economic Perspective.

NAFTA deadline looms, but Canada sets itself apart from Mexico, resists pressure for quick deal

Source: National Post, Tom Blackwell ‘The deal will take as long as the deal takes, whether it takes till the end of the month or the end of the year,’ one analyst said In the “psychological warfare” that is trade negotiation, Canada faces another U.S.-imposed deadline this week to conclude high-intensity NAFTA negotiations. Foreign Affairs Minister

Livestock producers receive tax relief for 2018

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Extreme weather conditions have caused feed shortfalls in several provinces, which has led to designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Quebec being eligible for livestock tax deferral provision. Our Government today released an initial list of these designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for

Canadian government hosts stakeholder roundtable discussion on grain transportation

Source: Transport Canada news release An efficient and reliable rail system for moving Canadian grain and other commodities to market is key to the continued success of Canada’s economy. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, hosted a roundtable discussion on grain transportation with

Ontario’s 2018 Outstanding Young Farmers chosen at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Source: Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer’s Program Brothers, Jordan and Alex McKay, were named Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2018. The brother team operates Willow Tree Farm, a CSA farm and market, at Port Perry. The winners were announced at the Ontario regional event held on September 11, 2018 in conjunction with Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in

BMO introduces a new loan program to support young Canadian farmers in agriculture

Source: BMO Financial Group news release BMO Bank of Montreal announced today a new loan program for Canadian farmers 35 years of age or younger. The BMO Young Farmer Program is designed to support both young Canadians already in the agriculture industry and those looking to choose the industry as a career path. “We’re watching

The competitiveness of the Canadian economy: the real issue in renegotiating NAFTA

Source: Centre for Productivity and Prosperity news release Thus far, negotiations to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have focussed mainly on trade disputes between Canada and the United States. But in fact, the concerns in the headlines may be overshadowing a much more fundamental problem: the competitiveness of Canadian firms. This is

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