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Campaign to keep dairy in Canada’s Food Guide

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario Dairy Farmers of Ontario, together with Dairy Farmers of Canada and all provinces, have started an aggressive campaign to address the concern that proposed changes to Canada’s Food Guide will leave dairy out of the updated guide. If the guide is published as proposed, it will actively discourage Canadians from

Amherst dairy farmers believe that consumption is in high demand

Source: Amherst News Dairy industry strong amidst politics The dairy industry always seems to be facing challenges but remains strong, according to Nappan farmers Doug Bacon and Nick van Vulpen. Bacon is one of many farmers concerned about NAFTA talks. Supply management, which regulates dairy prices in Canada through collaborative negotiations, is facing issues with

Investing in Technology to Help Farmers Manage Risk

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The agriculture and agri-food sector is a key contributor to the Canadian economy and the Government of Canada is committed to working with private sector partners in developing new risk management tools that help farmers manage risk. Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, Francis Drouin, on behalf of the Minister of

Alberta Milk Awards

Source: Alberta Milk Do you know someone that deserves to be recognized for their dedication to the dairy industry? Consider nominating them for one of our annual awards. Deadline for both award nominations is October 2, 2017 at 4:30 PM.  Dairy Industry Achievement Award Since 1940, Alberta milk producers have awarded the prestigious Dairy Industry

LALLEMAND: FEEDING FOR PREVENTION

Source: Lallemand news release The saying “the best defense is a good offense” holds true even for livestock producers. Preventing losses in production and reducing treatment costs is a winning strategy, says Angel Aguilar Ph.D., Dipl. ACAN, Technical Service Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “We know one of the most important pillars for production and profitability

DFC Response to the Montreal Economic Institute

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada On August 17th, 2017, the Montreal Economic Institute released yet another misleading paper in their ideologically fuelled quest to rid Canada of supply management. The paper itself, titled “Does Agricultural Prosperity Require Supply Management?” offers little, if any, evidence to back up that claim. The paper’s central premise is that

CANADIAN YOUNG SPEAKERS FOR AGRICULTURE COMPETITION ANNOUNCE

Source: Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture news release Participants wishing to compete in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition, November 4, 2017 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, are reminded that the deadline to register is September 30 at midnight. The topics for 2017 are: •Working in agriculture is more than just

New investments in research to help Manitoba dairy sector

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Advances in science and innovation are integral to increasing the overall competitiveness of the agriculture sector and create better opportunities for farmers, businesses, and Canadians. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are partnering to invest more than $1.4 million to expand dairy scientific research capacity at the University of Manitoba’s

Dairy Farmers of Canada in Washington, D.C.

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Representatives from Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) are in Washington with their supply managed partners for the beginning of the re-negotiations of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The dairy sector is not a part of the current edition of the free-trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, and

Dairy research facility slated for upgrade

Source: University of Manitoba Glenlea Research Station barn to receive renovations, equipment to enhance research and teaching capabilities The governments of Canada and Manitoba are partnering to invest more than $1.4 million to expand scientific research capacity at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station dairy barn, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture

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