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Reopening of CSC penitentiary farm operations to include dairy cows and goats

Ource: Correctional Services of Canada Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament for Ajax, Mark Holland, on behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that the Government of Canada will be reopening penitentiary farms in Kingston, Ontario. The farm

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Don’t let supply management myths spoil the milk

Source: The Globe and Mail, Sarah Elton and Rod MacRae Sarah Elton is a doctoral research fellow at the Culinaria Research Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough. Rod MacRae is an associate professor in environmental studies at York University. Both are working with the Broadbent Institute on supply management. The way Canadian dairy farmers are portrayed in the

FCC invests in mental health first aid training

Farmscape for June 20, 2018 Darren Howden – Farm Credit Canada Full Interview 11:45 Listen   Farm Credit Canada has partnered with the Do More Agriculture Foundation to create a network of mental health first aiders who can identify and support producers coping with difficult or unfortunate circumstances. Under a one year pilot project Farm Credit

Canada’s largest dairy processor says U.S. has a point in its negotiations

Reuters reports: Canada’s largest dairy processor is voicing an opinion that’s probably unpopular with the nation’s farmers: Donald Trump has a point. Canada should consider eliminating its Class 7 milk policy in order to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the U.S., Saputo Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lino Saputo Jr. said. The policy

Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council announces its 2018 Annual Meeting

source: Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council news release Mark your calendar for Nov.14-16, the dates for this year’s Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting reverts to the traditional DCRC format of evening reception on Wednesday and core meeting dates of Thursday and Friday. Being held at the Westin in Indianapolis, the program

Governments invest $8.5 million in Saskatchewan’s agricultural biotechnology sector

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced renewed funding for Ag-West Bio through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Ag-West Bio will receive $1.7 million per year for the next five years, for a total of $8.5 million, to support the development of the agricultural biotechnology

Don’t blame Canadian dairy farmers for U.S. struggles, says P.E.I. chair

Source: Yahoo News The chair of the Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island says the struggles of American dairy farmers have nothing to do with Canada’s supply management system. In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent comments pointing the finger at Canada, Harold MacNevin said the problem lies south of the border with the free market

CFIA process assures customers that no GM wheat is grown commercially in Canada

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) says Canadian wheat customers can be assured that there is no genetically modified (GM) wheat in commercial production in Canada following today’s announcement by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of an isolated discovery of a few wheat plants in Southern Alberta. The CFIA has revealed

From farm to factory, Canadian dairy industry has no time for Trump

Source: CBC News, Jaela Bernstien U.S. president wants Canada to axe supply management, but farmers say that would destroy their livelihood A generation after Peter Strebel’s father started a farm in 1976 with 50 Holsteins, Canada’s dairy sector is at the heart of a mounting trade war, and Strebel fears the survival of farms like his is at stake. It’s a

Justin Trudeau has solid support from Canadians, but angry dairy farmers on the horizon

Source: Global News Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the threat of a trade war from U.S. President Donald Trump, has unanimous domestic support for now but to keep a firm hold on power must wring concessions from an unwilling powerful dairy lobby in order to mollify Washington. Trudeau, who over the last year has

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