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Government of Canada Helps Quebec Dairy Processor to Modernize Operations

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The dairy sector is an important contributor to Canada’s economy, contributing $24 billion through sales by farmers and food processors, including over $7 billion in Quebec. The Government of Canada knows the importance of supporting a strong and competitive dairy industry that will ensure Canadian families continue to benefit from

U.S. trade rep on NAFTA: ‘Hopeful’ of a deal in principle ‘in next little bit’

Source: The Canadian Press, Alexandra Panetta The top U.S. trade official says he’s optimistic a NAFTA agreement could be reached soon, with all sides racing against the clock to complete negotiations before political uncertainties set in this spring. The democratic calendar means that a deal must be completed by June in order to allow ratification votes

Animal Nutrition Association of Canada announces it’s 2nd annual conference

Source: Animal Nutrition Association of Canada news release A new wave of cutting-edge nutritional innovation is emerging to power the animal agriculture and feed industries in Canada and beyond, helping them to meet today’s challenges while supporting a strong future. Participants across the animal nutrition industry – including researchers, nutritionists, feed industry specialists and other

Minister MacAulay participates in Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the important role women play in the agriculture and agri-food sector, as well as the Canadian economy at large. This is why Budget 2018 launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to better support women entrepreneurs, to help them grow their businesses and to remove barriers to

Canadian Dairy Network and Holstein Canada Announce New Genetic Decision Software

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Earlier today, March 27, 2018,  Holstein Canada’s Brad Eggink and the Canadian Dairy Network’s Brian Van Doormaal announced the fall launch of Compass; a free, web-based software tool designed to aid producers in making more profitable breeding decisions while maximizing their herds genetic potential. Compass will be available as its own

Canada dairy sector booms amid Trump trade threats

Source: Bloomberg News David Wiens thought the 2,500-gallon (9,470-liter) stainless steel milk tank he purchased 20 years ago would provide more than enough storage for his dairy farm in Manitoba. These days he’s producing so much he’s had to order a new tank that can hold almost three times as much. “We have to have everyday

Governments invest in agricultural research into grain quality and storage

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing nearly $484,000 in equipment and infrastructure needed to conduct specialized research projects on grain preservation and storage, federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and Manitoba Agriculture Minister, Ralph Eichler announced March 23, 2018. Funding will be invested to complete the Prairie Agricultural Machinery

Manitoba Farmers Encouraged to Explore Support Through Manitoba Climate and Green Fund

Farmscape for March 23, 2018 Dan Mazier – Keystone Agricultural Producers Full Interview 9:33 Listen The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is encouraging stakeholders involved with agriculture to explore the possibility of accessing funding through the province’s planned climate and green fund to undertake conservation projects. Last week the Manitoba government introduced legislation designed to

The Co-operators welcomes BC Agriculture Council as its newest member

Source: BC Agriculture Council The Co-operators Group Limited is pleased to announce its newest member organization, the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC). The Co-operators, a Canadian insurance and financial services co-operative, now has 44 members, including co-operatives, credit union centrals and representative farm organizations. “Today we celebrate an exciting day for B.C. agriculture,” says Stan Vander

Advocate takes issue with proposal to put warning labels on some foods

Source: Halifaxtoday.ca Canadian farm families don’t have a seat at the dining room table when it comes to the country’s healthy eating strategy, according to an advocate in Atlantic Canada. He’s taking issue with a proposal to put warning labels on foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium. Ron Maynard says just because a

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