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February 22, 2013, Niagara Falls, Ont – Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers will benefit from new technology and marketing strategies announced recently at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls, Ont. Three horticultural organizations will receive $579,000 under the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) to tackle issues that…
Feb. 19, 2013, Oliver, BC - The Canadian Government is helping a British Columbia winery innovate to increase its competitiveness. Member of Parliament Dan Albas (Okanagan—Coquihalla) announced an investment for Stoneboat Vineyards to purchase and install new wine processing equipment at its facility in Oliver, British Columbia. “These products will…
Feb. 12, 2013, Guelph, ON - The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and exclusive corporate sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are pleased to announce a unique learning opportunity for farmers, students and other farm safety supporters. On Monday, March 11, 2013, CASA, CFA, and FCC…
February 1, 2013, Edmonton, Alta – The details of the AgriMarketing and AgriCompetitiveness programs under Canada’s new agricultural policy framework Growing Forward 2 were released recently. These programs complement the AgriInnovation Program unveiled in December 2012. The AgriMarketing Program, which comes into effect on April 1, 2013, is now accepting…
January 10, 2013, Chilliwack, BC – Pierre Lemieux, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, met with farmers in the Chilliwack area to get their input on agriculture policies and to discuss ideas to generate future growth and economic prosperity. “Meetings like this allow government to work directly with farmers…
Jan. 3, 2013, Regina, SK - Forecasting the economic outlook for agriculture can be complex, so Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) Chief Agricultural Economist J.P. Gervais recommends producers focus on five key economic drivers to make more informed business decisions. "Throughout 2013, there will undoubtedly be new issues or trends, posing…
Jan. 2, 2013, Ottawa, ON - The Canadian 4-H Council has announced a series of ambitious initiatives and events for 2013 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H in Canada. The first club opened in Roland, Manitoba in 1913 and for the last century, 4-H has continued to play an…
December 2012 - Agriculture will come alive in Canadian classrooms as students participate in activities to learn about, connect to and understand the agricultural industry. Events and activities will run throughout the week, to celebrate the fact that agriculture is all around us, everyday!In 2012, Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada worked…
December 4, 2012, Ottawa, Ont – The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) hosted industry representatives from across the produce supply chain during the recent 2012 Fresh Harvest Event. Building on momentum from the 2011 initiative, participants engaged in a series of meetings to stimulate…
Nov. 30, 2012, Toronto, ON - Announced by the Government in September to complement the renewed focus of Growing Forward 2 on innovation, the Agri-Innovators Committee will begin discussions on key areas of focus for advancing innovation in the agricultural sector. "The work of this committee will be integral in…
Nov. 29, 2012 - Realized net income for Canadian farmers amounted to $5.7 billion in 2011, a 53.1 per cent increase from 2010. This rise followed a 19.0 per cent increase in 2010 and a 19.6 per cent decline in 2009. Realized income is the difference between a farmer's cash receipts and operating expenses, minus depreciation, plus income in…
November 26, 2012, Ottawa, Ont – A new biosecurity standard was introduced recently that will help the potato industry protect its crops. The national standard is a tool designed to minimize or prevent and control the introduction and spread of major plant pests and diseases in the potato industry. The…
November 23, 2012, Melancthon, Ont – Plans to build a massive quarry on farmland north of Toronto have been cancelled after the company behind the project recently withdrew its application, acknowledging it does not have the support of the community and the government. Highland Companies wanted to develop Canada’s second-largest…
November 16, 2012, Truro, NS – Canada’s wild blueberry industry will increase its international competitiveness, thanks to an investment by the federal government. The Canadian division of the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA Canada) plans to develop and enhance international markets for wild blueberries with the assistance of…
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November 16, 2012, Richmond, BC – Canadian vintners hope to uncork new international market opportunities with the help of the federal government. The Canadian Vintners Association recently received funding of $160,000 to help support the organization’s ongoing international market development and trade efforts to increase the awareness of the value,…
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