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April 29, 2013, Ottawa, Ont – The Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s (CPMA) 88th Annual Convention and Trade Show took place recently in Toronto, Ont., including the awarding of the Canadian Produce Person of Year Award. The award was presented to Jane Proctor, vice president of policy and issue management with…
Apr. 26, 2013 - A team of University of Guelph students won second place and the admiration of their competitors at a North American agricultural marketing contest this month in Kansas City, Missouri. Nine students in agricultural business, science and marketing - all in U of G’s Ontario Agricultural College…
Apr. 26, 2013, Ottawa, ON - A study released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found that more than 99 percent of fresh grape samples tested had no detectable levels of sulphites. Sulphites are sulphur-based substances that can occur naturally in some foods and are also used as preservatives…
Apr. 24, 2013, Ottawa, ON - 4-H Canada and Bayer CropScience are excited to announce the Canadian and American delegates who have been chosen to attend the global 4-H Youth Ag-Summit– ‘Feeding A Hungry Planet’ taking place in Calgary, Alberta, August 19 to 25, 2013. Sixty Canadian and 20 American delegates,…
Apr. 24, 2013 - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Ron Kostyshyn recently announced the details of the Growing Forward 2 program for the agricultural sector in Manitoba. The announcement signals the beginning of the Canada-Manitoba Growing Forward 2 bilateral agreement."[The] Growing Forward…
Apr. 15, 2013, Saskatoon, SK - At a recent Agriculture in the City event in Saskatoon, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a new Agriculture Awareness Initiative as part of the Growing Forward 2 framework of programming. "We are a world leader in agriculture…
April 10, 2013 – Nova Scotia’s newest apple has just been recognized as a new variety, but there’s uncertainty over the future of federal money to help market them. The new variety was developed at the federal horticulture centre in Kentville, NS. “It’s called an Orangutan because it’s kind of…
The landscape of the agricultural workforce is changing in Canada, affecting Canadian workers, workers from other countries and employers as well. More than 190,000 temporary foreign workers are employed in Canada each year and about 40,000 of those are in the agricultural sector, says Dr. Kerry Preibisch, a sociologist in…
Apr. 1, 2013, Ottawa, ON - April 1st marks the official launch of the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) policy framework for Canada's agricultural and agri-food sector. GF2 is a $3 billion dollar investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments and the foundation for government agricultural programs and services over…
Mar. 28, 2013, Ottawa, ON - An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2013, a report released yesterday by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), shows the strong contribution of the agriculture and agri-food sector to Canada's economy.Using historical data up to 2011, the report shows that the farm…
Mar. 22, 2013, Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) welcomed several measures in the federal budget tabled recently that will help to promote the growth of the agriculture industry, but have concerns around taxation barriers to young and small-scale farmers."Overall, we are pleased to see Budget 2013…
Mar. 11, 2013, Ottawa, ON - Farm leaders from across Canada met in Ottawa February 26-28 for the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) - Canada's largest national farm organization - to discuss policy priorities for the sector. "The meeting brings together expertise and insights from across…
March 7, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI – There has been a 25 to 30 per cent drop in the price P.E.I. farmers are getting for potatoes in the fresh market, says the P.E.I. Potato Board. A strong crop in the U.S. and lower consumer demand have combined to bring down prices.…
Mar. 1, 2013, Ottawa, ON - 4-H members, leaders, supporters, and alumni from across the country will gather in Winnipeg on May 30 this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of 4-H in Canada. "In an age when organizations seem to come and go in a short span of time,…
Mar. 1, 2013, Ottawa, ON - Three new reports released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada indicate a positive outlook for farmers in 2013. “The forecast for 2012 reflects that farm incomes are once again at an all-time high,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “The outlook shows that global demand for…

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