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Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, were at Wilfred MacMillan & Sons’ farm today to announce new support for Island potato growers under…
BASF will launch an enhanced RetailConnect distribution model for its Agricultural Solutions portfolio, which will work directly with independent retailers across Western Canada. The introduction of a direct-to-retail distribution model follows the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer nearly one year ago.
Initial findings of the provincial government's review on modernizing and enhancing the Ontario Food Terminal show the advantages of its location in South Etobicoke.
Farms and ranches operate differently than other employers in Alberta. The previous government’s Bill 6 was passed with limited public input and in the face of strong opposition from farmers. This government will repeal Bill 6 and introduce the Farm Freedom and Safety Act after a period of extensive consultation.
Since 2009, all foods produced and sold in Canada that carry the Canada Organic logo have been certified to the Canadian Organic Standards.
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, along with Yukon Member of Parliament Larry Bagnell, visited the Yukon Government Research Farm to highlight the five-year, $15 million Northern Isolated Community Initiatives Fund, an important part of the recently launched Food Policy for Canada.
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau recently visted Kwantlen Polytechnic University where she highlighted a recent funding announcement of $992,131 for the Canada Organic Trade Association.
Canadians rely on food labels to make informed decisions on what they buy and eat. As the Government of Canada moves to provide consumers with more useful information and support innovation by food businesses, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister…
The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) chairs the Data Task Force on the Organic Value Chain Roundtable, of which OCO is a participant. COTA has been working to expand data collection on imports and exports.
Belchim Crop Protection NV announced it has increased its stake in the Canadian subsidiary company, Belchim Crop Protection Canada (formerly Engage Agro Corporation) from 60 per cent to 100 per cent control effective June 17th, 2019.
Canadian foods are recognized worldwide for the highest standards of quality and food safety. Responsible for one in eight jobs across the country, our food sector is a powerhouse of the economy, particularly in our rural communities. However, more needs to be done to improve our food system. For example,…
Mental wellness on the farm is gaining momentum as the industry draws attention to the impact silent suffering has on the health of our farms, families and rural communities. The federal government recently released a new report, Mental Health – A Priority for our Farmers, based on a six-month study…
UFCW Canada, the country’s leading advocate and union for migrant and temporary workers, welcomes a new government work permit initiative to protect migrant workers across Canada from abusive employers.
Some employers looking to hire temporary foreign workers are experiencing significant delays due to an increase in demand this year for migrant workers in Canada.The federal government says the volume of applications is up almost 25 per cent over last year -- a development it says is partly because of…
Through the months of February and March, Top Crop Manager, Fruit and Vegetable, Canadian Poultry, Manure Manager and Potatoes in Canada – the agricultural magazines published by parent company Annex Business Media – polled their readers to find out their opinions on their succession plans and the future of farming…
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