The executive director at Soy Canada says exporters are reporting that China is holding shipments of soybeans on arrival while the country conducts tests for “some normal plant pathogens.” “We haven’t heard of this happening before, so it seems to be new,” Ron Davidson says. The delay has not yet been confirmed to RealAgriculture by…
The province of Manitoba and the federal government have announced more than $1.1 million will go to cheese producing company Bothwell Cheese. The New Bothwell-based facility will use the money to modernize its facility. “Our goal is to retain and grow our world-class food enterprises to meet the growing demand for protein-rich foods while fostering job creation within the agriculture…
The province of Manitoba and the federal government have announced more than $1.1 million will go to cheese producing company Bothwell Cheese. The New Bothwell-based facility will use the money to modernize its facility.
“Our goal is to retain and grow our world-class food enterprises to meet the growing demand for protein-rich foods while fostering job creation within the agriculture sector,” says Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler. “This funding will allow Bothwell Cheese to create more jobs and process more milk right here in Manitoba, while also promoting water conservation.”
According to a news release, the company states it will also be completing a new waste-water treatment centre, which will have new water recycling equipment that will significantly reduce the company’s overall water usage.
Twenty full-time jobs will be created from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) grant. Upon completion of the upgrades, the company anticipates increasing its exports by $24 million annually. The construction will take approximately three years.
Since closing its borders to beef from animals over thirty months (OTM) of age following the 2003 BSE finding in Canada, Japan has announced it will now import beef from…
Since closing its borders to beef from animals over thirty months (OTM) of age following the 2003 BSE finding in Canada, Japan has announced it will now import beef from animals of all ages.
The ban, instituted in 2005, will be lifted for all importing countries, including Canada and the U.S.
Japan is an important market for Canadian beef, with exports to Japan totalling almost $215 million in 2018. Based on industry estimates, this change could further increase exports another 20 per cent.
The U.S. is calling this a big win and “open access” for American beef exports. It’s estimated the move will increase U.S. beef exports to Japan by seven to 10 per cent.
Canadian beef exports to Japan have been strong for the first quarter of 2019, following ratification and implementation of the CPTPP, a trade agreement that the U.S. pulled out of. In the first three months CPTPP was in force, Canadian beef exports to Japan increasing by more than 117 per cent.
The Canadian Cattlemen Association (CCA) expects exports of Canadian beef to increase even further. “The CCA has and will continue to advocate for free and open trade. We were pleased to see the access to Japan attained under CPTPP and are happy to see the market potential grow with new access for OTM,” says CCA president David Haywood-Farmer.
Under CPTPP, Japan’s 38.5 per cent tariffs on beef imports has already been reduced to 26.5 per cent, and will be further reduced to 9 per cent over 14 years.
Combine sales in Canada have dropped a whopping 26.7 per cent compared to the same time last year according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturing (AEM) April report. Meanwhile, south…
Combine sales in Canada have dropped a whopping 26.7 per cent compared to the same time last year according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturing (AEM) April report. Meanwhile, south of the border, sales for combines were down slightly by 4.2 per cent.
When it comes to farm tractors sold in Canada last month, sales in total only dropped by 2.5 per cent; however, 40 to 100 horsepower two wheel drive tractors took the brunt of the decline.
To break it down further, those tractors saw an overall decline of 25.3 per cent for April, while two wheel drive tractors with more than 100 horsepower dropped 20.1 per cent. On the plus side, two wheel drive tractors with less than 40 horsepower had a 16.1 per cent increase.
Four wheel drive tractors had the biggest slump year to date, with a decline of 27.6 per cent and a decline of 15.7 per cent for the same time last year for the month of April.
Down in the U.S. AEM calls it another solid month for sales, as four wheel drive tractor sales surged by 32.2 percent, while farm tractors overall were up by 12 per cent. Combine sales were down by only 4.2 per cent.
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