Statistics Canada’s recent September job market data is reassuring. Overall, employment in the country increased in September, creating 378,000 jobs, the majority of which were full-time jobs. This increase in September brought our total employment to 720,000, shy of the level we had before the pandemic. Obviously, children being back to school has helped bring some… Read More

A team of researchers at the University of Guelph are studying why Canadian baristas sometimes have problems foaming milk for their customers’ lattes, and it starts with on-farm milk handling. Dr. David Kelton, Dairy Farmers of Ontario Dairy Cattle Health Research Chair, graduate student Hannah Woodhouse, and animal bioscience undergraduate student Mikayla Ringelberg are studying… Read More

The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) has asked four cabinet ministers to push for progress on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), on the three year anniversary of the agreement coming into force. In a letter sent to Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade Mary Ng, Minister of Finance Chrystia… Read More

Twelve competitors squared off to determine who the finalists will be for this year’s Ontario’s Finest Butcher Competition. Held at Halenda’s Meats at Mississauga, the competition was hosted by Meat & Poultry Ontario (MPO), the industry association which represents meat and poultry processors. Of the 12 competitors, three have moved on to the final round… Read More

Later this week, it will be an offence under Ontario law to “stop, obstruct, hinder or otherwise interfere with a motor vehicle transporting farm animals.” Ontario’s government has proclaimed Section 6(1) and three other related sections of Bill 156, the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020. These proclamations will ensure the safety… Read More

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, have published a list of more than 75 food and food processing projects funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Approximately $5.4 million in projects have been approved, covering improving food safety, increasing labour productivity, and enabling better access to… Read More

Bunge Limited is investing C$30 million in a plant-based protein production facility that’s under construction in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The multinational agribusiness is acquiring a minority stake in Merit Functional Foods, which is slated to begin producing novel pea and canola protein ingredients for human consumption at its new plant by December of this year. “We’re… Read More

Terry Duguid, parliamentary secretary to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, minister of economic development and official languages, and minister responsible for western economic diversification Canada (WD), announced more than $2.6 million in federal funding for the Food Processing Development Centre in Leduc, Alta. This investment will support the installation of equipment specifically focused on supporting companies… Read More

 

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