The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food along with the Minister of International Trade Diversification met with leaders of various Canadian pork and meat organizations earlier this week to discuss the latest in trade woes with China. “We are working closely with farmers, industry, provinces and exporters to restore market access to China as quickly as… Read More

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… Read More

Agriculture ministers from the countries who make up the G20 traveled to Niigata, Japan, this week, including Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. The purpose of the meeting for Canada’s ag minister is to build stronger relationships with trading partners, to help grow the nation’s economy, and to create good, well-paying jobs for Canadian… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has confirmed with RealAgriculture, two Canadian pork exporters have had their permits suspended. The news broke late Wednesday and so far the Agriculture Minister isn’t aware of any other permit agriculture related suspensions at this time other than two canola exporters. The minister says the reason for the suspensions… Read More

The Saskatchewan government is calling on the federal government to stick to their word when it comes to the Advanced Payment Program (APP) for farmers. On Tuesday, Premier Scott Moe wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining a letter he sent last month and the need for changes to the APP, especially during… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has had to make some changes to cabinet, following the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould (and subsequent testimony regarding the SNC-Lavalin controversy) from the Veterans Affairs post. Now former Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay has been moved to Veteran Affairs, while Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie was shuffled… Read More

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food has returned from his roughly two-week trip to China. The trip was to strengthen trade relations and increase market access. Lawrence MacAulay headed overseas to also attend and lead Canada’s delegation to the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. There, more than 100,000 people visited the Canadian pavilion… Read More

Brand new this year, China will be hosting its International Import Expo (CIIE). Ministers and trade partners from all over the world will be at this event, which is partnered with the World Trade Organization, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Organizers say the aim for the… Read More

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay kicked off the second leg of his “Growing Canadian Agriculture” tour today in Mara, B.C. by meeting with organic farmers. MacAulay announced an $8.3 million commitment to the Organic Federation of Canada at his first stop. The organic research cluster, which will receive an additional $4.4 million in industry contributions, will focus… Read More