Tag: CCA

John Masswohl Discusses NCBA Trilateral Meeting on NAFTA

It is no secret that this is a big week at NCBA in Nashville for the Canadian, U.S., and Mexican beef industry. Trade is on tap in every meeting or side conversation throughout the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center. Wednesday morning, February 1, officials and invited guests from all three countries gathered for the annual NCBA trilateral… Read more »

Corn School: Zone Banding Helps Manage Phosphorus Run-off

Talk of banding versus broadcasting nutrients is likely to become a much bigger conversation as Ontario works to reduce the impact farm phosphorous on the Great Lakes. In this Corn School episode, Purdue University professor Tony Vyn offers insights on why he feels farmers should consider banding nutrients as apposed to broadcasting. While attending the… Read more »

Demand Growing for Certified Crop Advisors

More than 280 Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) jammed into a London, Ontario hotel last week to talk agronomy, information and regulation. It was the largest turnout ever for the Ontario Certified Crop Advisors Association annual meeting since the event began 13 years ago. The province currently has 545 active CCAs and the number is expected… Read more »

New 4R Designation for Ontario CCAs

Next August, Ontario Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) will have an opportunity to write an exam that will grant them a new 4R Nutrient Management Certification. The new certification will be based on the 4R nutrient best management practice philosophy – Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place – and is designed to enhance CCAs’… Read more »

CCA President, Martin Unrau Provides an Update on the Activities of CCA – Nov 2014

At the Canfax Market Forum I was able to catch up with the Canadian Cattlemen Association President Martin Unrau to get an update on the recent activities of the CCA in the last year. Obviously mandatory country of origin labeling MCOOL and CETA have captured much of the time. If you cannot see the above… Read more »

Saskatchewan Ranch Receives 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award

Sandy Arrow Ranch of Saskatchewan was recently announced as the 2013 recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA), according to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. The ranch, operated by Allen and Lillian Patkau, received the national honour at the CCA Semi-Annual Meeting in London, ON., going on this week. Sandy Arrow Ranch is located east of… Read more »

John Masswohl: Why CCA is Helping Sue the US government Over Mandatory COOL

As everyone is hearing from the news this morning regarding the lawsuit against the US Government for the possible unconstitutional components of COOL, this is very much apart of a multi pronged attack against the legislation. Who better to talk to an hour after the launch of the legal battle than John Masswohl, Canadian Cattlemans… Read more »

John Masswohl on Expanding Canadian Beef to the EU and Korea Soon

Many Canadian cattle people have been urging CCA and the Canadian cattle industry to try and focus more on developing other markets than just the United States. With issues like mandatory COOL in place in the Unites States, other trade partners are needed so that the Canadian beef industry is not just a one trick… Read more »

How Do We Make the U.S. Care about COOL? More with John Masswohl

It’s tough being a small fish in a big pond. In this case, Canada’s beef industry is that minnow in the giant ocean that is the U.S. beef industry. Or perhaps that’s not fair — it would seem the big hiccup with the entire mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) fiasco is that, according to… Read more »

CCA Plans to Reactivate Irradiation Petition with Health Canada

In 1998, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association brought forward a petition to Health Canada to amend regulations so that irradiation of ground beef  could be used in Canada. The scientific review proving the safety and efficacy of the bacteria-killing process was completed by Health Canada. The petition moved to step one of a two step process… Read more »

Canada Continues to Battle US COOL Legislation – Martin Unrau, CCA President

If you cannot seee the above embedded audio player, Click Here This morning I talked to Martin Unrau, President of the Canadian Cattlemans Association about his recent trip to Washington, DC to lobby for the repeal of the US mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) legislation. As Martin Unrau mentions in the interview, groups like the… Read more »

Two (Imperfect) Tools in the Fight Against E. Coli

Did you know there is a cattle vaccine that “aids in the reduction of shedding of E. coli O157”? If your first thought is, “Then why do we still have E. coli contamination?” you’re not alone. The fact is, although Canadian beef producers have been instrumental in supporting work to find a solution to E…. Read more »