Tag: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Branding Your Farm Can Make a Difference

What do consumers think of Canadian farmers? Recent studies tell us that consumers appreciate and respect farmers’ efforts to produce healthy, affordable, safe food for Canadians. But to maintain the strength of the Canadian farm brand and consumers’ trust, farmers must continue to be brand champions for their own farms and their industry, says Len… Read more »

Dairy Farmers of Canada Keeping a Low Profile, Monitoring NAFTA Rumblings

While the U.S. dairy industry has raised its voice in calling on the Trump administration to pressure Canada into allowing more dairy imports, Dairy Farmers of Canada has kept a relatively quiet profile over the last few months. The national dairy producer group appears to have chosen to stay out of the spotlight with Canada’s… Read more »

Ottawa Offering Dairy Sector $350 Million to Soften Impact from Canada-EU Trade Deal

The federal government is committing $350 million to helping the dairy sector adjust to increased import competition under the Canada-European Union trade deal (CETA). Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced two new programs at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa on Thursday. $250 million over five years will be made available to producers to update their… Read more »

Dairy Farmers Rally to Have Import Concerns Addressed

Wearing blue t-shirts that read “Canadian milk matters,” dairy farmers from across Ontario and Quebec rallied on Parliament Hill on Thursday. The event was organized to show support for supply management and to bring attention to a basket of import-related concerns, explains Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) president Wally Smith, in the interview below. “We don’t… Read more »

Dairy Farmers of Canada Launch proAction Sustainability Initiative

The Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) officially launched their sustainability initiative this week in Ottawa. The initiative, called proAction, includes national standards for milk quality, food safety, animal care, traceability, biosecurity and the environment. It’s a way to showcase what the industry’s strengths, while also encouraging constant progress and improvement. “As dairy farmers, we are… Read more »

Dairy Funding Focuses on Forage and Fat

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced Thursday it will spend $1.75 million on research to enhance the energy of forage crops and study the impact dairy products like cheese have on human cardio-vascular health. The investment is part of the Canadian government’s Dairy Research Cluster, which was launched in 2013. As part of the Growing… Read more »

‘Blue Cow Spirit’ Coming to Canadian Dairy XPO

The Canadian Dairy XPO and Dairy Farmers of Canada are teaming up to encourage producers to embrace the Blue Cow symbol to show support for their industry. The Blue Cow Spirit Campaign will see gate admission to the CDX reduced to $15 and producers attending the show will be encouraged to wear Canadian Milk’s Blue… Read more »

TPP Result “A Best Case Scenario” Considering Context: Dairy Farmers of Canada President

Considering opening up supply management was described by some countries as Canada’s price of admission into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the result of the TPP negotiations announced on Monday was a “best case scenario,” according to the head of Dairy Farmers of Canada. After spending the last week in Atlanta for the final round of TPP talks,… Read more »

Canadian Ag Exporters Counting on Canada’s Participation in TPP — CAFTA’s Perspective from Atlanta

Trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are expected to arrive in Atlanta today with the goal of concluding the trade deal. Both the domestic and export-oriented sectors of Canadian agriculture are well-represented at the meetings, which started at the chief negotiator level on Sunday. “The Trans-Pacific Partnership right now for us is… Read more »

Dairy Farmers of Canada Hires New Executive Director

Dairy Farmers of Canada has announced the appointment of Caroline Emond as the agency’s new executive director. Emond is a lawyer and lobbyist with over 20 years of experience in political and trade files in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. She worked for DFC from 1998 to 2006 as Assistant Director, International Trade and as Permanent Representative… Read more »

Domino’s Pizza Commits To Using 100% Canadian Cheese

The little blue cow symbol that appears on products made with 100 percent Canadian milk will now be seen on pizza boxes from Domino’s Pizza of Canada. The pizza chain announced a partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada today that includes a commitment to using cheese made from 100 percent Canadian milk. “Domino’s decision to only… Read more »

Conference Board of Canada Cries Over Supply-Managed Milk

In the last week, discussions surrounding supply management in the Canadian dairy sector have lit up again, thanks largely to the Conference Board of Canada’s recent report entitled “Reforming Dairy Supply Management: The Case for Growth.” In it, the Conference Board, a not-for-profit research organization, argues for a three-point reform and, ultimately, the demise of… Read more »

Cheese Imports to Double, Beef & Pork to Move to EU if Trade Deal is Finalized

The National Post is reporting that the comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) negotiations with the European Union have moved forward following Canada’s commitment to double cheese imports to 30,000 tonnes per year in exchange for added access to Europe’s beef and pork markets. The deal is not done of course, but, if the quoted… Read more »