It’s not often that the federal agriculture minister gets together in one room with opposing critics to talk about agriculture. Ahead of the 43rd election, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) held an agriculture leaders debate where the four main parties — the Conservative Party of Canada, Green Party, Liberal Party, and NDP — stand… Read More

In an effort to support the growing agriculture industry, more than $700,000 will be given to two programs that support leadership among young Canadian farmers. The Canadian Young Farmers Forum (CYFF) will receive $616,627 while Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program will receive $100,925. The money, announced on Wednesday, falls under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriCompetiveness… Read More

During the third day of the Canadian Pulse and Special Crops Convention, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced $1.6 million will be given to Pulse Canada. The money comes from the AgriAssurance Program. “Our industry is committed to innovation in products and services to increase markets for Canadian pulses, which deliver consistent quality,… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Friday morning the federal government will compensate supply-managed dairy producers following the ratification of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). “Today’s announcement shows how much our government respects our producers and believes in the supply… Read More

Canada Pork International (CPI) has received $6 million from the federal government to grow its pork exports in priority markets. “AgriMarketing funding is fundamental to Canada Pork International programs and services. It supports CPI’s growth and demand building programs globally as well as the sales development efforts from our members,” says Martin Lavoie, president, and… Read More

What do honey, olive oil, and organic food have in common? They’re high on the list of food fraud cases in Canada. Food fraud, defined as mislabeling and misrepresentation of food products to deceive consumers or create unfair competition, may cost the global food industry between $10 and $15 billion per year, affecting about 10%… Read More