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

Just days before the G20 Osaka Summit is set to take place, China has banned all Canadian meat exports. According to the Chinese Embassy in Canada, the investigation into last week’s Ractopamine findings “revealed that the official veterinary health certificates attached to the batch of pork exported to China were counterfeit” and reflects “obvious safety… Read More

Following consultation with the food and agriculture industries along with individual Canadians, the federal government has announced the first-ever national food policy for Canada. The policy seeks to address reliable access to healthy food, especially for children, and to reduce food waste, according to a press release. Canadian food waste tips the scales at more… Read More

As tensions remain high between China and North American countries, it appears as though China will be taking another step to strengthen inspections of imported meat from Canada. The news broke Tuesday afternoon from RealAg Radio regular, Kelsey Johnson of Reuters. In her article, she points out: A Canadian agriculture ministry notice seen by Reuters… Read More

The Government of Canada is supporting the work of the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) with an $8.24 million contribution, provided under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), and AgriScience Program Clusters. The financial backing will be in addition to $3.78 million invested by the poultry industry. Funds will go towards addressing threats to the poultry… 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

Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-food minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau says she met with China’s Agriculture Minister Han Changfu while at the G20 agricultural ministers’ meeting held at Niigata, Japan, last week. When speaking to Minister Han, she expressed Canada is “increasingly troubled” by the lack of evidence provided to Canada regarding the pests of concern in relation… 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

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced 4-H Canada will receive up to $3 million over three years for the development and delivery of innovative programs and initiatives across Canada. The funding comes from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) AgriCompetitiveness program. Minister Bibeau made the announcement to a group of 70 4-H youth… 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