Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a co-investment into the second phase of Canada’s National Index on Agri-Food Performance, alongside partners Pulse Canada and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan. The National Index on Agri-Food Performance is focused on developing a set of sustainability indicators and metrics related to… Read More

On Canada’s Ag Day 2022, federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, named the 12 organizations that will administer the $183.4 million On-Farm Climate Action Fund, originally announced in the summer of 2021. The fund is designated for projects that tackle three practices: cover crops, nitrogen management, and rotational grazing. Funding may be used… Read More

British Columbia farmers who suffered extraordinary damages during November’s devastating floods will have access to up to $228 million in federal-provincial government support. Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Lana Popham, B.C.’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, announced the Canada-BC Flood Recovery for Food Security Program on Monday. The program will… Read More

The federal and Manitoba governments are expanding the list of expenses covered under the drought relief program that helps livestock producers purchase and haul feed for their animals. The Livestock Feed and Transportation Drought Assistance program was originally announced in August 2021, with funding to help producers purchase, transport, and test feed to maintain their… Read More

The federal agriculture minister remains fully committed to her government’s cross-border vaccination mandate for truck drivers, despite pressure from some industry groups and provinces to loosen the requirement to reduce the impact it’s having on specific supply chains. While there’s been much discussion about the direct effect the mandate could potentially have on grocery prices,… Read More

Five federal ministers hosted a National Supply Chain Summit January 31st to discuss the challenges facing Canada’s supply chain and to identify potential solutions to ensure that what Canadians need reach their households as quickly as possible. Participants for this initial event included representation of Canadian organizations including business associations, manufacturers, exporters associations, as well… Read More

Canada has quietly joined a coalition of countries promoting “sustainable productivity growth” in agriculture. The Sustainable Productivity Growth Coalition for Food Security and Resource Conservation, known as the SPG Coalition, was first championed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021. The coalition’s stated goal is to “accelerate… Read More

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced the 18 semi-finalists selected under the Novel Technologies Streams to find new solutions to food waste. According to AAFC, every year over half of Canada’s food supply is wasted, and nearly $50 billion of that wasted food is avoidable. “Every single submission we… Read More

South Korea has announced it will end its almost month-long ban on buying Canadian beef. The ban lasted almost one month, after an atypical case of BSE was reported in a beef cow on an Alberta farm Dec. 17, 2021. South Korea closed its doors to Canadian beef on Dec. 21. This morning, South Korea… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued mandate letters to his ministers, outlining the Liberal government’s priorities for the session of Parliament that started last month. The letters were made public on Thursday (Dec. 16), 51 days after the cabinet was sworn in, and the second last day of sitting in the House of Commons before… Read More

There are an estimated 100 million pounds of hay pledged to the Hay West ’21 initiative waiting for a ride west from the Maritimes, Quebec, and Ontario. The federal minister of agriculture, Marie-Claude Bibeau, on Wednesday (Dec. 15) pledged up to $3 million in support for the program to help cover the cost of hay… Read More

 

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