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Traceability Partnership Supports Animal Health on Prince Edward Island

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CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Sep 10, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry signed an information sharing agreement today that will make it easier to locate livestock in an emergency. "The ability to zero in on an animal that may be […]

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West Hawk Lake Facility Closing For Good

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The West Hawk Lake livestock check point is closing for good due to lack of funding. The checkpoint was temporarily closed earlier this year. It is located on the Trans-Canada highway on the Manitoba-Ontario border and collected data on livestock moving across the country. This site was the only road linking the eastern and western […]

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Agriculture Ministers Focus on Innovation and Competitiveness at Annual Meeting

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 19, 2013 – Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agriculture Ministers wrapped up their annual meeting which focused on the potential of Growing Forward 2 to spur innovation and market growth in Canada’s agriculture, agri food and agri-products sector. “Growing Forward 2 is an exciting step forward for our innovative Canadian […]

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Canadian Pork Council: US flouting of WTO Ruling on COOL shocking and appalling

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Ottawa, May 23, 2013 – The United States was required to come into compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations in relation to the WTO dispute on its country-of-origin labelling (COOL) regulations today, May 23. The US has not done so. The Canadian Pork Council considers that the USDA revised COOL rule which takes […]

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CPC Statement on the Release of the 2013 Federal Budget

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The Federal Budget released by the Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty on Thursday afternoon outlined the Federal government’s continued commitment to innovation, competitiveness, market development and regulatory cooperation with the United States.   These are priorities for our industry and the Canadian Pork Council. “The Canadian swine industry is very supportive of expanding trade and cooperation […]

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Conference Board offers Second Canadian Food Summit

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The Conference Board of Canada will host its second summit in Toronto April 9-10.  Discussions include "Creating smarter, safer supply chains through tracability." Read more

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Meat Industry Hits Out Over US COOL Proposal

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Meat producers in Canada and the US have reacted furiously to the US government's proposal for changes to its country-of-origin labelling (COOL) laws. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a proposed rule to modify its COOL legislation on Friday.  The rule would modify the labelling provisions for muscle-cut commodities to require the origin destinations […]

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Zone Canada-West Hawk Lake Temporarily Closes

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"This closure is simply due to financial circumstances in our major funding programs and we are very hopeful our operations will be up-and-running again shortly," said coordinator Marcie Woods.  Members of the Zoning Committee have prepared a strong business case calling for continued funding under the new Growing Forward 2 programs and are encouraged that […]

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Canadian Pork Council Annual Report – 2012

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The Canadian Pork Council presents its first annual report.  Download PDF  

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Reports: 2013 Positive for Ag Sector

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2013 is looking good for Canada’s farmers, according to three new reports released this week by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Canada’s Farm Income Forecast for 2012 and 2013, the Medium Term Outlook for Canadian Agriculture and the Farm Income, Financial Conditions and Government Assistance Data Book, 2012, provide an overview of the financial and market […]

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