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26 May 2020
View news from Canada Canada issues update on COVID-19 assistance available to farmers
Minister Bibeau clarifies the financial supports available to Canada's farmers after CEBA expansion. ...
13 May 2020
View news from Canada Neogen Viroxide Super granted Canadian approval to fight COVID-19
Neogen Corporation announced that Health Canada has granted temporary approval for Neogen to supply Neogen Viroxide Super disinfectant to aid in the country’s fight against COVID-19....
12 May 2020
View news from Canada Alberta announces additional supports for agriculture sector
As COVID-19 continues to cause mass disruptions to Canada's agriculture industry, the Government of Alberta is introducing a series of new AgriRecovery supports to help farmers and ranchers....
11 May 2020
View news from Canada Cargill idles beef plant in Quebec due to COVID-19
Cargill announced on Sunday that it would temporarily shut a meat-processing plant in Quebec, Canada after 64 workers tested positive for the coronavirus....
View news from Canada Trudeau cautions that premature reopening could send Canada “back into confinement”
Prime Minister Trudeau warns that if provinces more too quickly to reopen their economies, second wave COVID-19 infections could send the country “back into confinement this summer.”...
08 May 2020
View news from Canada North American cattle market contracts sharply, leaving retailers at a loose end
As COVID-19 shutters slaughterhouses and processing plants, cattle are left on-farm, leaving retailers hungry for beef....
06 May 2020
View news from Canada Canada approves one tenth of the requested COVID-19 aid for agriculture sector
Canada will invest $252 million CAD to help farmers and food processors weather the coronavirus slump....
04 May 2020
View news from Canada As coronavirus infections rise in meat plants, Canada lets companies decide when to close
Reporting from Reuters finds that Canada’s public health officials are allowing decisions on meat plant closures to be made by packing companies, despite provincial authority to enforce stoppages....
30 April 2020
View news from Canada Cargill plans to restart Alberta beef plant on 4 May
After closing a beef processing plant in High River, Alberta due to hundreds of coronavirus infections, Cargill says it will reopen the facility as of 4 May....
22 April 2020
View news from Canada Canada will not experience beef shortages, but prices may creep up due to coronavirus
Though Canada has had to slow down and shutter operations at meat-packing plants, the government does not anticipate a beef shortage – but prices may rise....
21 April 2020
View news from Canada Alberta issues a response plan to protect workers in food processing plants
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the provincial and federal governments, beef industry and worker representatives have developed a plan to respond to confirmed cases of coronavirus in food processing plants....
View news from Canada Cargill temporarily idles beef plant in Alberta as workers test positive for coronavirus
After hundreds of workers are infected with COVID-19, Cargill idles its beef plant in High River, Alberta....
15 April 2020
View news from Canada Cargill reduces beef output at Alberta plant as COVID-19 spreads
Cargill Ltd has reduced production at one of Canada’s biggest beef-packing plants after dozens of workers tested positive for coronavirus....
30 March 2020
View news from Canada Canadian beef plant suspends slaughter after worker tests positive for COVID-19
Harmony Beef, a beef packing plant in Alberta, halted slaughter on Friday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus....
24 March 2020
View news from Canada Canada announces measures to shield the agri-food sector from coronavirus fallout
Prime Minister Trudeau announces support for farmers and agri-food businesses under Canada’s response to COVID-19 pandemic. ...
29 February 2020
View news from Canada AHDB targets Canadian hospitality sector
Quality beef, lamb and pork from the UK will be in the spotlight when AHDB exhibits at the Restaurants Canada Show this weekend....
20 February 2020
View news from Canada Canada's House of Commons expected to approve USMCA by Easter
The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is confident the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be approved by the House of Commons by Easter....
19 February 2020
View news from Canada Results are in on Alberta’s farmer-led research
The Provincial Government of Alberta spent January consulting with Alberta’s farmers about the role research plays in the agriculture sector. ...
05 December 2019
View news from Canada Canadians Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with Scotch Beef PGI
CANADA - One of Scotland’s most iconic foods, Scotch Beef PGI, has taken centre stage at a celebratory event in Canada to celebrate St Andrew’s Day....
08 November 2019
View news from Canada Winter Feeding Cost Comparison – Hay vs. Alternative Feeds
Fall has arrived, and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. ...
07 November 2019
View news from Canada Hot Topic: Canadian Environmental Policy
Environment and environmental policy continue to be hot topics of discussion in both public and political forums. Environmental sustainability is of course of the utmost priority to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the producers it represents,...
06 November 2019
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Trade to China Resumed
Effective immediately, Canadian meat export certificates to China will be resumed, according to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). ...
08 October 2019
View news from Canada Learning Mode: Why McDonald's is testing the P.L.T.
By now you’ve probably heard that McDonald’s started testing a plant-based burger for a limited time, in select restaurants in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. ...
03 September 2019
View news from Canada Anthrax Outbreak Kills Livestock in Saskatchewan
CANADA - Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture says seven farm animals are dead due to anthrax....
23 July 2019
View news from Canada Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2019
CANADA - The Government of Canada yesterday released an initial list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2019 due to extreme weather conditions....
12 July 2019
View news from Canada Govt Investing in Future of Canadian Beef
CANADA - This week, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, attended the Calgary Stampede where she announced an investment of $8.3 million for six projects that will help support Canada’s world-class beef industry. ...
04 July 2019
View news from Canada Canadian Govt Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Pork, Beef Sector Stakeholders
CANADA - Canada is one of the world’s largest agriculture and agri-food exporters, that sends about half of its domestic food and agricultural production worth over $65 billion to more than 180 countries worldwide. ...
01 July 2019
View news from Canada Dry Conditions Get Manitoba Beef Producers Worried About Livestock Feed
CANADA - Dry conditions in the province have some Manitoba beef producers worried about how they will feed their cattle. ...
 
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