Organizations coming together to introduce youth to careers across the agrifood sector

Protein Industries Canada announced an investment into a program that will introduce youth in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to the career opportunities available to them in the plant-protein, agrifood and…
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Organizations coming together to introduce youth to careers across the agrifood sector

Protein Industries Canada announced an investment into a program that will introduce youth in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to the career opportunities available to ...

New committee to add international perspectives to Ontario livestock research

An international group of experts is bringing global research knowledge and networks to Ontario’s livestock industry Livestock Research Innovation Corporation Livestock Research Innovation Corporation ...

Philippines plans to triple pork imports as local prices soar

The Philippines is aiming to triple pork imports this year, the agriculture minister said on Monday, after domestic prices jumped more than 50% from ...

Cooperation, Coordination, Communication, Key to ASF Preparedness

The Swine Health Information Center credits sector wide cooperation for helping the North American pork industry prepare for and defend against African Swine Fever ...

Processing capacity continues to weigh on Ontario beef industry

While the beef industry in Grey-Bruce weathered 2020 and the challenges that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, work continues to address concerns around packing ...

Meat Processing COVID-19 cases five times lower

New analysis of independent data for 2020 show that COVID-19 infection rates amongst U.S. meat and poultry workers were five times lower in December ...

Understanding agriculture and food trade: An FCC overview

Canada is a trading nation, especially in agriculture and food, where we grow and produce more than we can consume domestically. In 2019, Canada ...

2021 Expected to Be More Profitable for Pork Producers than 2020

The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services says early indications are that 2021 will be a much more profitable year for pork ...

Smithfield Foods prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to U.S. employees

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, said on Wednesday it is actively preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to employees and has medical capabilities ...

Live Cattle Futures sag as Wall Street retreats

U.S. live cattle futures fell more than 2% on Monday, pressured by ample beef supplies and fund-driven selling as Wall Street equities declined Reuters ...

Online Food Delivery Market to Hit $151.5B in Revenue and 1.6B users in 2021, a 10% Jump in a Year

The COVID-19 lockdown shut down restaurants and dining rooms across the world, causing huge revenue losses for the businesses in this market by Jastra ...

China meat association calls for exporters to disinfect shipments to prevent COVID-19

Chinese meat importers and processors have called on exporters in countries with COVID-19 outbreaks to step up checks on shipments before they are sent ...

The Pandemic changed how and what we eat. Will that stick in 2021?

There were moments, early in the pandemic, when Joseph Musillami wasn’t sure how the family business would make it by  Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz- Chicago Tribune  ...

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Organizations coming together to introduce youth to careers across the agrifood sector

Protein Industries Canada announced an investment into a program that will introduce youth in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to the career opportunities available to them in the plant-protein, agrifood and…

New committee to add international perspectives to Ontario livestock research

An international group of experts is bringing global research knowledge and networks to Ontario’s livestock industry Livestock Research Innovation Corporation Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC)’s International Research Advisory Committee will…

Philippines plans to triple pork imports as local prices soar

The Philippines is aiming to triple pork imports this year, the agriculture minister said on Monday, after domestic prices jumped more than 50% from a year earlier as African swine…

Cooperation, Coordination, Communication, Key to ASF Preparedness

The Swine Health Information Center credits sector wide cooperation for helping the North American pork industry prepare for and defend against African Swine Fever By Bruce Cochrane – FarmScape Online…

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In wake of decision to kill Keystone XL, Biden’s first foreign-leader call will be to Trudeau

If Joe Biden’s decision to kill off Keystone XL is supposed to sound the death knell for Canada-U.S. relations, you wouldn’t know it from the newly minted president’s call sheet…

Engaging the Biden administration on trade will be key to Canada’s long-term economic fortunes, shows latest RSM Canada report

As Canada tackles its most serious wave of the COVID-19 pandemic to date, and its biggest trading partner – the United States – is set to introduce a new President…

Joint Statement from the 2021 Federal-Provincial -Territorial Agriculture Ministerial Co-Chairs on Proposed Changes to the AgriStability Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged farmers in unprecedented ways. From labour, to housing, to processing issues, every aspect of farming has been impacted by the pandemic Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada…

Chinese pork output beats expectations in 2020

China’s pork output fell less than expected last year as it recovered from the impact of an incurable hog disease that depleted breeding stock, official data showed on Monday Reuters…

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Organizations coming together to introduce youth to careers across the agrifood sector

Protein Industries Canada announced an investment into a program that will introduce youth in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to the career opportunities available to them in the plant-protein, agrifood and digital agriculture sectors   Part of a $2 million co-investment with the Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI), national STEM outreach charity Actua and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), the project is intended to help address the agriculture ...

New committee to add international perspectives to Ontario livestock research

An international group of experts is bringing global research knowledge and networks to Ontario’s livestock industry Livestock Research Innovation Corporation Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC)’s International Research Advisory Committee will advise the organization on issues, practices and developments across Canada and around the world related to the livestock industry value chain.  The eight-member committee is chaired by Jim White, a consultant and former animal health industry executive who is also ...

Philippines plans to triple pork imports as local prices soar

The Philippines is aiming to triple pork imports this year, the agriculture minister said on Monday, after domestic prices jumped more than 50% from a year earlier as African swine fever decimated hog populations Reuters The Southeast Asian country, the world's seventh-biggest pork importer before local demand fell due to the pandemic, plans to lift purchases to 162,000 tonnes, Agriculture Secretary William Dar told a media briefing. The Philippines mainly ...

Cooperation, Coordination, Communication, Key to ASF Preparedness

The Swine Health Information Center credits sector wide cooperation for helping the North American pork industry prepare for and defend against African Swine Fever By Bruce Cochrane - FarmScape Online "ASF Research: An Update from the USA" was discussed last week as part of a Swine Innovation Pork seminar on African Swine Fever preparedness. Swine Health Information Center Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg says the Canadian Pork Council, the provincial ...

Processing capacity continues to weigh on Ontario beef industry

While the beef industry in Grey-Bruce weathered 2020 and the challenges that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, work continues to address concerns around packing capacity in the province by Rob Gowan - Post Media Rob Lipsett, president of Beef Farmers of Ontario, participated in Beef Day at Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week on Wednesday, where he said finding solutions to address the lack of processing capacity continues to be top priority ...

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