Industry

Canadian farmers reap record profits as crop prices soar

Canadian farmers reaped record profits last year and are on track to do the same this year, the federal agriculture ministry said on Thursday, as prices for its top crops…

The Real Dirt on Farming in the Classroom

A successful partnership between Farm & Food Care (FFC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) has led to the completion of a national classroom resource designed to give students…

Wholesale liquor pricing will go a long way to help revive B.C. restaurant industry

Restaurants Canada welcomes today’s announcement from the B.C. government confirming that the province will permanently allow licensed hospitality businesses to purchase beer, wine and spirits at wholesale prices as promised…

Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day And Beef Producers Who Safeguard The Environment

Today, we celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day. Canadian beef farmers raise cattle, produce nutritious beef, provide jobs, and create economic value, making the beef sector an important part of Canada’s agriculture…

Farmers From Kansas to Alabama Have Never Dealt With Weather Like This

Brutal winter weather continued to batter the U.S. agriculture industry, as companies and farmers contended with snow, ice and cold temperatures that disrupted processing, snarled transport and killed livestock across…

Restaurants Canada Partners with Uber Eats To Distribute $1M To Restaurants Across Canada

Restaurants Canada is partnering with Uber Eats to provide $1 Million in grants to independently-owned restaurants across Canada as part of the Uber Eats “Eat Local Relief Effort” Newswire With…

FCC survey shows more Canadians are looking to buy Canadian since pandemic

Canadians are more likely to look for Canadian food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic according to a new survey by Farm Credit Canada (FCC)  Farm Credit Canada (FCC)…

Olymel announces the temporary closing of its Red Deer plant in Alberta

Olymel management is announcing the temporary closing of its hog slaughtering, cutting and deboning plant in Red Deer, Alberta   Despite the testing protocols and sanitary measures already in place,…

Use of Illegal ASF Vaccines in China Causing Worldwide Concern

The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says the use of illegal vaccines to deal with African Swine Fever in China is cause for concern worldwide by Bruce…

It’s Not About Steak

The world’s first 3-D-printed ribeye steak was unveiled this week by an Israeli start-up focused on cultured meat technology. Lab grown meat, much like the plant-based products that have already…

TrustBIX Blog: Why Food Sustainability Matters and How to Support It

The word “sustainable” has several definitions; however, the most substantial one was put forth in 1987 by the United Nations’ Commission on sustainable development: “Sustainable development meets the needs of…

Researchers Evaluate Potential of Video to Help Improve Pork Quality

Researchers with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine have found using body cameras, similar to those used by police, offers a viable option for swine barn workers to support remote…

Canadian Beef Producers Make $2.9 Million Investment In Research And Technology Transfer

More than $2.9 million dollars will be invested by beef producers into new research and technology transfer projects in 2021 through the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off Beef Cattle Research Council…

Olymel Announces Investment to Increase Production Capacity

Olymel management today announced an investment of $9 million to set up a second shift at its Ange-Gardien (formerly F.Ménard) hog slaughtering, cutting and deboning plant in Montérégie-Est, Quebec This investment…

New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Cargill meat plant in Alberta — site of Canada’s largest outbreak

The site of the largest COVID-19 outbreak in Canada is now facing a new spate of cases while Cargill is facing criminal investigation and a class-action lawsuit for their earlier…

Winter disease surge hampers China’s hog production recovery

A surge in hog disease outbreaks this winter in China, the world’s biggest pork producer, will slow the industry’s rapid recovery since the African swine fever contagion three years ago,…

Watch FCC’s Forum with great Canadians

Need a break this winter? Watch FCC’s latest forum on YouTube  Farm Credit Canada (FCC) In this special edition, we’re sharing the recording from our recent FCC Forum with great…

Canada’s Agriculture Day celebrates nation’s trusted food system

Join the nation in celebrating Canada’s Ag Day on February 23. This year the day will bring together leaders from major food and agriculture companies in a fireside chat that…

Changes to Canadian Hog Pricing Formulas Improve Producer Profitability

Changes in the way Canadian pork processors value the hogs they purchase have reduced volatility within the market and improved the profitability of producers  by Bruce Cochrane – FarmScape Online…

Impossible Foods cuts faux meat prices by 20% at grocery stores

Impossible Foods said on Tuesday it would cut the prices of its faux meat patties by 20% at U.S. grocery stores as the plant-based protein maker ramps up production with…

Our February Issue

In our February issue we feature a Q&A with software giant, Beekeeper, and how their frontline communication platform is gaining a foothold in the meat processing industry; Olymel Announces new production capacity; take a look at Canada’s Agriculture day; Food safety funding in Ontario; the state of U.S. farms; Ontario Turkey producers present some new tools; why sustainability matters, and much, much more.