Industry

Worst ever bird flu crisis in Europe raises risks for next season

Europe has experienced its worst bird flu crisis ever this year with nearly 50 million poultry culled, and the persistence of the virus over the summer has raised the risk…

Florida farmers scramble to reach cattle after Hurricane Ian

Farmers in Florida rushed to reach their cattle on Thursday after trees downed by Hurricane Ian broke fences used to contain the animals and rain from the fierce storm flooded…

P.E.I. dairy farmers grappling with mangled, destroyed barns

Kevin Jewell considers it a miracle he didn’t lose a cow after powerful winds from Fiona ripped open his barn and crumpled the steel frame      by Alexandre Silberman…

Stepped Up Transport Biosecurity Critical Heading into Fall

The Manager of the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is advising pork producers to pay particularly close attention to transport biosecurity heading into the fall      by Bruce…

Smithfield Foods to pay $75 million in pork price-fixing settlement

Smithfield Foods Inc has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit by consumers who accused the meat producer and several competitors of conspiring to inflate prices in the…

America’s meat companies fill the “protein gap” to help end hunger in the United States

Aligned with the Biden administration’s goal of ending hunger in the United States and with the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the North American Meat Institute and…

Storm Fiona batters Canada’s eastern fisheries and farms

Powerful storm Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern fishing and farm industries over the weekend, smashing wharves, food processing plants and barns that will take months to repair    by Rod…

The Re-Seasoning Coalition launches to increase Black representation within the foodservice industry

The foodservice industry needs to attract, retain and promote Black employees       The Re-Seasoning Coalition (TRSC), a non-profit initiative dedicated to helping achieve greater representation for Black Canadians…

Swiss reject initiative to ban factory farming

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a proposal to ban factory farming in a referendum on whether the wealthy country’s strict animal welfare laws need to be tightened yet further  …

CAFTA issues statement marking five years of free trade with the European Union

Dan Darling, President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA), issued the statement below marking the fifth anniversary of the Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)     Canadian Agri-food…

FCC Report: Forecast improves for food and beverage processing

The outlook for food and beverage processors remains positive amid economic conditions that have shifted from the start of the year, according to the Food and Beverage Report mid-year update…

Chicken farmers brace for more cases of avian influenza as wild birds migrate

Alberta chicken farmers are bracing for a second wave of avian flu infection this fall as the death toll among the province’s flocks has surpassed one million     by…

CME live cattle firm on strong cash trade

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle strengthened on Tuesday, underpinned by strong cash markets and tight supplies of market-ready cattle, though recession fears limit gains, traders said    by Christopher Walljasper…

Agriculture Wellness Ontario Launches with Three Free Farming Mental Health Programs

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture are proud to announce Agriculture Wellness Ontario, a suite of programs designed to ensure farmers are getting…

Restaurants Canada Reports Continued Bumps in the Road to Recovery

Restaurants Canada’s annual Foodservice Facts guide highlights the post-pandemic aftershocks as businesses look to reset, revive and redefine the foodservice industry       Restaurants Canada, the voice of foodservice,…

BCRC’s Year in Review Report

Do you ever wonder how your Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off research dollars are used?     Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) The Beef Cattle Research Council’s 2021-2022 Year in Review…

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

Some U.S. railroads will start halting crop shipments on Thursday, a day ahead of a potential work stoppage, an agricultural association and sources at two grain cooperatives said on Tuesday,…

AFG breaks ground on Missouri Beef Plant

American Foods Group, LLC (AFG) broke ground Monday on its $800 million state-of-the-art beef harvest facility in Warren County, MO. AFG says the plant will process 2,400 head of cattle…

ASF Vaccine Use Suspended Pending Investigation of Deaths of Vaccinated Pigs

The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says, despite the suspension of use of a new African Swine Fever vaccine in Vietnam, progress is still being made  …

CME: Lean hog futures weaken

Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures eased on Monday as the U.S. Agriculture Department lifted its forecast for domestic pork production and lowered its price outlook for pigs for this…

Our September 2022 Issue

In our September issue we examine the impacts of extreme weather on this year’s tax relief for livestock producers, the latest red meat and heart disease study, the 2022 Canadian Beef research and innovation awards, food inflation in the Canadian north, skilled labour shortages, and much more!