Politics & Science

Weak U.S. Dollar Benefits Some Agriculture Commodities, But Not All

The value of the U.S. dollar weakened substantially since March 2020 and is expected to experience modest deflation in 2021 CoBank A weaker dollar generally makes U.S. agricultural products more…

Members of Parliament urged to help farmers by passing Bill C-206

As the country gears up to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day tomorrow, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is urging Members of Parliament to help farmers and protect Canada’s food…

New research method reveals significant reduction in carbon footprint of British pig farms

The carbon footprint of British pig farming has reduced by almost 40% over the last 20 years, according to a new study, using a new methodology, led by the Institute…

Norovirus outbreaks subject of U.S. food safety summit webinar

The 2021 Food Safety Summit is hosting four pre-event webinars as part of the education program   The next in the series, Restaurant Policies and Practices Related to Norovirus Outbreaks,…

Canada’s Olymel ships pigs to U.S. after coronavirus outbreak closes plant

Canada’s Olymel LP said on Friday it was shipping pigs to the United States to help clear a backlog of hogs after it had to temporarily close its Red Deer,…

Expanding Ontario’s Meat Processing Sector

The governments of Canada and Ontario are expanding Ontario’s meat processing sector by investing $127,000 to support a research initiative by Meat and Poultry Ontario (MPO) The project will identify…

Déjà Vu on COOL

If you’re the type of person who spends hours in the grocery store reading every label, then you may have noticed that some items in the meat department bear a…

British meat processors set up shop in EU as Brexit hammers exports

British meat processors are registering businesses in the European Union in order to bypass post-Brexit export delays, with flows just 50% of normal levels and costs soaring  Reuters The move…

Freeland and Yellin affirm importance of close trade ties between Canada and U.S.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen both  underscored the importance of working closely together on economic policy, bilateral trade, national security and climate change Reuters…

Thingsfactory introduces new technology for fever and behaviour detection in Livestock

To facilitate a safe post-COVID-19 environment where zoonotic viruses that jump from animals to humans – COVID-19, H1N1, bird flu, and others such as African Swine Fever – are an…

Trinity College Dublin researchers study phosphorous cycling and water quality

Using the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan, Trinity College Dublin researchers have studied long term phosphorus storage and release in environmental systems, information which can help guide…

Small Business Minister joins Restaurant Revival Working Group to support foodservice sector’s recovery

Restaurants Canada looks forward to hosting Small Business Minister Mary Ng, along with other government and industry representatives, for the virtual launch of its national Restaurant Revival Working Group  …

Meat-plant workers in Alberta should be given COVID-19 vaccine priority: Union president

The president of a union representing employees at some of the largest meat-packing plants in Canada says there needs to be a discussion about making the COVID-19 vaccine more readily…

Global Institute for Food Security at USask awarded over $330K to provide missing genetic information for key forage crop

The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has received a $331,870 grant from Saskatchewan’s Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) for a project to help unlock…

Ottawa invests $162.6 million to strengthen Canadian Food Inspection Agency

As we work toward our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and begin to build back better, it is more important than ever that the Government of Canada invests in…

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…

Trudeau hopes Biden will re-engage U.S. on free trade and climate change

Canada and other U.S. allies are looking to President-elect Joe Biden to re-engage with the world on such issues as climate change and free trade, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

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.