Politics & Science

Business as usual for Canada’s Trudeau after he again falls short of majority

It was business as usual in Canada on Tuesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fell short of winning a majority in a tightly fought federal election, leaving him once again…

China applies to join TPP trade pact to boost economic clout

Japan said it would have to determine if China meets the “extremely high standards” of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after the world’s second-biggest economy formally…

North American Meat Institute to Secretary Vilsack: Scapegoating Industry Does Not Help Consumer

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the Secretary of Agriculture’s transparent attempts to scapegoat the meat and poultry industry to shift blame for inflationary prices will not…

USDA’s annual report predicts drought will negatively impact Canada’s 2022 livestock projections

A recent report put out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service post in Ottawa predicts herd decline for 2022 Excerpts from the USDA report: Both the Canadian…

New PDS Diagnostic Extension Service Assists in Interpreting Diagnostic Results

A new swine diagnostic extension service now being offered by Prairie Diagnostic Services in partnership with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is helping veterinarians and farmers translate diagnostic results…

Ontario Pork Invests in the Future of Food Education through new Educational Project with AgScape

AgScape, in collaboration with Ontario Pork, is excited to launch its latest in-classroom educational resource, a Teacher’s Guide for Grades 5-10 Originally published by Ontario Pork The 68-page resource, which…

U.S. Farmers seeking right to repair rules to fix their own tractors while gaining White House ally

Grain farmer Cole Siegle didn’t have time to waste when a combine his family was using to help with the harvest started acting up   by Tony Seskus – CBC…

Tough immigration conversations needed to help keep meat and poultry on grocery store shelves

When American consumers head to the grocery store, they expect to see a meat counter filled with an abundance of animal protein options. America’s farmers, ranchers, and processors produce the…

Finding the fertilizer sweet spot: Increasing yields while protecting the environment

Farmers walk a fine line when it comes to adding phosphorus fertilizer to their fields   by Canadian Light Source If they don’t use enough, they risk lower yields. If…

Government of Canada increases total AgriRecovery funding to up to $500 million to support farmers facing extreme weather

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the Government of Canada has increased total AgriRecovery funding up to $500 million to address extraordinary costs faced by producers due to drought…

Government of Canada announces $100 million in AgriRecovery funding to further support farmers facing continued extreme weather

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the Government of Canada is making available $100 million through the AgriRecovery Framework to address the immediate extraordinary costs faced by producers…

Renewed effort needed on ASF as disease found in the Dominican Republic

The news that pigs in the Dominican Republic tested positive for the animal disease African swine fever (ASF) is raising alarm bells for Canadian pork producers    Canadian Pork Council…

Ottawa to help farmers and ranchers affected by drought

Help is on the way for Canadian farmers and ranchers severely affected by this year’s drought   by Bill Graveland / Steve Lambert – Canadian Press  Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau…

Germany has another African swine fever case in farm pigs

A third case of African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed over the weekend in farm pigs in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, German authorities said   by Michael Hogan – Reuters…

Bibeau statement following Federal-Provincial Territorial Ministers Meeting on Agri Recovery

“Today, I met my provincial and territorial colleagues virtually to discuss many pressing issues facing the agriculture sector, in the lead-up to our Annual Conference in Guelph, Ontario on September…

New Research Chair at USask will help maximize environmental, economic benefits of forage crops

A new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization Chair will be established at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to connect the study of soils, plants, animals, economics, and ecosystems…

Vilsack to Announce $500 Million to Expand Small, Medium Meat Processing Plants

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to announce $500 million in new funds to expand meat processing capacity across the U.S. during a trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday. According…

Minister Bibeau re-opens the Local Food Infrastructure Fund

Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced a top-up of $10 million for the Local Food Infrastructure Fund, which will re-open for applications on Monday, July 12. With this additional funding to address pandemic-related…

North American Meat Institute Creates Industry-Wide Food Safety Equipment Design Principles

The North American Meat Institute released new industry-wide “Food Safety Equipment Design Principles” for all equipment used in meat and poultry establishments to address food safety hazards   “Collaboration from…

Aleph Farms Completes $105 Million Series B Funding Round

Aleph Farms, the cultivated meat company growing steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells, has announced the completion of a $105 million Series B funding round    The funding round…

Our September Issue

In our September issue we get back to why beef remains strong in today's markets and grocery stores, and deep dive into the CMC's sector priorities, the pork industries election wish list, increased government funding initiatives, tough immigration questions, and Agri-Business expectations for the next federal government, and much, much more!