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Governments Invest in Agricultural Research

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have invested more than $365,000 in five new research projects in Manitoba, including one intended to help reduce the risk of a common, costly and potentially fatal infection in dairy cattle.


Pork Industry Studies Imaging Technology to Deliver Premium Cuts

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay, today announced nearly $1 million to help the pork sector use new imaging technology to improve the quality of cuts offered to domestic and international buyers.


Government of Canada to Strengthen Environmental Research in Agriculture

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay today announced that the Government of Canada will be expanding its research efforts to better protect and manage Canada's water and soil resources, and strengthen the agriculture sector's ability to adapt to climate change by reopening the Frelighsburg Experimental Farm.


Governments commit support to help Alberta producers deal with bovine tuberculosis quarantine

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier today announced that producers experiencing extraordinary costs due to bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) quarantine measures will be eligible for financial assistance under the AgriRecovery Framework.


Improving Access to Land for New Farmers

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, and Pierre Paradis, Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today announced $150,000 in financial assistance to the Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ) to set up Arterre, a new web platform that will coordinate the matching services offered by regional county municipalities (MRCs).


Livestock Producers in Three Provinces Receive Tax Relief for 2016

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today released a list of designated regions in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec where livestock tax deferrals have been authorized for 2016 due to drought.


Development of Local Agriculture

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Lawrence MacAulay, the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Pierre Paradis, the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today announced the establishment of an initial measure to support public awareness and education activities related to local agriculture. With an envelope of $500,000 over two years, this new measure is adding a third component to the Programme Proximité, in effect until March 31, 2018. The collective initiatives supported by this component will allow citizens to better understand the production techniques behind the food.


Government of Canada Addresses Border Controls for Supply-Managed Goods

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today, as part of the Government's strong support for supply management, the Government of Canada is taking steps to address the concerns of import predictability and effective border controls for supply-managed commodities, while ensuring that Canadian processors who use dairy and poultry inputs can remain competitive in export markets.


Governments and Industry Collaborate on Made-in-Manitoba Foods with Health Benefits

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have invested approximately $135,000 with the Flax Council of Canada to develop four nutritious, flax-based food products which may also help lower cholesterol, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.


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