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From soil to shelf, Canada and B.C. support sustainable winemaking

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

British Columbians who love a glass of delicious B.C. wine and support environmentally responsible businesses have easy choices ahead, as a new sustainability certification program for B.C. grape growers and wineries will put those green standards right on the label.

Public Education on Urban Agriculture, “Cultive Ta Ville” Website Launch

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Jean-Claude Poissant, Member of Parliament for La Prairie and Parliamentary Secretary to the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay; and Laurent Lessard, Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, applaud the recent launch of the website “Cultive ta ville” [“cultivate your city”], an information portal on urban agriculture.

Ottawa and Quebec provide financial assistance to Bio Malt Mauricie

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec have awarded financial assistance close to $250,000 to a project coordinated by Bio Malt Mauricie for the establishment of a value chain based on the production of Agrinature-certified grains, an eco-responsible production method.

Website for new farmers launched in New Brunswick

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

AgriStartNB, a new website that will connect prospective farmers with a “one-stop shop” to help them investigate opportunities in the sector was officially launched today. AgriStartNB will also benefit existing farmers who are looking to expand their operations.

Minister MacAulay Concludes Visit to Texas

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay travelled to Texas this week where he highlighted longstanding historical trade links between the U.S. and Canada and emphasized the two countries' integrated transportation networks; he noted that Texas sells some $27 billion in goods and services to Canada annually and that approximately 460,000 jobs in the state rely on trade and investment with Canada.

Minister MacAulay to promote agricultural trade in Texas

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

As negotiations on a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue, the Government of Canada is working hard to create new opportunities for producers and food processors on both sides of the border

Study finds growing interest in local B.C. food

| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | news releases

When making a trip to their local grocery store, farmers market, or going out for dinner, B.C. residents are strongly influenced by their interest in supporting the local economy, and their desire for food that is fresh and safe to eat.

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