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Livestock Producers Encouraged to Use Available Tools to Demonstrate Commitment to Animal Welfare

Livestock Producers Encouraged to Use Available Tools to Demonstrate Commitment to Animal Welfare

Farmscape for February 13, 2017 Full Interview 10:36 Listen The President of the Ag and Food Exchange is encouraging livestock producers to use the tools they have available to demonstrate the emphasis they place on animal welfare. Social media has dramatically increased the level of discussions surrounding livestock production. Geraldine Auston, the President of the

U.S. Withdrawal from TPP Could Create Opportunities for Canadian Pork

U.S. Withdrawal from TPP Could Create Opportunities for Canadian Pork

Farmscape for February 6, 2017 Full Interview 6:58 Listen The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the U.S. rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement could potentially create new export opportunities for the Canadian pork industry. In the early days of the Donald Trump Presidency a clear indication of the new U.S.

Competitiveness Sustainability Key Pork Industry Research Priorities

Competitiveness Sustainability Key Pork Industry Research Priorities

Farmscape for February 1, 2017 Full Interview 10:47 Listen The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says improving the global competitiveness of the Canadian pork industry while ensuring continued environmental sustainability is a top priority of Canada’s Swine Cluster Research Program. Swine Innovation Porc is in the process of outlining its research priorities for the next

Sharing Commitment to Animal Welfare Key to Building Public Understanding of Farming

Sharing Commitment to Animal Welfare Key to Building Public Understanding of Farming

Farmscape for January 31, 2017 Full Interview 10:36 Listen The President of the Ag and Food Exchange is encouraging farmers to be aware of the difference between animal rights and animal welfare and to play an active role in sharing with the public what they do to ensure the animals in their care are well

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada Market Report – Labour (Challenge) of Love, January 26th 2017

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada Market Report – Labour (Challenge) of Love, January 26th 2017

Canada Market Report – Labour (Challenge) of Love   Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bfraser@genesus.com     All pork producers I deal with and talk to have operations that are certainly a “labour of love”. To raise their stock in a humane, sustainable, and hopefully profitable manner, to raise their families, and

Maintaining Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

Maintaining Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

The National Pork Producers Council today committed to work with the Trump administration to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. The administration is planning to pursue trade discussions with the two countries.   “As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous

Demise of TPP Raises Importance of Bilateral Trade Discussions

Demise of TPP Raises Importance of Bilateral Trade Discussions

Farmscape for January 24, 2017 Full Interview 6:53 Listen In the wake of the apparent demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Canadian Meat Council is hopeful Canada will move ahead as quickly as possible on bilateral trade discussions already underway with Japan and open discussions with Vietnam and Malaysia. U.S. President Donald Trump has honored

Weak Canadian Dollar Factors in Canadian Hog Producers’ Margins

Weak Canadian Dollar Factors in Canadian Hog Producers’ Margins

Farmscape for January 13, 2017 Full Interview 9:21 Listen The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada says the weak Canadian dollar and continuing strong exports markets helped Canadian pork producers outperform their U.S. counterparts in 2016. Farm Credit Canada expects the low Canadian dollar to be the primary driver for profitability for Canadian agriculture

Pork research cluster gets $1.8M in new investment

Pork research cluster gets $1.8M in new investment

The Government of Canada is providing an additional $1.8 million to the pork research cluster to continue responding to consumer concerns around the humane treatment of animals, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today. This additional sum brings the total Government of Canada investment to $14.8 million and will help to expand on research work already underway as

Red Meat Sector Applauds Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Red Meat Sector Applauds Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Farmscape for January 6, 2017 Full Interview 10:15 Listen The Canadian Meat Council is applauding changes announced last month to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. In a report tabled in September, the House of Commons Committee on Human Resources made 21 recommendations for improving Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Last month, the federal government eliminated

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