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CAN (ON): Governments investing over $7.9 mln to help farmers bring safe food to market

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-11 Fri 09:48
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500Foods shared this story from HD.com. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $7.9 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help farmers improve their business operations and bring more safe, high-quality foods to markets. This funding will support more than 670 projects across Ontario for eligible…

Helping organic growers meet demand for Canadian-made organics

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-10 Thu 14:26
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Today, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, William Amos, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of over $640,000 to the Canadian Organic Growers (COG) to help get more Canadian consumers buying Canadian-made organics produced locally by Canadian organic farmers.

Inaugural meeting of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council – helping shape the future of agriculture and food

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-03 Thu 13:31
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Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, participated in the inaugural meeting of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council, where she invited the 25 members who were selected from over 800 applicants from across the country to share their perspectives on the future of the sector.

Governments Help Ontario Food Processors become more Innovative and Competitive: Funding will improve food safety and productivity

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:35
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The Governments of Canada and Ontario are providing more than $5.4 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help food processing businesses improve food safety, increase labour productivity and enable better access markets. These strategic investments will support more than 75 projects across Ontario and strengthen the province’s crucial agri-food supply chain.

CAN: Government investment brings nutritious food to vulnerable people

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-17 Mon 07:53
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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was at Nutri Group head office, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, to announce details of the first-ever federal government program that will provide millions of pounds of quality, nutritious, surplus food to Canada's most vulnerable…

Support for British Columbia businesses

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-14 Fri 14:13
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The following 14 projects received more than $2.4 million in support from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership under the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program. This brings the total funding to over $7.3 million since the program began in April 2018.

Government of Canada investment brings nutritious surplus food to vulnerable Canadians

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:14
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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was at Nutri Group Head office, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, today to announce details of the first-ever federal government program that will provide millions of pounds of quality, nutritious, surplus food to Canada’s most vulnerable populations.

Western Growers AgTech, Canadian center form partnership

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-31 Fri 16:17
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The Government of Canada is the first international partner of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology.

The tech center, Salinas, Calif., is an incubator for ag-tech companies, designed to bring start-up entrepreneurs and growers together.

Through a partnership with the Western Growers center and the Consulate General of Canada, the Canadian Technology Accelerator now has access to the center’s programs in Salinas, according to a news release.

“As our technology center continues to advance solutions for farmers across the nation, we are elated to expand our global reach through this collaboration with Canada,” Dennis Donohue, director of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, said in the release. “We strive to move the needle on the development of ag-tech worldwide and look forward to serving as a destination for innovation on a global level.” 

The Western Growers center will now provide Canadian start-ups access to work stations, office space and programming that includes classes, workshops and networking events. The programming is designed to provide business knowledge to bring their technologies to market, according to the release.

Government of Canada invests in measures to boost protections for Temporary Foreign Workers and Address COVID-19 Outbreaks on Farms

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-31 Fri 11:41
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Since the very beginning of this pandemic, the Government of Canada has taken a number of important steps to ensure the safe arrival of farm workers, who play a vital role in preserving Canada’s food security. To protect the health and safety of Canadian and migrant farm workers, the Government has been working with municipal, provincial and territorial governments, as well as farmers, workers and other employers who participate in the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. Despite these efforts, there have been COVID-19 outbreaks on a number of Canadian farms that have significantly impacted the health and safety of workers.

FDA releases blueprint and pilot study for announced Smarter Food Safety Initiative

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:17
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"It is my great privilege to announce FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint. We were originally going to make this announcement in March, but as you all are well aware, we were forced to turn our attention to addressing the public health emergency posed by the COVID-19 pandemic." "In the months…

Government of Canada supports initiative to help Canadians with low incomes access fresh produce

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:13
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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating, plays an important role in the well-being and quality of life of Canadians and helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Governments announce support for Northern Manitoba food security

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-13 Mon 16:36
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The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing up to $240,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) and $370,000 in provincial funding through Manitoba’s Northern Healthy Food Initiative to support northern food security projects, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.

Minister Bibeau highlights federal investments in food security and celebrates milestone with La Tablée des Chefs

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-10 Fri 11:16
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Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, visited with La Tablée des Chefs where she highlighted a contribution of $800,000 the Government of Canada has made to the organization through the Local Food Infrastructure Fund emergency funding.

Canada and Ontario Supporting Farmers through Enhanced Insurance Protection

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 14:38
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The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing the best support possible to help farmers manage challenges beyond their control by enhancing AgriInsurance coverage for the 2020 growing season to include labour shortages due to COVID-19.

Minister Bibeau in Quebec City to announce local Government of Canada food security initiatives

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 14:35
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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will visit La Tablée des chefs to announce funding and to mark an important milestone for the organization. She will also be visiting the Pignon Bleu to announce funding to address food insecurity in Québec City.

USMCA takes effect: welcome news for struggling farmers

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-01 Wed 10:55
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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U.S. agricultural exports and overall increase of $65 billion in gross…

Connecting technology & business to create healthy, resilient food systems

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-29 Mon 10:54
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The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is going virtual. This year’s summit will be live online on July 23, 2020, providing an opportunity for the industry to meet, network and exchange ideas at this critical time for our industry. Farm operators, food retailers and investors will present live, before…