Funding Tender Fruit Growers to develop climate resilient varieties

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Vineland Station – Canadian farmers produce a wide range of fruits, including apples and tender fruit like peaches, pears, and apricots, that contribute steadily to Canada’s economy—with most of Canada’s tender fruit and apples grown in Ontario. To keep the sector strong, competitive, and resilient in the face of more extreme weather events, Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister …

Minister MacAulay announces new investment in mental health support for producers

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Ottawa – Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, has announced an investment of up to $1.08 million for the Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing (CCAW) through the AgriCompetitiveness Program, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This project funds five activities aimed at supporting the mental health of Canadian farmers. This includes supports for mental health literacy education …

Agriculture student scholarship recipients announced in Saskatchewan

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Regina – Saskatchewan students pursuing a post-secondary education in agriculture were awarded scholarships from the federal and provincial governments. Marleigh Mann from Lloydminster was awarded $6,000 towards her post-secondary studies as the grand prize recipient. Mann’s essay highlighted the future of sustainable agriculture, promoting innovation, adaptability, and the overall vitality of the industry. Furthermore, it advocated for building public trust …

Promoting Canadian maple syrup around world

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Ottawa – Maple syrup is an iconic Canadian export, and people around the world enjoy Canada’s delicious, top-quality maple products, with exports reaching $615 million last year. To build on Canada’s strong reputation as a supplier of maple syrup in key foreign markets, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced up to $3.6 million to the Québec Maple Syrup …

Canada, Manitoba govts support Squeal on Pigs

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Brandon – The governments of Canada and Manitoba are providing financial support to Manitoba Pork’s Squeal on Pigs campaign, part of Manitoba’s commitment under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and provincial Minister of Agriculture, Ron Kostyshyn, announced today. As part of ongoing efforts by the Manitoba government to address invasive …

Livestock producers to benefit from 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program

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Melville – Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced additional payments will be provided to eligible livestock producers already enrolled in the 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program. The Program, introduced on October 20, 2023, was put in place to help maintain the breeding herd in drought-impacted regions of the province. Initial payments were …

Govt raises interest-free limit of Advance Payments Program to $250,000 for 2024

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Ottawa – Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that the interest-free limit of the Advance Payments Program has been set at $250,000 for the 2024 program year. This is the portion of advances on which the Government of Canada pays the interest on behalf of producers. Canadian producers have faced significant challenges, including elevated input prices and interest …

Creating new sustainable agriculture research network

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Ottawa – Investment in research is key to driving better outcomes for the agricultural sector and positioning Canada to seize the economic opportunities of a net-zero future. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $1.9 million in the Common Ground Canada Network project led by Karen Foster, Canada Research Chair in …

Minister Lebouthillier promotes Team Canada engagement at Seafood Expo North America

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Ottawa  – Canada is home to some of the best quality fish and seafood products in the world. Surrounded by three oceans and cold pristine waters, Canada’s premium fish and seafood is prized both in Canada and around the globe. This year, Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, co-led the Canadian delegation at Seafood Expo North …

Ministers MacAulay, Ng respond to Product of USA labelling regulations

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Ottawa – Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, Mary Ng, released the following joint statement in response to the final rule released by the United States related to the “Product of USA” voluntary labelling regulations for meat, poultry and egg products. “The meat and livestock sectors in Canada …