Minister MacAulay visits Iowa, Minnesota to advance shared priorities 

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Ottawa – Canada shares a strong agricultural partnership with the United States – our most valuable trading partner for Canadian agricultural and agri-food products. Last week, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, travelled to Des Moines, Iowa, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, to meet with key agri-food stakeholders and U.S. officials, with the goal of strengthening Canada’s relationships in the …

Advancing genetic evaluation of Canadian cattle

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Alberta – The Canadian cattle industry is one of the country’s largest industries and a major economic driver. Canadian cattle and dairy producers hold themselves to the highest standards for quality and sustainability, which is why their genetics continue to be sought-after around the world. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced up to $1,627,270 to the Canadian Angus …

Minister MacAulay announces investment in crop diversification research

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Saskatoon – Diversity in field crops creates an agriculture ecosystem that is profitable and resilient to climate change. Small acreage crops, like camelina, carinata, flax, mustard and sunflower, contribute to the resiliency of Canadian crop production thanks to their ability to withstand drought, heat, and soil nutrient deficiency. To support research to increase crop diversity, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture …

New recreation centre coming to Abegweit First Nation

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Prince Edward Island — A new recreation centre will be built in Scotchfort after a combined investment of $17 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program from the federal government and the Government of Prince Edward Island. This was announced by Minister Lawrence MacAulay, MLA Sidney MacEwen, and Chief Roderick W. Gould Jr. The new centre will …

Supporting innovative local food production

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Halifax – Food producers looking to expand their product line or improve their processing can access funding from the 2024-25 Value-Adding Equipment Program. Value-added refers to the addition of ingredients or processes to produce higher-valued food products or improve the way a food product is made. Funding will be available to agricultural food processing businesses doing value-added processing on-site. The …

Canada prepares for African swine fever outbreak

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Longueuil – The Government of Canada is protecting the resilience of Canada’s rural communities and the Canadian pork sector by supporting prevention and preparedness measures for African swine fever (ASF). ASF is a viral disease that only impacts pigs. While it has not been found in Canada to date, as it spreads around the globe, it poses a significant risk …

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 …