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Manitoba NDP names new ag critic

Manitoba’s former education minister has been pressed into service as the new agriculture critic for the provincial legislature’s official opposition. Wab Kinew, who was elected Saturday as the leader of the opposition New Democrats, on Thursday named James Allum, the MLA for the Winnipeg riding of Fort Garry-Riverview, as the critic for agriculture. Allum will […] Read more

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U.S. group views Healthy Eating Strategy labels as trade barrier

Policy: News Roundup from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

While all of agriculture is focused on retaining market access to the U.S. and Mexico embedded in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) based in Washington, D.C., is just as concerned about proposed changes to Canada’s food labels. In an August 15 letter to United States Trade Representative Robert […] Read more

New products showcased at AIM

Equipment: News Roundup from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Clear blue July skies welcomed a record 409 exhibitors and 25,787 visitors to the third year of Ag in Motion near Saskatoon. Livestock Central, sponsored by BMO, forged ahead in its second year running with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture helping to put on a livestock and forage speaker series all three days, featuring Curt […] Read more

Ellen Crane named Nuffield Canada scholar

Youth: News Roundup from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A young leader in Canada’s beef industry has been chosen as one of four 2018 Nuffield Canada scholars. Ellen Crane of Murray Siding, N.S., is currently the general manager of the Maritime Beef Council, co-ordinator for the Verified Beef Production Plus program in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and president of the Maritime Hereford Association. […] Read more

David Francis Farm wins CCA Environmental Stewardship Award

NewsMakers from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

David and Vicki Francis and their son Bret of David Francis Farm of Lady Fane, P.E.I. are the 2017 winners of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Environmental Stewardship Award. The family has invested heavily in soil conservation on its potato and beef operation building grassed waterways, buffer zones, terraces and berms to reduce erosion. Their rotational […] Read more

a cow with Johne's disease

Johne’s found in three per cent of cows in Sask. surveillance program

Health: News Roundup from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Saskatchewan’s Johne’s Disease Surveillance Program has been very successful in that voluntary participation by cow-calf producers has increased every year to the point where there has been a waiting list the last two years. On the flip side, it has confirmed many participants’ fears of finding positive animals. From November 2013 to March 2017, there […] Read more

CCA Report: Advocacy and recovery

From the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

In August, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) held its 2017 semi-annual meeting in conjunction with the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) in Calgary. I am pleased with the continued momentum of the CBIC, which attracted a record 700+ registrants and surpassed that at the awards banquet with more than 800 guests. The CCA had guests […] Read more

U.S. wants NAFTA five-year sunset provision

Washington | Reuters — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that the United States was seeking to add a five-year sunset provision to the North American Free Trade Agreement to provide a regular, “systematic re-examination” of the trade pact. Ross told a forum hosted by Politico that both he and U.S. Trade Representative Robert […] Read more


Irma whips orange trees, shuts meat plants

Chicago | Reuters — Hurricane Irma stripped oranges from trees and prompted Tyson Foods to shut meat plants in Florida and Georgia on Monday to keep workers safe. Tyson, the biggest U.S. meat company, hopes to resume normal operations soon at chicken plants it shuttered in Cumming, Dawson and Vienna, Ga., and at a beef […] Read more

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