Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

News from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  1. Canada and Ontario investing $1.5 million to support biosecurity measures to reduce the spread of avian influenza
  2. While visiting the Gay Lea dairy processing facility today, Member of Parliament for Guelph Lloyd Longfield on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, reaffirmed the Government of Canada's commitment to provide compensation for supply-managed sectors for the impacts of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Dairy, poultry and egg processors and producers are expected to share more than $1.7 billion in direct payments and investment programs.
  3. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, will highlight support to supply-managed sectors as presented in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement.
  4. Starting today, eligible organizations can apply for funding under the Government of Canada’s African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP). The $23.4 million program is designed to help Canada's pork industry prepare for the possibility of African swine fever (ASF) entering the country.
  5. On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau re-affirmed the Government’s commitment to provide compensation for supply-managed sectors for the impacts of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Dairy, poultry and egg producers and processors are expected to share more than $1.7 billion in direct payments and investment programs.
  6. The Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will make an announcement at Ferme des Sommets to highlight support to supply-managed sectors as presented in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement.
  7. Canada’s wine industry provides business opportunities for grape growers and wine makers, while contributing to the economic vitality of rural communities. Today, Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, announced on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, an investment of up to $990,866 to Wine Growers Canada. The project will help increase domestic and export sales of Canadian-made wine through targeted awareness and training initiatives.
  8. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, Chris Bittle, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, will announce federal investment to help increase domestic and export sales of Canadian-made wine. PS Bittle will be joined by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey.
  9. To help our smallest agricultural businesses further expand into grocery and food services, the Government of Canada is supporting the creation of a certification program that will allow businesses to meet specific trade requirements.
  10. All across the country, businesses are developing innovative technologies to improve productivity and food supply, and P&P Optica Inc. is one example. The company has developed a smart imaging system to inspect meat automatically on the production line.