Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

News from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  1. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, will host a panel discussion with young farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to discuss climate-smart agricultural practices and highlight investments in Budget 2021.
  2. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the reappointment of Serge Riendeau as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) for a one year-term, effective May 14, 2021.
  3. Serge Riendeau has over 40 years of experience in the Canadian dairy industry. He has been the co-owner of Riendeau et Gendron Inc., a 1000 acre farm with about 500 dairy cattle, since 1976.
  4. Hog producers in Prince Edward Island (PEI) have been impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks and disease control measures at processing plants, and many producers are being forced to keep hogs on-farm beyond their standard lifecycle. This has resulted in extraordinary feed and maintenance costs which have put a financial strain on their operations.
  5. The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Quebec’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced the creation of the Canada-Quebec Livestock Assistance Initiative, $21.8 million in financial assistance intended to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 in 2020-2021.
  6. The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau,
  7. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Mr. André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), will jointly announce investments to support cattle, hog and big game producers in Quebec who are facing exceptional costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event will be held with the participation of La Financière agricole du Québec.
  8. The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program and Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken are delivering on the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide full and fair compensation to supply-managed sectors for market access concessions made under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
  9. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced details of two new programs designed to help drive innovation and market development for Canada’s 4,800 chicken, turkey and egg farmers
  10. Thanks to a joint investment of $22.7M made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, close to 3,000 households in the Memphremagog region will have access to Cogeco high-speed Internet services by September 2022. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead;