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Oct. 1, 2012, Ottawa, ON - In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux are once again encouraging Canadians to generously donate to their local food banks. PS Lemieux joined Turkey Farmers of Canada Chair Mark Davies at the Ottawa Food…
Sept. 18, 2012, Ottawa, ON - Canada's chicken farmers welcome Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz's announcement of the creation of a new Innovation Advisory Committee, the first of its kind; it underscores Canada's support for ideas that work to meet the evolving consumer demand for high-quality Canadian food. The FPT Ministers…
Jul. 24, 2012, Winnipeg, MB - The Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) and all 10 provincial chicken marketing boards celebrated the implementation of the CFC Animal Care Program at the CFC Summer Meeting in Winnipeg today, by signing a memorandum of understanding for the implementation and certification services. The Animal…
June 20, 2012, Vancouver, BC - The British Columbia Egg Marketing Board is using IBM analytics to save money, reduce workload, improve farmers' profitability and ensure the safety and availability of the more than 816 million eggs produced in the province each year.The BC Egg Marketing Board is responsible for…
It has now been 50 years since regulated marketing began in the Canadian chicken industry. In March, several hundred people gathered in Abbotsford, B.C., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board (BCCMB), which until 1980 was known as the B.C. Broiler Marketing Board. Although it was…
April 2, 2012 – Chicken Farmers of Ontario is helping potential new farmers enter the chicken industry. While the chicken industry is fortunate to welcome many new families annually to this sector, these farmers tend to have farming backgrounds in other supply management sectors or bring farming experience to Ontario…
Mar. 21, 2012, Ottawa, ON - Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) is proud to announce the election of the following 2012 Executive Committee. The 15-member Board of Directors, made up of farmers and other stakeholders from the chicken industry, provides leadership on CFC's strategic plan and mission and has chosen…
Today supply management is under assault again. What is lost in the fury of the attacks and the staunchness of the defence is why it emerged. It is not a simple tale. It took, for example, 11 years from the founding of the first poultry marketing board in British Columbia…
The attacks on supply management in the media came fast and furious in November. With the announcement that the federal government was moving forward with its plan to abolish the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) Act and with its stance on protecting supply management relegating it to “observer” status in the…
Dec. 6, 2011 - Université Laval Professor Maurice Doyon writes in Montreal Gazette that "when Canadian consumers look across the border, they see milk at lower prices than at home. But what they fail to see is that their American neighbours are paying more than just retail price for their…
  November 15, 2011 – Michael and Gwen Van Gurp of Norwich, Ontario were selected as the recipients of the Egg Farmers of Ontario 2011 New Entrant Quota Loan Pool (NEQLP) program. "We had to consider the best fit amongst the eligible applicants, across a wide range of variables" said…
  November, 8, 2011 – Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) won three 'Best of CAMA' awards and two 'Certificates of Merit' for its "Who Made Your Eggs Today?" campaign at the 'Best of CAMA' Awards Banquet held at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta. The annual 'Best of CAMA'…
August 30, 2011 - After months of producer consultations nationwide, the Pullet Growers of Canada (PGC) has drafted a detailed application proposal for the Farm Products Council of Canada in pursuit of Part 2 Agency status under the Farm Products Agencies Act. “We are very pleased with the progress and…
July 7, 2011 – Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has appointed Timothy O’Connor to the Farm Products Council of Canada’s (FPCC) Board of Directors. “As the manager of a large-scale poultry broiler in Oshawa, Ontario, Mr. O’Connor has both the knowledge of the sector and the leadership skills necessary to serve…
May 19, 2011 – The Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC), Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) and the Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) congratulate all of those appointed to the federal Cabinet, in particular Gerry Ritz and Leona Aglukkaq who return as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister of Health…
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