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The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the largest show on record with approximately 33,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show has 1,420-plus exhibitors with more than 600,000 square feet of exhibit space. Final numbers will be released…
The future of Canadian agriculture is bright and the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) provides financial support to encourage young people to pursue an education in agriculture and food. CABEF awards seven $2,500 scholarships annually to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food related program at a Canadian…
Health Canada unveiled a radically new food guide Tuesday that eliminates food groups, encourages plant-based foods over meat and dairy products, and is likely to force changes across the country's agricultural industry.''I see the food guide as a challenge for many industries. How they adapt will be of interest,'' said…
The 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey, released today, estimates that international feed tonnage has increased by a strong 3 percent to 1.103 billion metric tons of feed produced in 2018, exceeding 1 billion metric tons for the third consecutive year. The eighth edition of the annual survey includes data from…
From E. coli-infected romaine lettuce to Salmonella-tainted beef, contaminated foods lead to illnesses that sicken as many as 1 in 6 Americans annually. In 2018, this epidemic helped spur major recalls, which caused stores and restaurants to toss millions of pounds of meat and produce. U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s new…
Canada's new food guide does away with food groups and portion sizes, focusing instead on broader guidelines that include eating more plant-based protein and drinking more water.The food-guide facelift unveiled today reflects a new approach by Health Canada aimed at promoting healthier eating and lifestyle choices, rather than emphasizing serving…
The largest regional poultry convention in the U.S., the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention, will be held March 12-14, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minn.Approximately 40 speakers will cover a variety of topics for the turkey, egg layer, broiler and organic/specialty poultry industries. Plus, several key events will…
The Quebec government is moving to expand the scope of its animal welfare legislation to offer increased protection to species ranging from horses and mink to ostriches and wild turkeys.The draft regulation published this week would require fox and mink farms and stables with 15 or more horses to meet…
Registration for the Layer and Turkey/Broiler Health Management Schools opened Jan. 7, 2019, the Poultry Health Management School recently announced. The week-long event will be held May 13-17, 2019 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The topic theme this year is nutrition.New for this year is the addition of…
Betty is the kind of gal who knows how to make an entrance.She's got a confident strut, and her voice has a distinctive warble. She's a fan of anything that sparkles — diamond rings always catch her eye — and she can't walk by a mirror without pausing to check…
The Government of Canada has launched a new funding competition, through the Strategic Innovation Fund, for national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology applications in the agriculture and agri-food sector. The government will provide between $10 million and $50 million to a successful applicant in the competition.To capitalize on technological…
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), with the input of key stakeholders has created a new online platform for Canada’s veterinarians to support decision-making on appropriate and responsible use of antimicrobials in animals.The CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use is an electronic searchable interface with filtering capabilities for quicker access…
Ontario’s largest local food network connecting buyers, sellers and processors has undergone a major upgrade.The Greenbelt Fund has launched the upgraded Ontariofresh.ca platform with improved functionality and design – and the platform continues to be free, as always.Ontariofresh.ca is an online marketplace where Ontario’s farmers and producers can market their…
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has laid 38 charges against a man from Chilliwack, B.C., and two companies over allegations of undue suffering to chickens.The agency alleges that Dwayne Dueck, Elite Farm Services Ltd. and Sofina Foods Inc. unlawfully harmed chickens during a loading or unloading process.The charges were laid…
Today, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) and Food Banks Canada launched their annual #RecipesThatGive holiday campaign to support those in need and help alleviate hunger in communities across the country.The two organizations have teamed up to challenge Canadians to share a meal with someone they love and donate to their…
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