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More from Canadian Poultry | Health | Production March 30, 2012
Canadian agriculture funding cut in the 2012 budget
Responses are mixed on the agriculture side in response to Canada's Economic Action Plan 2012, introduced in late March by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. On one hand, the government is cutting over $300 million from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), but there are also a number of funding additions to encourage trade, food safety and reimbursement for flood damage.
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Controversial bird flu studies cleared
A panel of U.S. biosecurity experts is withdrawing its objections to the publication of two controversial bird flu studies. The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity says after reviewing revised versions of the studies, it is recommending they can be published in full.
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Court ruling causes FDA to reconsider antibiotic use
In March, a court ruling in New York stated that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) must re-open its investigation into whether penicillin and tetracycline, two widely used antibiotics, are losing their effectiveness in humans because of their use to promote growth in chickens, pigs and cattle.
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Chicken Farmers of Ontario launches New Entrant Program
Chicken Farmers of Ontario is helping potential new farmers enter the chicken industry with the introduction of a new program designed to help lower the cost of entering the industry by spreading the capital costs of acquiring basic quota over fifteen years.
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The future of farm animal welfare
A new culture of care is emerging around farm animal welfare that demands fresh thinking, partnerships, expectations and strategies for the livestock industry to define a successful future. And it's coming fast, say speakers at the Livestock Care Conference, held March 21-22 in Red Deer, Alta.
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