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November 19, 2014
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EFO announces 2014 new entrants

Matt and Jen McKee, of Woodstock, Ontario and Eli and Verna Weber, of Mount Forest, Ontario have been chosen as the recipients of the Egg Farmers of Ontario's 2014 New Entrant Quota Loan Pool (NEQLP) program. >> Read full article

Chicken juice helps campylobacter adhere to surfaces

“Chicken juice" — the liquid produced from defrosting chickens – allows Campylobacter to form protective biofilms and boost its survival in food processing sites, according to a study from the Institute of Food Research. >> Read full article

U.S. poultry producers say new rule would burden operations

The National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and National Turkey Federation filed comments recently with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed rule developed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) to define “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). >> Read full article

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EU poultry retailers held to account on third-party fresh products

European Union (EU) poultry retailers may be penalised if they sell salmonella-contaminated fresh products, even when they are processed and packaged by another company, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. >> Read full article

CAHRC researches farm labour shortage solutions

How much farm work is done by family members and how much by employees? What work is being done by domestic and/or foreign workers? Is there a growing reliance on hiring employees to support farm operations? What labour challenges are facing producers today? More needs to be known about who does the work on farms in Canada. >> Read full article

“Faces of Farming” calendar celebrates milestone edition

The tenth anniversary edition of the “Faces of Farming” calendar was unveiled on October 30 at Farm & Food Care’s Harvest Gala in Kitchener, Ont. This calendar annually highlights the diversity of Ontario’s farmers and farming families, and is designed to show the public the kind of passion and hard work that goes into producing the food we all enjoy. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB. >> More Info

Prairie Livestock Expo

December 10, 2014
Location: Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB. >> More Info

Atlantic Poultry Conference

February 11-13, 2015
Location: Annapolis Valley, NS. >> More Info