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October 16, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Be part of the sustainability discussion
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National poultry groups respond to TPP

The Chicken Farmers of Canada, the Egg Farmers of Canada, the Turkey Farmers of Canada, the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers and the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council have issued statements regarding the increased access to the Canadian poultry market in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. >> Read full article

Draft poultry Code of Practice released for public comment

The public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys has been launched. The public comment period allows stakeholders - poultry producers, consumers and others with an interest in the welfare of poultry - to view the draft Code and provide input to the final Code. >> Read full article

New programs announced for the supply management sector

The Government of Canada has announced a series of new programs and initiatives for supply-managed producers and processors to support them throughout the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Canada-EU Trade Agreement. Under both agreements, the three pillars of the supply management system will remain protected. >> Read full article

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Be part of the sustainability discussion

Want to know about the current issues in sustainability and how they may affect your farm and the Canadian poultry industry? Then join us November 18, 2015 in London, Ontario, at The Best Western Lamplighter Inn.

The 2nd annual Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium provides an opportunity for all stakeholders in the poultry industry to add to the sustainability discussion.

NEW! Canadian Poultry Magazine has partnered with the Poultry Innovations Conference to host a joint Innovations - Sustainability banquet on Wednesday, November 18th. PIC’s biennial Innovation Conference will occur the following day on Thursday, November 19th at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and the theme is "Feed, Feather, Fuel".

The Canadian Poultry’s Sustainability Award and Poultry Industry Council’s Poultry Worker of the Year will be announced at this shared banquet.

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CFA releases ag platform comparison chart ahead of election

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has has drafted a comparison chart of the party platforms on agriculture. >> Read full article

USDA awards contracts to 2 companies to manufacture, stockpile avian influenza vaccine

The United States Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it had awarded contracts to Harrisvaccines of Ames, Iowa, and Ceva, a company based in France.

The USDA didn't release the cost of the contracts.

As part of the agreement, the companies agreed to manufacture an unspecified number of doses, store them for up to five years and deliver them throughout the U.S. within 10 days. >> Read full article

Young people target of new food literacy program

Six by Sixteen is a new food literacy program developed by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) to teach young people how to plan and prepare six nutritious (and locally sourced) meals by the time they are 16 years old. OFA has created an online hub of resources for parents, health professionals and young teens to promote local food and healthy food choices. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium

November 18, 2015
Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre >> More Info

Poultry Innovations Conference

November 19, 2015
Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre >> More Info

Southwest Ag Conference

January 5-6, 2016
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info