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November 20, 2015
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Regional Agri-Food Innovation Excellence award winners

An egg by-product processor and a specialty breed poultry producer are amongst the recipients of this year's regional Premier Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. >> Read full article

TPP compensation not a done deal

The new Liberal trade minister says the $4.3 billion compensation package the previous Conservative government made to dairy farmers to counter any ill effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not a done deal. >> Read full article

Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit Returning to 2016 IPPE

The eighth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will be held during the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), this timely program will compare the sustainability of today‚Äôs industry to the past and provide viewpoints from industry and agriculture experts on sustainability and why it matters to the animal agriculture industry. >> Read full article

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Wild Birds as Sentinels

The 2015 Avian Influenza outbreak was the largest animal health event in U.S. history, affecting 48 million commercial birds at 223 farms in 15 states over six months. North of the border the outbreak affected 245,600 birds across Canada, at 11 farms in BC, three in Ontario.

But it was minus forty degrees when the AI virus first appeared in poultry flocks in the Midwest U.S. How did the wild birds interact with the poultry in that extreme cold? Are the wild birds really to blame?

While the experts still shake their heads about the reasons why the outbreak got out of control or even got started, Jane Parmley, Epidemiologist with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), continues to investigate the role of wild birds in the spread of the Avian Influenza (AI) virus. >> Learn More…


Market Intelligence Forum Returning to 2016 IPPE

Input costs, global competition and increasing regulatory requirements present ever-changing challenges for the poultry and egg industry. Seeking to address these challenges, the Market Intelligence Forum is returning to the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). >> Read full article

Pastured Poultry Farm to explore solutions for small chicken farms

UC Davis has unveiled its new Pastured Poultry Farm, home to 150 young laying chickens and a living laboratory where students and researchers hope to develop innovative solutions benefiting pasture-based poultry farms, integrative crop-and-poultry farms, and backyard flocks. >> Read full article

Include a retiring allowance in your tool bag of financial strategies

As a full-time farmer or small business owner, there are strategies available to lessen the tax impact of selling your farm or business assets, but they take advance planning. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Southwest Ag Conference

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

International Production and Processing Expo

January 26-28, 2016
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta >> More Info

Pacific Agriculture Show

January 28-30, 2016
Location: Tradex Exhibition Centre (Abbotsford Airport) >> More Info

B.C. Poultry Conference

March 9-11, 2016
Location: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, B.C >> More Info