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Minister names members of Canada's first agricultural youth council

Meet the 25 young people who will have the ear of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food!

Funding available to help food processors ensure capacity of Canadian made foods

The Emergency Processing Fund was designed to support food companies in Canada as they adapt to the new challenges brought about by Covid-19 to implement measures and make rapid changes to the way they worked to safeguard their employees.

The Surplus Food Rescue Program addresses food insecurity and helps alleviate food concerns of vulnerable Canadians

As the result of the pandemic, many of the existing food supply chains have been disrupted, and with restaurants and other public venues closed or facing reduced traffic, much of the food items normally consumed in these venues has been left behind.

Canadians invited to Step up to the plate and work in ag jobs

The Step up to the plate employment portal, launched in April 2020, invites Canadians to take another look at working in agriculture and agri-food.

New web portal points ag businesses to key financial supports

There is no doubt that the COVID‑19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shock to our agri-food industry—from farms, to processing plants, to grocery stores

Farmers and researchers working together as part of "Living Labs"

The new Living Laboratories Initiative brings together farmers and researchers to solve local environmental challenges and ensure sustainable farm productivity. The results will lead to new tools and resources for producers.

Good News Grows

Teaching through a pandemic

After adapting to COVID-19 in physical and virtual ways, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum—our partner in promoting agricultural science and achievements—has reopened its doors to the public!

Pleasing pollinators: Supporting your hardworking garden allies

Many pollinators are hard at work on farms and in your garden.

Plan(t) for success

How to manage common pests in your home garden.

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Title First Published Date Abstract
Pleasing pollinators: Supporting your hardworking garden allies 2020-08-05 Many pollinators are hard at work on farms and in your garden.
Funding available to help food processors ensure capacity of Canadian made foods 2020-07-29 $77.5 million Emergency Processing Fund helps companies make changes to safeguard worker safety and to increase food supply.
Funding available to address food insecurity and help alleviate food concerns of vulnerable Canadians 2020-07-29 The Surplus Food Rescue Program is a $50 million initiative which is designed to address food insecurity and help to alleviate food concerns of vulnerable Canadians
Canadians invited to Step up to the plate and work in ag jobs 2020-07-29 AAFC's Step up to the plate employment portal draws interest from thousands of Canadians
New web portal points ag businesses to key financial supports 2020-07-29 To help farmers, food processors, and agri food businesses get the financial support information they need during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has launched a new, all inclusive online information portal.
Minister names members of Canada's first agricultural youth council 2020-07-29 Meet the 25 young people who will have the ear of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food!
Plan(t) for success 2020-06-11 How to manage common pests in your home garden
Digging in: The dirt on a healthy home garden 2020-05-15 This spring, nature is calling out to Canadians once again.
New youth council will help shape the sector 2020-01-09 Have your say on the opportunities and challenges facing the ag sector
Minister Bibeau is eager to work closely with producers to ensure they are positioned for success 2020-01-09 Minister Bibeau is eager to work closely with producers to ensure they are positioned for success
Farmers and researchers working together as part of "Living Labs" 2020-01-09 The new Living Laboratories Initiative brings together farmers and researchers to solve local environmental challenges and ensure sustainable farm productivity. The results will lead to new tools and resources for producers.
Working together to keep African swine fever out of Canada 2020-01-09 Find out how the Government of Canada is collaborating with the provinces and pork industry to stay vigilant in keeping ASF from entering the country.
Canada's ministers of agriculture meet to discuss priorities 2020-01-09 Federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture met face to face for a second time in 2019 to discuss ways to improve support for the sector.
Funding available to ag sector organizations or industry partners to support leading-edge projects 2020-01-09 Is your organization facing a challenge to adopt, test or pilot an innovative project that could boost the competitiveness of Canada's agriculture sector? Learn more about funding through the Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program.
Canola update: sector united in response to Chinese suspensions 2019-04-15 In the face of sudden canola export suspensions by China, members across Canada's canola industry and government are coming together to resolve the impasse on an important export commodity.
Newly appointed Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister meeting with industry 2019-04-15 Recently appointed Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has been busy meeting with farmers, food processors and provincial counterparts to discuss challenges and opportunities for the sector.
Budget 2019: New investments to grow Canadian agriculture 2019-04-15 Funding for Canada's first food policy, supply management sector, innovation for the food processing sector and more.
Be proactive in managing risk: Enrol in AgriStability 2019-04-15 AgriStability supports you when you experience a large margin decline....
Keeping African swine fever out of Canada 2019-04-15 Detector dogs are frontline protection in preventing African swine fever from entering Canada. ...
Survey on "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" labelling guidelines 2019-04-15 The Government of Canada seeks industry feedback as it considers potential changes to "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" labelling guidelines.
Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program now accepting applications 2019-04-15 New funding program supports industry-led projects to help the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector capitalize on opportunities and address emerging issues.
New Agriculture Emergency Management Bulletin 2019-04-15 The Agriculture Emergency Management (AEM) Bulletin...
Strategy for healthy piglets without antibiotics 2019-04-15 A feeding strategy for piglets that does not include antibiotics will reduce veterinary costs and facilitate access to the European market for Canadian hog producers.
How will you celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day? 2019-02-11 Join the festivities across Canada on February 12 and help raise awareness of Canada's dynamic agriculture and agri-food sector.
Rooted in strength – tools for becoming more resilient 2019-02-11 'When winter storms roll in, taking care of our families and ourselves can sometimes be extra demanding.
Girls and science: what a team! 2019-02-11 February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a chance to highlight the important contributions of women in agricultural science.
Major milestones advancing ag 2019-02-11 Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of the Canadian economy and a high-performing sector in today's global marketplace.
Growing Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector 2019-01-08 Agri-Food Economic Strategy Table releases ambitious long-term vision...
New web portal to help Canadians adapt to climate change 2019-01-08 Wide range of information and services will support farmers.
Trade deals aim to diversify Canada's agricultural trade 2019-01-08 CUSMA agreement and CPTPP ratification are vital steps in growing the Canadian economy.
Government of Canada invests in automation and digital technologies 2019-01-08 National initiatives to support agriculture and agri-food sector.
Trade missions to the EU and China boost Canada's agriculture profile 2019-01-08 Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay leads two trade missions to key export markets.
'Making hay' with forages 2019-01-08 Though often overlooked, forage is the third most profitable crop for Canadian farmers, valued at more than $5 billion a year.
Dairy Farm Investment Program Phase II Announced 2019-01-08 Funding applications will be accepted from January 7-February 8, 2019.
Optimizing the value of an ancestral Indigenous crop system 2019-01-08 Funding applications will be accepted from January 7-February 8, 2019.
SPACE: The newest frontier in agriculture 2019-07-16 Scientists at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) saw earth-orbiting satellites as an opportunity to look at agriculture from a stellar new vantage point.
Everyone at the table: Launch of the Food Policy for Canada 2019-07-16 Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau launched the first-ever Food Policy for Canada at the Carrefour Alimentaire Centre-Sud in Montreal.
Share your thoughts on proposed changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program 2019-07-16 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada are seeking feedback on a proposal that would provide greater mobility to foreign workers through the introduction of occupation-specific work permits.
What the Federal Regulatory Review means for you 2019-07-16 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will lead two modernization proposals meant to support innovation and economic growth in the sector.
Higher limits for the Advance Payments Program 2019-07-16 The Government of Canada announced in May 2019 changes to the Advance Payments Program (APP) that supports farmers with increased loan limits.
Visit to Japan boosts Canada's agriculture profile 2019-07-16 Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, visited Japan to attend the G20 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting and held a series of productive meetings with her counterparts from North America, Asia and Europe.
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement 2018/10/11 Canada and the United States reached an agreement last week, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized trade agreement for the 21st Century: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay announces details of $70 million agricultural science investment 2018-10-11 Boosting support for agricultural innovation will put technologies and best management practices into farmers' hands faster.
Indigenous Pathfinder – new personalized service for Indigenous agricultural businesses and communities 2018-10-11 A direct line of support is now available to help Indigenous Peoples access programs related to the agriculture and food sector.
Bringing premium meat to Canadian domestic and export markets 2018-10-11 An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researcher is working to produce pigs with higher marbling.
Taking on herbicide resistance 2018-10-11 Genetic tools to limit the impact of herbicide resistance are now being used in Quebec and may eventually be available elsewhere.
Grow your trade around the world with help from commissioners 2018-10-11 Learn how you can benefit from our trade commissioners' advice and guidance on exporting.
2018 Medium Term Outlook 2018-10-11 According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Medium Term Outlook 2018, the Canadian agricultural sector is on the path of continued growth.
Beef Genomic Prediction Trial 2018-10-11 The Canadian beef cattle industry is working with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers to produce a more efficient and environmentally sustainable herd.
Quick and easy online searches tailored to your needs with AGPAL 2018-06-18 Accessing agricultural programs and services has never been so easy.
Canada Pavilion Program benefits agricultural businesses 2018-06-18 The newly launched Canada Pavilion Program helps industry promote products internationally.
Expanding eco-friendly pest management options for farmers 2018-06-18 Wasps help farmers manage more pests with fewer chemicals.
Trade missions open up overseas markets for Canadian farmers 2018-06-18 As China's population grows, so do opportunities for Canadian producers.
Transportation Modernization Act will help grain sector thrive 2018-06-18 Act gives grain sector new tools to get Canadian grain to market.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership open for business 2018-03-16 Applications for federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership are now available.
AgriStability Changes for 2018 Program Year 2018-03-16 Are you covered?
Canola: Canadian, eh? 2018/03/16 When people are asked to name Canada's great innovations, canola doesn't usually make the list, but it should.
Solving milk-production issues at hog farms 2018-03-16 New research to help Canadian hog producers ensure their sows have enough milk for their piglets.
Exploring the impact of public trust 2018-03-16 New AAFC surveys reveal how public trust influences producers' and processors' operations.
Budget 2018 2018-03-16 Budget 2018 takes the next steps towards building an equal, competitive, sustainable and fair Canada - where science and innovation spur economic growth.
Cash flow solutions for farmers 2018-03-16 Plan ahead for your spring cash advance.
Advancing Canada's trade and market access agenda 2018-03-16 Minister MacAulay wrapped up four major trade missions abroad and talks up Canada's high-quality food products.
Weather maps that make a difference 2018-03-16 Even in the off-season, our weather monitoring services are at work so farmers can be prepared.
Farm innovation in Prince Edward Island just got a big boost 2018-03-16 Charlottetown Research and Development Centre flexes its labs.
Bringing fresher flavours to a freezer aisle near you 2017-11-08 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada teams up with industry partner to improve the taste and texture of frozen veggies.
Making loans more accessible 2017-11-08 The Canadian Agricultural Loans Act (CALA) is a loan-guarantee program designed to make loans more available to farmers and agricultural co-operatives.
Update on North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations 2017-11-08 Four rounds of talks have taken place.
Survey finds Canadians view agriculture positively 2017-11-08 Canadians have a high regard for the sector but a majority don't consider themselves knowledgeable about agriculture.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada hosts international conference on minor use pesticides 2017-11-08 Experts from around the world gather in Montreal to help farmers of specialty crops.
Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement benefits eager agriculture and agri-food exporters 2017-11-08 The trade deal, one of Canada's most ambitious trade initiatives, opens new markets in the European Union for agriculture and agri-food exporters.
Taking action against a serious global health threat 2017-11-08 New pan-Canadian framework aims to prevent and control the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Emergency preparedness for Canadian livestock sector 2017-11-08 Tools for responding to costly potential disasters can help Canadian livestock producers.
A Food Policy for Canada 2017-11-08 Consultations on A Food Policy for Canada have wrapped up after reaching almost 45,000 Canadians in an online survey, a national Food Policy Summit, as well as regional engagement sessions held across the country.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership 2017-07-28 New agreement to help position Canada as a leader in the global economy.
A Food Policy for Canada – Let's build it together 2017-07-28 Consultations on A Food Policy for Canada are now underway - the Government of Canada is asking Canadians for their views on what should be included. Complete the online survey by August 31st, 2017 and have your say!
Hiring seasonal workers? Plan ahead! 2017-07-28 The growing volume of people coming to Canada means it's important for employers to apply early for work permits.
Wanted: New members for the National Program Advisory 2017-07-28 New and existing farmers from all regions of Canada are encouraged to apply.
Canadian Potato Genetic Resources 2017-07-28 Keeping potatoes alive: Maintaining a "living library".
Farm Debt Mediation Service: We can work it out 2017-07-28 Discover how an AAFC program is helping farmers manage financial stress.
New bioherbicide targets weeds, not crops 2017-07-28 Beware, dandelions and thistles: Phoma macrostoma is coming soon to a field near you.
Tracing Canada's livestock 2017-07-28 Livestock premises identification helps Canada respond to emergencies.
From desktop to field: Software helps farmers protect crops 2017-07-28 Software predicts the development of pests, crops and some post-harvest disorders based on hourly weather data and forecasts.
Highlights from the 2016 Census of Agriculture 2017-07-28 Conducted every five years, the Census of Agriculture provides a statistical portrait of Canada's agriculture industry and its farm operators.
Business Risk Management programs 2017-05-04 Take steps to protect your farm.
What's abuzz in your field boundaries? 2017-05-04 Think those non-cropped road allowances are good for nothing? Think again!
The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative is back! 2017-05-04 Hire youth to complete your green projects.
New alfalfa variety will offer farmers a tougher forage 2017-05-04 Neither rain, nor snow, nor drought, nor hoof will stop this new alfalfa variety from growing and thriving in fields across the country.
The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Advance Payments Program 2017-05-04 Strengthen your financials and capitalize on opportunities this spring with a cash advance from AAFC's Advance Payments Program.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada science takes over social media 2017-05-04 The science, technologies, and innovations used to ensure Canadians enjoy the freshest products all year long were centre stage during a social media takeover day at AAFC, that was focused on food production and preservation methods.
Trade shows give agri-food exporters a competitive edge in lucrative global markets 2017-05-04 Through the Canada Pavilion, the Government of Canada helps businesses promote and distinguish their top-quality products and services under one internationally branded Canadian theme.
Budget 2017 supports Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector as an important driver of economic growth 2017-05-04 Find out how Budget 2017 is investing in the success and growth of Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector!
Celebrating 150 years of agriculture 2017-02-15 Celebrations are underway for Canada's 150th and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will be joining in on the festivities.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada reopens Frelighsburg Experimental Farm 2017-02-15 Ramping up environmental research in agriculture.
Grain safety program gets off the ground 2017-02-15 Mobile unit is the first in Canada to offer grain safety training.
Digitizing Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's biological collections 2017-02-15 Modernizing historic collections could prevent a devastating pest invasion.
Coming soon! A new online tool to calculate optimum nitrogen for corn 2017-02-15 Want to save $25 to $49 per hectare? Look for this optimum nitrogen calculator.
Another banner year for Canadian exports 2017-02-15 Canada's agriculture sector saw major export breakthroughs around the world in 2016.
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