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The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will be meeting this afternoon to continue its study on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the agriculture sector.

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This isn’t the first time that Iris beekeeper Stan Sandler has argued that the PEI government isn’t doing enough to keep diseases and parasites from infesting local bee colonies.

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It has been said there is no room for politics during a pandemic. I agree. However, there is always a place for public oversight and accountability, even during a crisis. Since COVID-19, the government has rolled out program after program with information on when it will be available, how to…

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As the Island dairy industry deals with a loss of markets due to a decline in restaurant sales, Dairy Farmers of PEI has set a penalty for overproduction.

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The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is fully committed to continue enhancing the strength of the North American beef industry under the newly negotiated and soon-to-be implemented Canada -United States-Mexico Agreement, maintains association president Bob Lowe.

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While he is obviously disappointed a big part of his summer has disappeared, Trevor MacDonald stands behind the decision of the PEI Association of Exhibitions to pull the plug on the summer fair circuit and is confident of a bigger and better show season in 2021.

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The PEI Federation of Agriculture (PEIFA) is pleased with the recent signal from the provincial government it is prepared to work closely with the Island farming community as the industry gears up for the 2020 growing season.

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We always needed farmers. Now, with COVID-19, they need us. Farming needs real help, right now.

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On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales in the food services and drinking places subsector decreased 0.3% to $6.3 billion in January. The impacts of the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) on the sector will be more noticeable in subsequent months.

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The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) has announced the appointment of Sylvain Fournaise as Chairman of their Board of Directors for the next two years.

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Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the election of the 2020 Executive Committee. The Board is a hardworking group of individuals whose commitment to our industry is unmatched. Being dynamic, responding to the need for change, evolving and adapting to market forces, and coming tog…

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Food Secure Canada is pleased with the recent announcement from the federal government of $100 million in support of food banks, Community Food Centres and local food organizations as part of its strategy to help Canadians cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As COVID-19 ravages communities across North America, many analysts believe meatpacking plants, where employees work close to each other, are the next focal point of the spread of the virus.

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With the current coronavirus crisis taking place on our planet, as farmers and as consumers, we should be ready to support health authorities everywhere in the world. This is also a situation that is conducive to reflecting upon the existing food system and on a new approach to it all.

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It’s not surprising that Canada’s big food retailers are making a bundle during the pandemic lockdown. Loblaws (Superstores here) estimates that it’s increased first quarter revenues by $751 million as Canadian families stay at home to eat. It’s the rest of the food chain that’s struggling t…

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Here is a look at the $252 million in support to help farmers, food businesses, and food processors deal with the impacts of COVID-19 announced May 5 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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The chair of the Canadian Pork Council was blunt about the industry's chances of long-term survival without significant federal government help if the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues for several months.

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As growers across the country begin planting the 2020 crop, the general manager of United Potato Growers of Canada is urging them to consider "all available information" to best match supply with demand in what is arguably the most uncertain growing season in recent memory.

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Producers in PEI and across the country are feeling abandoned by the federal government in the wake of the long- awaited aid package designed to help the industry cope with the impacts of COVID-19.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau will be the appearing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food during a videoconference session slated to begin at the 6 p.m. Atlantic time today.

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British Columbia farmer Chris Bodnar explained to Globe and Mail reporter Justine Hunter the dilemma facing so many producers across Canada right now, “You don’t plant a crop if you don’t know how you’re going to sell it.” Bodnar and other farmers have just a couple of weeks to figure this o…

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The impact of COVID-19 continues to hang in the shadows like an unwelcome guest at a dinner party as the curtain begins to rise on the 2020 planting season.

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