The Special Committee on Climate Change will be holding a meeting June 4 to finalize its report to the legislature.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will continue its study on the federal response to the COVID-19 Pandemic by videoconference Friday afternoon.
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.
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.
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…
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.
A request by veteran beekeeper Stan Sandler for a judicial review of the 2019 protocol regarding the importation of honey bees into the province has been denied by Supreme Court Judge Terri MacPherson.
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.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (AGRI) will be hearing from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino this Friday as part of its study into the impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture.
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.
The Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain continues to provide millions of Canadians with safe and healthy produce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The opposition Conservatives have called on the Trudeau government to put in place a temporary program to match students looking for work with jobs in Canada’s food supply chains.
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.
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…
The chair and general manager of United Potato Growers of Canada will be appearing before the Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food this afternoon as part of the committee's study into the impacts of COVID-19 on the farming sector.
Through their continued partnership, BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada (BASF) and the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) have announced the digital expansion of farm safety resources for children.
Holstein Canada members and industry partners from across Canada came together online in late April for Holstein Canada’s 137th Annual General Meeting.
With the Senate of Canada not sitting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rob Black was unable to deliver a statement on National Soil Conservation Week in the Senate Chamber.
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.
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.
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.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has committed US $40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers a…
The Government of Canada is providing $20 million to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to support critical food inspection that will help to ensure Canadians will have continued access to safe, high-quality food to feed their families.
“While 2019 was a very challenging year, it really showed the value of having a clear purpose and strong partnership through the entire industry,” the president of the Canola Council of Canada told the organization's recent annual meeting.
The Learning Lounge Sessions, typically hosted on the trade show floor at the annual meeting of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, are going virtual.
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…
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.
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.
Consumers should brace for the fact food will become both more expensive and harder to get unless the federal government steps up to the plate with more backing, warns the president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
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.
A $4.7 million provincial program developed in conjunction with the provincial government and Cavendish Farms should help deal with a surplus of potatoes accumulating in the warehouses of processing growers, says the general manager of the PEI Potato Board.
Farm and Food Care PEI has announced the cancellation of the 2020 version of Breakfast on the Farm due to the physical distancing limitation surrounding COVID-19.
A new survey from Restaurants Canada has revealed that nearly all of Prince Edward Island’s foodservice businesses are concerned about their current debt levels, and many won’t survive the impacts of COVID-19 without longer-term solutions.
Over a decade of program operations, Cleanfarms has recovered for recycling or proper disposal 51,600 tonnes of plastic and other non-organic agricultural waste from Canada's agricultural sector.
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.
The Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada (ANCC) is going digital for 2020 with a special webinar series this May and June featuring leading speakers and topics exploring the links between animal nutrition and animal health.
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.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will begin its study of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the country's agriculture industry later today.
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…
As this issue went to press, the provincial government announced financial help for the agriculture community as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19.