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The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center are pleased to co-publish a short piece on approaches to food safety cooperation in Canada and the United States. With NAFTA renegotiation talks in full swing, it is a critical time for a conversation on protecting and improving our shared food supply chain. As think tanks and think networks, CAPI and the Wilson Center know the importance of good debate and a robust marketplace for ideas. This short piece, written by Rory McAlpine and Mike Robach, encourages just such debate. “The contents of the piece represent an more >>
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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Full Interview 7:08 Listen A Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction says, when considering whether to build new or renovate when making the move from stall housing to group housing of gestating sows, the decision comes down to cost. As part of a program coordinated by Swine Innovation Porc a multi institutional team of engineers and scientists has been documenting the conversion of sow barns from stall housing to group housing in an effort to provide insight to those considering making the change. Murray Elliott, a Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction, says before considering whether to renovate the barn or more >>
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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Full Interview 7:49Listen Farmscape for September 25, 2017 The Canadian Meat Council says unresolved technical issues will give European Union beef and pork producers and processors an advantage over their Canadian counterparts under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Provisions of the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement which affect market access for red meat took effect last week. Ron Davidson, the Director of International Trade, Government and Media Relations with Canadian Meat Council, says technically CETA will provide access to Europe for up to a billion dollars worth of Canadian red meat products but our beef and pork more >>
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week's Market Recap: Live cattle closed up $2.25 for the week. Feeder cattle were steady to $4.00 higher, there was a good demand for feeder cattle this week. Live cattle futures up $4.00 week – a strong week for nearby futures markets. Feeder cattle futures also $5.00 higher for the week. October feeder cattle futures are up $17.50 over the last month. Choice beef cutout is up $1.00 for the week. Cash hogs down $4.00 for the week. Lean hog futures are down nearly $5.00 for the week. It was another more >>
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel was set up on Friday to rule on a U.S. complaint over Chinese import quotas on farm goods including wheat, rice and corn, a trade official said. The panel on tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for agricultural products was automatically established as it was the second request by the United States at the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, after China blocked the first attempt on Aug. 31. The row was initiated under the Obama administration which sought consultations on Dec. 15, but the Trump administration moved ahead with the case saying that the quotas hurt U.S. farm more >>
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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