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Minister Ritz Calls for Outright Repeal of United States Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)
"Senators Hoeven and Stabenow’s proposal in no way reflects Canada’s voluntary labelling regime – any suggestion of this is blatantly false. ‎A voluntary regime as they propose does not require legislation."
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Harper Government Invests in Vegetable Preservation
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of $2.5 million to Bonduelle Research Inc., to introduce a new food preservation technology which prolongs the shelf-life of vegetables making them safer to consume longer after they are harves
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Harper Government Announces Tax Relief for Western Livestock Producers
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today released a list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2015.
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Statement from Ministers Ritz and Fast on Senator Stabenow's Proposed Bill to Amend United States Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)
"Senator Stabenow's COOL 2.0 fails to address Canada's concerns and would continue to undermine our integrated North American supply chains. By continuing the segregation of and discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs, Senator Stabenow's measure w
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International Trade Centre Investment Announced by Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan
Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a commitment of $22 million, through Growing Forward 2, for the construction of a new 150,000 square foot multipurpose facility at Evraz Place calle
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Harper Government Establishes Market Access for Beef to Ukraine
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, announced today that the Government of Canada has opened the Ukrainian market for beef (from cattle under 30 months) and ready-to-eat meat. This new market access marks a significan
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Crop Logistics Working Group Identifies Efficiencies in Grain Handling System
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) has completed its final report, identifying ways to improve the grain handling and transportation system across Canada.
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