Prince Albert Daily Herald
Canada's organic free-for-all
Gerry Ritz and Stephen Harper have fallen for the organic ruse again, hook, line and sinker.a A whopping three-quarters of all the organic food sold in Canada is imported from countries with lax environmental standards like China, Mexico and Argentina.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Ashworth takes helm of national organization
Ashworth was elected president during the national organization's annual general meeting at Elkhorn, Manitoba, last month.
The Western Producer
Without Russia, government must help establisha
Prime minister Dmitri Medvedev announced Aug. 7 that the Russian border was closed, effective immediately, to any imports of beef, pork, fish, dairy products, and fruits and vegetables from Canada, the European Union, the United States, Australia and Norway.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
The Chronicle Herald
Feds' $8-million organic plan centred in Bible Hill
After a quick lesson in supply-and-demand economics, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced an $8-million boost Tuesday afternoon for organic farming research over the next five years.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The Western Producer
Rail volumes increased, service rules tightened
The federal government marked the beginning of the 2014-15 crop year with new regulations aimed at ensuring better rail service for Western Canada's grain and oilseed farmers.a © The regulations, which were announced Aug. 1 by federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, include another federal order requiring Canada's major railways to each haul ... (more)
Canada won't back down in face of Russian sanctions, government says
Canada will not be intimidated by Russia's ban on its food imports, Industry Minister James Moore said Thursday, warning that the sanctions will hurt Russian consumers more than Canadians.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Video: Fringe Fest street scene
New regulations to the federal government's new grain transportation legislation unveiled by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz include a minimum of one million tonnes of grain to be shipped by the... The International Monetary Fund says Canada and other countries can improve their economies and environment by hiking energy taxes - while cutting them ... (more)
Canada to Require Railways to Increase Grain Shipments
Canada ordered the nation's two major railways to ship a minimum of more than 1 million metric tons of grain a week during the fall harvest to prevent a recurrence of the backlog that left farmers unable to move crops last winter.
Wall Street Journal
Canada Mandates Higher Minimum Grain Shipments for Railroads
Canada has ordered the country's two main railways to carry more than one million metric tons of grain a week until the end of November and turn over more data to authorities on how they transport the commodity.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Minister Ritz Continues Canada's Fight Against COOL at U.S....
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the U.S.'s National Cattlemen's Beef Association summer conference where he stressed the importance of ending the discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs under mandatory Country of Origin Labelling and emphasized the growing recognition that COOL is harming farmers and industry in the U.S. and ... (more)
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Harper Government Supports New Opportunities for Canada's Horticulture Industry
Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Dean Allison, member of Parliament for Niagara West-Glanbrook, attended an open house at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre's Victoria Farm and announced two investments worth over $2.5 million from the Government of Canada.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Western Producer
Consumers have dim view of agriculture
A survey shows many consumers are not aware that farmers are driving diverse and innovative changes in the industry.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Minister Ritz Highlights Importance of Canada-US Agricultural Trade at Major Economic Summit
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region Foundation Summit where he underscored the importance of free and unfettered trade to drive competitiveness, create jobs and provide economic opportunities on both sides of the border.