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Tuesday | 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.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Life, Food, Organic Food, Mexico, World News, Patrick Moore, Agriculture, Science, Opinion

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Lifestyles

Ashworth takes helm of national organization

Ashworth was elected president during the national organization's annual general meeting at Elkhorn, Manitoba, last month.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Organic Food, Canada,

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)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Transportation, Railroads, Canadian National Railway

CBC News

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.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Vladimir Putin, Agriculture, Science, Stephen Harper, Life, Food, Seafood

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Star Phoenix

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)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Murphy Exploration and Production Company International, Energy, Oil & Gas, North America, Canada, World News, Recipes

Bloomberg

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Transportation, Railroads, Canadian National Railway, Canada,

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Sys-Con Media

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)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sys-Con Media

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, 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.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Agriculture, Science,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sys-Con Media

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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