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  1. 'Early Christmas' for pro-marketing farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Weyburn Review

    The excitement of Christmas morning came a little early for grain farmers, who were excited to finally see freedom in grain marketing become a reality late Thursday evening, reinforced by an announcement at a Balgonie-area farm by the federal Agriculture minister, Gerry Ritz, on Friday morning. Bill C-18, which removes the single-desk monopoly powers of the Canadian Wheat Board for wheat, durum and barley, was passed through the Senate on Thursday, was given Royal Assent by the Governor General, and was signed into law by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, all on Thursday evening.

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  2. Potato tampering mystery remains unsolvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | The Guardian

    ... that we're not releasing now." In addition to the reward money the incident, which federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz described as a form of terrorism, has had other lasting emotional and financial effects on farmers. Millions of public and ...

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  3. U.S. politics will push TPP onto Canadian election agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Hill Times

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, pictured on Parliament Hill in June before MPs left Ottawa for the summer. If a TPP agreement is reached in September, all political parties will have to make some hard decisions before the election.

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  4. Plans for next Growing Forward programs underwayRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Western Producer

    Canadian agriculture ministers and farm leaders are turning their attention to what a new agricultural policy framework should contain.a It's not yet clear how changes made to business risk management programs for the 2013-18 Growing Forward 2 program have affected farmers.a However, there is widespread discontent with AgriStability and many farmers claim they have no hope of payments because of cuts to the program in 2013.a A Manitoba BRM task force is gathering information from farmers in that province and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture has a committee working on it as well.a CFA president Ron Bonnett said he is curious to see how AgriStability performs for those affected by drought this year.a Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said officials continually analyze data from AgriStability as it comes in but it's too soon to say exactly how ... (more)

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  5. Agriculture, rural issues ignored in politicalaRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Western Producer

    ... they can't find workers to do the jobs.a Canada's agriculture ministers, including federal minister Gerry Ritz, recently discussed the state of the food processing sector at the annual ministers meeting in Charlottetown.a The Canadian ...

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  6. AgriStability goes from - great to good'Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Western Producer

    ... Forward 3, and a formal review is to begin next year.a Funk has met with federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and others to demonstrate the model and plans further discussions with federal ...

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  7. Canada vows to retaliate over COOLRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 6 | The Western Producer

    The United States can avoid retaliatory trade penalties from Canada only by repealing its controversial country-of-origin labelling law, said Canadian agriculture minister Gerry Ritz.

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  8. Mandryk: PM Stephen Harper bets that cynicism worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Canada.com

    ... in Saskatchewan, valued at $98 million, mostly made by incumbent MPs like Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu'Appelle), Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster), Kelly Block, (Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek) and Tom Lukiwski (Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan). But while ...

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  9. Supply management, TPP deal possible electionaRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 6 | The Western Producer

    ... on the auto sector, but concerns around value-added processing are already being discussed. Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz raised the state of Canada's food processing sector at the recent annual federal-provincial-territorial agriculture ...

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  10. Regina gets $38 M trade centreRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 6 | The Western Producer

    ... the exhibition grounds. Another $5 million will be raised through local fundraising. Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz announced Ottawa's contribution, saying Canadian Western Agribition and Canada's Farm Progress Show are institutions in ...

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  11. New agriculture Centre of ExcellenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart committed $10 million in funding under Growing Forward 2 for a new Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan has committed an additional $7 million for construction costs in addition to providing land.

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  12. Senator calls for repeal of COOL requirementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

    ... the law. In its three previous decisions, WTO ruled against the COOL law. Recently, Canada's Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast issued a joint statement on the COOL law saying, "The US Senate must follow the ...

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  13. COOL still hot as Congress nears recessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | Western Livestock Journal

    ... forward legislation that repeals COOL once and for all," read the statement from Canada's Agricultural Minister, Gerry Ritz, and International Trade Minister, Ed Fast. They also said, "The only acceptable outcome remains for the United States to ...

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  14. Canada continues to threaten tariffs if COOL not repealedRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2015 | World-Grain

    On July 30 Canada's Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz said new COOL legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate is short-sighted, and Canada will still seek tariffs. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Debbie Stabenow introduced legislation that would repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken and to establish a voluntary labeling program.

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  15. Ratcheting up the rhetoric can prove harmful toaRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2015 | The Western Producer

    In a recent teleconference with reporters, federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz linked ongoing issues with food tampering with "food terrorists." a "It does cost a tremendous amount of money to the processors and the farmers that are caught in this loop - I'll call them food terrorists - are implementing," Ritz said during a wrap-up news conference with Canada's provincial agriculture ministers.

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  16. Yes, trade deals really do overturn democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | The Ecologist

    ... tariffs on a potentially wide array of US industries, from "California wines to Minnesota mattresses" , as Gerry Ritz, Canada's Minister of Agriculture predicted . "The only way for the United States to avoid billions in immediate retaliation is to ...

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  17. U.S.-Canadian battle over meat law could hurt Michigan farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    ... Stabenow showed me several quotes that seemed to back that up. Last summer, Canadian minister of agriculture Gerry Ritz said, "If you do a voluntary label, which we do in Canada under 'product of Canada,' you don't have that trade sanctioned ...

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  18. Little rain, lots of gloom, spark agricultural emergency in Maple CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Star Phoenix

    ... be pushing for an increase in agricultural aid before this fall's federal election. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Thursday that Ottawa will grant 2015 tax deferrals to western livestock producers who are facing feed shortages. A ...

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  19. Canada to invest in International Trade CentreRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2015 | World-Grain

    REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced on July 23 a commitment of C$22 million, through Growing Forward 2, for the construction of a new 150,000- square- foot multipurpose facility at Evraz Place called the International Trade Centre. Growing Forward 2 is a cost-shared partnership between federal, provincial and territorial governments designed to support an innovative, competitive and profitable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

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  20. TPP trade deal could be signed soonRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Western Producer

    ... management system." - That means different things to different ministers, however, and federal minister Gerry Ritz would not definitively rule out agricultural concessions. - "As a federal government, we've shown concern for the supply ...

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