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

    Friday Jul 31 | 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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  2. COOL still hot as Congress nears recessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | 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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  3. Canada continues to threaten tariffs if COOL not repealedRead the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | 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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  4. Ratcheting up the rhetoric can prove harmful toaRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | 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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  5. Yes, trade deals really do overturn democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | 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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  6. U.S.-Canadian battle over meat law could hurt Michigan farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | 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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  7. Little rain, lots of gloom, spark agricultural emergency in Maple CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | 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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  8. Canada to invest in International Trade CentreRead the original story

    Friday Jul 24 | 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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  9. TPP trade deal could be signed soonRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | 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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  10. High-Speed Internet Coming to More Rural Areas in SaskatchewanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Market Wire

    Everyday tasks that were once done in person, such as shopping, communicating, learning and banking, are now done online. To help Canadians have better access to these and many other online opportunities, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide $4.63 million to YourLink to connect over 40,000 homes in Saskatchewan to high-speed Internet.

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  11. Harper Government Announces Tax Relief for Western Livestock ProducersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Market Wire

    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. The designation allows livestock producers in prescribed drought regions who are facing feed shortages to defer a portion of their 2015 sale proceeds of breeding livestock for one year in order to help replenish that stock in the following year.

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  12. Agriculture losing its spot in Canada'saRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Western Producer

    ... open to. They promised to continue talking about the issue, he added. a Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said the government needs to "link arms with industry and consumer groups as well, just to make sure they understand the very ...

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  13. Harper Government Establishes Market Access for Beef to UkraineRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Sys-Con Media

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, announced today that the Government of Canada has opened the Ukrainian market for beef and ready-to-eat meat. This new market access marks a significant milestone for Canada following the lifting of Ukraine's ban on Canadian beef products in 2014.

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  14. New AIM farm show hits markRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 21 | The Western Producer

    ... the first new farm show in 23 years. It speaks to the health of this industry," said federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz at the opening of the event. "This event allows farmers to experience the latest technology first-hand and be introduced to ...

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  15. Canada identifies ways to improve grain handlingRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 21 | World-Grain

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced on July 20 that the Crop Logistics Working Group has completed its final report, identifying ways to improve the grain handling and transportation system across Canada. The working group was chaired by Murdoch MacKay and brought together over 18 agriculture organizations from across the grain sector.

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  16. Crop Logistics Working Group Identifies Efficiencies in Grain Handling SystemRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Sys-Con Media

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that the Crop Logistics Working Group has completed its final report, identifying ways to improve the grain handling and transportation system across Canada. The working group was chaired by Mr. Murdoch MacKay and brought together over 18 agriculture organizations from across the grain sector.

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  17. Canadian agricultural ministers coordinate to boost agricultural sectorRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | World-Grain

    ... our producers and processors through more innovation, improved competitiveness and access to new markets," said Gerry Ritz, federal agriculture minister and co-chair. Ministers also discussed the importance of efficient transportation systems in ...

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  18. Today, parents get child care payments from Harper GovernmentRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2015 | Canada NewsWire

    ... more flexibility in choosing the childcare options that best fit their individual needs." - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster "The UCCB will help every single ...

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  19. Federal agriculture minister says Azerbaijan interested in Canadian cattleRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2012 | Times-Herald

    Another market has opened for Canadian live cattle.Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says Canada can now export cattle to Azerbaijan.He says the country is just beginning to invest in its agriculture sector.That's opening up prospects for dairy cattle, beef cattle, commercial beef, crops, horticulture and equipment. He says they're not just looking at feeding their own people but at developing export markets.

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  20. Federal agriculture minister calls food tampering in Canada a despicable actRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Brandon Sun

    Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says food and farm tampering is a despicable and deplorable act and anyone found responsible will feel the full force of the law. Last month, Prince Edward Island's potato industry increased the reward it is offering to $500,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for inserting metal objects into potatoes.

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